Thursday, September 3, 2015

A Sunset, a Moon, And Two Planets

Having just discovered the Courtney Campbell Causeway and its viewing possibilities it seemed only natural to return to see the astronomical phenomena of the skies.  We have been following the configuration of Saturn and Venus all summer.  Tonight was about the last time we would see this as both planets were moving away from each other. 

If you can't see the two planets, the next picture will help.

This is from the walking path looking over to big old Tampa.  This is close enough.

As the sun was setting the juxtaposition of the background cobalt clouds, the cerulean skies and foreground lights creates a fairly dynamic panorama. It's early (or late) as I type this so you'll have to forgive the florid prose.  It's 4:23 am and I can't sleep.  I wonder why.

Anyway, the causeway will provide another location option for picture-taking.  As late-season hurricanes devolve into tropical storms, then into rain, the penultimate pictorial subject is the Floriduh equivalent of a tornado, a waterspout.  Now that would be pretty neat to capture.  Even if that eludes me, the prospect of other  opportunities at this place gives me hope that good shoots are in the future.      

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