January 02, 2006


Such a day! Enough. Do please try not to make too much fun of the picture; I'll get better with practice.

. . . I think.

new moon at sunset

[Clicking makes bigger.]

Posted by Ilyka at January 2, 2006 10:05 PM in navel gazing

The colors in this photo are gorgeous!

Do they have Big Lots down there? You can get a little tripod for $5. Makes all the difference in the world for scenic shots.

Posted by: Jim at January 3, 2006 03:59 AM

Cool beans. Was hoping we'd get to see some of that New Mexico sky.

Posted by: Rob at January 3, 2006 04:01 AM


Which Duran Duran lyric?

The wild boys are calling
On their way back from the fire
In august moon's surrender to
A dust cloud on the rise

Posted by: Hubris at January 3, 2006 07:22 AM

I do indeed have Big Lots, Jim. Thanks for reminding me--it's been awhile since I've been in there to browse anyhow.

And Hubris, lyric was: I light my torch and wave it for the new moon on Monday . . . Which has got to be one of their sillier lyrics but hey, it was a new moon, and it was Monday.

Posted by: ilyka at January 3, 2006 01:48 PM

What is it, exactly, that we're supposed to be making fun of?

Because I just *siiiiigh* every time I look at it and think "There's no place like home."


Posted by: Margi at January 3, 2006 08:49 PM

Eh, the moon got a little stuttery. Jim's recommendation on the tripod is definitely a good one.

But damn, the sky here! I canNOT get over it. It's much better than even Phoenix because the air's so much cleaner. I LOVE it.

Posted by: ilyka at January 3, 2006 08:56 PM

The moon will be stuttery at night because of the slower shutter speed. The tripod might help a little on that shot but not much. The problem here isn't you not holding still with the camera. It's more likely because your subjects are moving. Now, if you could get the Earth to stand still........

Posted by: Rob at January 5, 2006 01:38 AM