From the photographer “During one of my popular overnight public stargazing campouts on the night of March 29, 2010, the light of the full moon lit a break in the tamarisk trees and created a marvelous portrait of heavens and earth. In the western sky appeared the constellation of Orion, the hunter, with its three “belt” stars pointing left toward Sirius, the brightest star in the night sky. A jet’s vapor trail―also lit by moonlight―drifted across the sky and, when it passed directly over Orion’s belt stars, I realized I missed a great shot by not having my camera ready. A similar vapor trail drifted by a few minutes later; this time I got it!”



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  • Frank Howie Reply

    Your night sky images are wonderful. No matter how hard I try to make images even just a little closer to yours in quality/beauty, I still can’t!
    My excuse is the frequently damp, cloudy, Scottish/British weather! But I’ll keep at it!

    November 9, 2010 at 6:27 am
  • B.A.KALE Reply


    November 18, 2010 at 10:59 am

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