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Old Dec 21, 2010, 5:07 PM   #1
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Hit the road last night at around 9:30pm to arrive in the ghost town of Dorothy, Alberta as I wanted to pair up the lunar eclipse with one of the abandoned churches there. This was also a special event to shoot as it is impossible to photograph the moon and the Milkyway Galaxy together if the moon is shining.

So with the help of the earth's shadow blocking the moon's light, it was thrilling to finally grab a photo of the moon, galaxy and church all in one.

I battled extremely cold temps to get this shot, freezing my fingers till I couldn't move them. Even with my pockets full of hotties, they did nothing to keep my fingers mobile. It was worth it in the end!
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Old Dec 21, 2010, 5:12 PM   #2
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WOW! That is spectacular. I appreciate your efforts, and commend you on your results! Frank
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Hit the road last night at around 9:30pm to arrive in the ghost town of Dorothy, Alberta as I wanted to pair up the lunar eclipse with one of the abandoned churches there. This was also a special event to shoot as it is impossible to photograph the moon and the Milkyway Galaxy together if the moon is shining.

So with the help of the earth's shadow blocking the moon's light, it was thrilling to finally grab a photo of the moon, galaxy and church all in one.

I battled extremely cold temps to get this shot, freezing my fingers till I couldn't move them. Even with my pockets full of hotties, they did nothing to keep my fingers mobile. It was worth it in the end!

Kevin,

Yes, the cold is chewing on the fingertips and the toes. Got to have gloves on and keep off the ground.

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The red on the windows remind me of a central christian theme, the blood mystique. There is such such a thing

Take care out there

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Old Dec 21, 2010, 9:28 PM   #4
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I read about the moon being over the milky way but i didn't take the next step to get myself to dark-town to get a shot. good work. might be once-in-a-lifetime for this shot actually.
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Wonderful shot...!

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Old Dec 22, 2010, 10:34 PM   #6
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Thank you for the comments again. Here is a shot right at the very start of the eclipse to show you the difference as to what stars the moon's light blocks out and how rare it is to get a shot of the moon with the milkyway.
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Wow, Fantasmajorical! Am-aaaaazing, Kevin. You are very tenacious. An incredible capture. Love the light, the composition & viewpoint.
Your portfolio must be knockout. Super Stunning.
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In the second one the moon is directly above the cross on the church making it
sort of look like a light from heaven...
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Awesome shot....
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Really nice work
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