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Special Alignment at Sunrise

Posted by admin on 21st May 2008

Here is a series that I shot one morning last month at about 5:00 am.  The crescent moon, Venus and Saturn are all aligned around the point of the high rise tower  center frame.  This was a lucky break as I just happened to look outside at the sun rise that particular morning for the first time in about a week or so.

The Sun Rising around the buildings   Closeup of the point of the tower   The Alignment

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White Wonder

Posted by admin on 24th February 2001

These are from February 2001.  All of the pictures were taken near my home in Tokorozawa Japan. (You didn’t want to go too far on these particular days because of the icy conditions)  One item that I thought was a bit interesting is how the street lamps in the one photo look like the Nutcracker soldiers.

A view of the side walk and the street lights in the snow    A snowy side road in the local town

The local shrine in the snow   The building square in the snow

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