Sunday, January 8, 2012
Arizona full moon rise into the Belt of Venus
My family and I went hiking in the White Tank Mountains this afternoon/evening. It was a beautiful day for it here in the Phoenix area, and we were coming down off the mountain just after sunset. My sweeties gave me a new telephoto lens for Christmas, and my husband was game enough to lug my tripod along with me. So when I spotted the full moon rising up into the Belt of Venus (http://www.skyandtelescope.com/community/skyblog/stargazing/84903812.html), with a saguaro cactus making a classic Arizona desert shot, I had everything I needed to grab the shot. I'm really tickled with it. I couldn't have gotten the clarity with my normal lens. Expect to see more landscape and wild life photography pop up here in the blog over the coming year.
Then tonight I got to looking at one of the shots, and cropped it in like this:
Oooh...I so want to find a way to make this image into a pendant! Maybe I could learn fused glass? Or print it out, and sandwich it between two glass slides? I've seen some neat work done that way. Or.... I must do some research. There has to be a way. Oh! And it would make a spectacular bead tapestry piece! You could light it from behind, and let the moon just glow. I'd have to find several shades of beads to get the color gradation right. And then I could...
Don't you love it when the wheels start to turn?