Waxing Crescent Moon in Leo (astronomy ). Photo by astrophotographer
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Waxing Crescent Moon in Leo

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Monday August 1, 2011

Holmes Hill, New Zealand

Caption: A very thin crescent moon, 3.3% visible, in the sky tonight. Age of the moon in this phase is 36 hours old. The brownish colour is due to the light pollution from the streetlights. A beautiful sight even with all the excess light.

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3. fotomacc
3:14 AM GMT on August 03, 2011
Congrats on the AC Tony.
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2. oldmotem
11:15 AM GMT on August 02, 2011
Great exposure and clarity on the crescent and dark part of the moon. Congratulations.
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1. Leelee
7:07 PM GMT on August 01, 2011
Beautiful! Congratulations on this wonderful AC!
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I am very keen on astrophotography, atmospherics and nature photography.The passion for photography has been with me for 60 odd years and is still as strong as ever.My first camera was a 127 format given to me when I was 8yrs old, my father showing us how to develop film, in the bathtub, needless to say it became stained much to my mothers annoyance.I guess my profession, Radiography, was a natural way to combine taking pictures with a hobby, most radiographers in my training years had cameras so we all took photos and compared them, always striving to outdo each other.I have always had an interest in Infra-Red photography and we used to play around with IR film in the B&W days, of course we have advanced so much in the digital world of IR I had my camera converted for IR only...it was a bonus as the exposures are as if it was a white light camera. Fast shutter speeds and the resulting images are sometime bad but mostly intriguing. Although I enjoy my work in helping the patient the time has come at the end of 2014 to drop to three days a week, get out on my motorcycle(s) and take a few more photos of the natural world.

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