Greg took this photo Friday night as we were driving back to Joplin. It shows the moon and Venus in close proximity. It was frigid cold and Greg stood outside at the Beaumont rest stop for quite a while getting this photo. It was so windy it kept blowing the tripod and making things fuzzy. But, as usual, he persevered and got a great photo.
Greg is far more dedicated than I am when it comes to such things. I’m much more of the “roll down the window and hope for the best” variety, while he will suffer for his art. Not suprisingly, he gets art while I get snapshots.
I’ve been taking photographs for almost 20 years now with a “real” camera – first with an AE1 and now digital. (Although, frankly, I’ve lost quality going to digital, as has almost everyone else – but it’s so darned convenient.) Greg has taught me a lot, and I’ve learned some things over the years, but sometimes you just have to suffer for it a bit more than I’m willing to do. Greg also just sees angles and juxtapositions that never occur to me. You’d think some of that would have rubbed off on me over the years but, alas, ’tis not the case.
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