Wednesday, September 26, 2012

To Infinity--and Beyond

I've been keeping my eye on the night sky. I'm grateful that we live in a universe of light, and that light waves are not bounded by the division between night and day. And I find that a few minutes of gazing at the night sky definitely keeps things in proper perspective.

The Big Dipper continues to dominate the northern skyline, but it hangs lower and lower now.


And now it has been joined by the other giant constellation, Orion. A few weeks ago the Hunter was just showing his head and shoulders in the eastern sky, but now he strides in full view where he will remain throughout the winter.


A few weeks ago I took a shot of the Milky Way straight overhead. I was amazed and delighted to discover what happened when I elevated the exposure. Buzz Lightyear has it right: "To infinity--and beyond!"

2 comments:

  1. I always liked his attitude too."a universe of light",thought provoking phrase. Factual and mystical.

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  2. Space, the final frontier. These are the voyages of the Float Tube Cumberland. It's mission, keep the Captain( that would be me) afloat.

    Sorry Jim, I couldn't resist.

    Mark

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