Friday, January 30, 2009

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moon n venus

I tried a bunch of moon shots after work, by leaning against the car door. This was the least blurred. It's amazing to see the artistry of the Moon and Venus together.

sunset 23 jan 09

This was the sunset over the Mekong last week. I don't know that the man in the boat realized that he was crossing a molten highway in the water.

Sikerd school

Earlier this week, I attended a school health conference and on Wednesday, we visiting some model schools which are teaching the curriculum. This school is really a model for maintenance and cleanliness. I wish every school here were like this one, especially in the remote areas.

Oh, and the clear sky was beautiful too.

This is my contribution to Skywatch Friday, whose members post pictures of the skies around the world.

23 comments:

SJ said...

Love the moon pics! I have been trying to do those for a year now with no luck. Did you put your camera on night setting? I have a mini tripod that I put on the hood of my car.

Torsdag said...

Wonderful, SWF is the chance to view skies all over the world, thanks for a comment from Laos.
Hallo from Germany

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Beautiful shots. Great shot of the moon.

Skies said...

Wow, I like the second photo most. It's an excellent skywatch photo. Thanks for sharing again chanpeng...

That's indeed a model school.

Dewdrop said...

I saw Venus with the crescent moon last night... It was gorgeous, but I didn't have my tripod, and my camera will not shoot the moon without a tripod. It rebels. lol.

The sunset with the man in the boat is sensational! Your description is beautiful and so nice. I love how the reflection of the brilliant ball of fire resonated across the lake!

Linnea W said...

These are all terrific. I saw the same night sky last night here in Norcal. I love the river shot. That should be made into a postcard (do people still send postcards?) Lovely school too; yes, too bad more schools couldn't look like that. Love your posts! Hi from sunny and dry San Ramon.

Mojo said...

Excellent moon shot! Especially for not using a tripod. I've tried that... never had much luck at it.

Love the river shot too. Fantastic composition!

Pam said...

You have a good eye for beautiful photos. The setting sun looks like you painted it ;)

RuneE said...

I fell for No.2 - simple, effective and beautiful.

RuneE said...

Me again - I forgot to thank you for the comments. I agree that the last one is a bit tricky. I'll work a bit more on that - I hope...

nazeee said...

"crossing a molten highway" is absolutely fantastic... I love the image

Tammie Lee said...

molten highway in the water: Indeed and so lovely! The moon/venus shot is wonderful as well.

Joyoz said...

You got cool Skywatch Friday here. The moon near the star, the sunset, love it.

SandyCarlson said...

The moon and Venus made quite a pair this week. Love the photo!

Wren said...

Thanks for the introduction to a new part of the world. All the photos are nice, but the second one is my favorite.

The Good Life in Virginia said...

lovely collection of shots for swef...enjoyed them all.
thanks for sharing.

erin

Tricia said...

Incredible moon shot and that sunset is amazing!!! Beautiful coloring!!!

Keera Ann Fox said...

The molten highway picture is stunning!

I was out last night under that crescent moon with Venus hanging right below it. I'm glad you captured a picture of the pair!

uncleawang said...

I love the photos and look wonderful.
Thanks for viewing my ABC-Boat.
Have a nice day.

Bob Johnson said...

Some great shots, love the Moon Venus, was cloudy here.

Marc said...

Excellent capture of Venus and the Moon. Simple, but beautiful.

deserthorses5 said...

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Grace and Bradley said...

I love the picture of the sunset, beautiful done.