APOD: The Great Gig in the Sky (2017 Sep 08)

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APOD: The Great Gig in the Sky (2017 Sep 08)

Postby APOD Robot » Fri Sep 08, 2017 4:06 am

Image The Great Gig in the Sky

Explanation: There were no crowds on the beach at Phillips Lake, Oregon on August 21. But a few had come there to stand, for a moment, in the dark shadow of the Moon. From the beach, this unscripted mosaic photo records their much anticipated solar eclipse. In two vertical panels it catches the last few seconds of totality and the first instant of 3rd contact, just as the eclipse ends and sunlight faintly returns. Across the US those gathered along the path of totality also took pictures and shared their moment. And like those at Phillips Lake they may treasure the experience more than any planned or unplanned photograph of the total eclipse of the Sun.

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Re: APOD: The Great Gig in the Sky (2017 Sep 08)

Postby neufer » Fri Sep 08, 2017 4:13 am

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Re: APOD: The Great Gig in the Sky (2017 Sep 08)

Postby Boomer12k » Fri Sep 08, 2017 4:44 am

A wondrous shot...very nice, and creative...

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Postby Alexander331 » Fri Sep 08, 2017 7:12 am

Not an HDR image ? Really ?

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Re: APOD: The Great Gig in the Sky (2017 Sep 08)

Postby inertnet » Fri Sep 08, 2017 8:40 am

Nice references. Let me add "Shine on you crazy diamond" and "See Emily play".

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Re: APOD: The Great Gig in the Sky (2017 Sep 08)

Postby Ann » Fri Sep 08, 2017 9:02 am

Luna in the sky, not yet with diamonds.

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Re: APOD: The Great Gig in the Sky (2017 Sep 08)

Postby Asterhole » Fri Sep 08, 2017 11:50 am

There is no dark side of the Moon...as a matter of fact, it's all dark...
They're all wasted!

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Re: APOD: The Great Gig in the Sky (2017 Sep 08)

Postby gdavew63 » Fri Sep 08, 2017 12:24 pm

Beautiful picture, but where's the link to the song Great Gig in the Sky? For that matter, Shine On You Crazy Diamond? :lol2:

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Postby tomatoherd » Fri Sep 08, 2017 12:46 pm

LOL, I could have done without the flower-child getting her dress all wet. To each his own....

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Re: APOD: The Great Gig in the Sky (2017 Sep 08)

Postby neufer » Fri Sep 08, 2017 2:18 pm

tomatoherd wrote:
LOL, I could have done without the flower-child getting her dress all wet.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diana_(mythology) wrote:
<<Diana was the Roman goddess of the hunt, the moon, and nature being associated with wild animals and woodland. She was eventually equated with the Greek goddess Artemis. Artemis was bathing in the woods when the hunter Actaeon stumbled across her, thus seeing her naked. He stopped and stared, amazed at her ravishing beauty. Once seen, Artemis got revenge on Actaeon: she forbade him speech — if he tried to speak, he would be changed into a stag — for the unlucky profanation of her virginity's mystery. Upon hearing the call of his hunting party, he cried out to them and immediately transformed. At this he fled deep into the woods, and doing so he came upon a pond and, seeing his reflection, groaned. His own hounds then turned upon him and pursued him, not recognizing him. In an endeavour to save himself, he raised his eyes toward Mount Olympus. The gods did not heed his plea, and he was torn to pieces. In an embroidered extension of the myth, the hounds were so upset with their master's death, that Chiron made a statue so lifelike that the hounds thought it was Actaeon.>>
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Re: APOD: The Great Gig in the Sky (2017 Sep 08)

Postby geckzilla » Fri Sep 08, 2017 5:43 pm

tomatoherd wrote:LOL, I could have done without the flower-child getting her dress all wet. To each his own....

To each her own.
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Re: APOD: The Great Gig in the Sky (2017 Sep 08)

Postby bystander » Fri Sep 08, 2017 5:51 pm

gdavew63 wrote:Beautiful picture, but where's the link to the song Great Gig in the Sky? For that matter, Shine On You Crazy Diamond? :lol2:

The Great Gig in the Sky
Brain Damage / Eclipse
Shine On You Crazy Diamond
Know the quiet place within your heart and touch the rainbow of possibility; be
alive to the gentle breeze of communication, and please stop being such a jerk.
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Re: APOD: The Great Gig in the Sky (2017 Sep 08)

Postby RBANDREO » Fri Sep 08, 2017 10:12 pm

Thanks for all the comments.

Neufer, that Gump bit was pure genius :-)

Alexander331, not an HDR. Two single shots stitched together. Follow the last link in the APOD text, then go to the "The shot" section near the end.

Songs!! I named the image "The Great Gig in the Sky" in part because, if you read the story (again, last link in the APOD text), you'd know the song played a few minutes before totality on this beach, while everything was happening (the entire Dark Side of the Moon played, actually). "Shine On You Crazy Diamond" will have to wait for some other time ;-)

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Re: APOD: The Great Gig in the Sky (2017 Sep 08)

Postby Wah! » Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:53 am

That girl looks so unreal just like painting.
Why is the reflection brighter than the body? :roll: :roll: :roll:
I hope to see the untouched photo, 100% cropped is fine.


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