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A Chariot for Elijah
3rd PlaceA Chariot for Elijah
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Free Study 2013-03 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D700
Lens: Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 VR DG IF-ED
Location: Keweenaw Peninsula, Lake Superior, Earth
Date: Mar 17, 2013
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 800
Shutter: 8
Date Uploaded: Mar 25, 2013

Space is My Mistress

Space is my Mistress,
and she beckons my return.
Since our departure I think of you
and yearn to fly across the heavens arm in arm.
I marvel at your figure,
defined by the edges of continents.
You gaze at me with turquoise eyes,
perhaps mistaken for ocean atolls.
You tease me to fall into your bosom,
sculptured by tectonic rifts,
only to move away as if playing some tantalizing game.
Time and time we turn together,
through day, and night, and day,
repeating encounters every 90 minutes with a freshness,
as if we have never seen our faces before.
We stroll outside together,
enveloped by naked cosmos,
filled with desire to be one.
So close,
you sense my every breath,
which masks your stare through visor haze.
We dance on the swirls of cloud tops,
while skirting the islands of blue.
You know my heart beats fast for you.
Oh, Space is my mistress,
and when our orbits coincide,
we will once again make streaks of aurora across the sky.

-- Don Pettit, astronaut, scientist

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Chariot? Elijah? Yes, chariot and Elijah.

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The object in the sky is comet PanSTARRS

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The photo was taken here
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Statistics
Place: 3 out of 239
Avg (all users): 6.7596
Avg (commenters): 8.2222
Avg (participants): 6.8961
Avg (non-participants): 6.3704
Views since voting: 1864
Views during voting: 185
Votes: 104
Comments: 27
Favorites: 9 (view)


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04/12/2013 04:48:26 PM
Reflecting the comment by 21.gif LevT, It is awesome even without the comet. But with it, it takes one on an extended trip. Congrats on the ribbon!
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04/11/2013 05:00:34 PM
Congrats on the third place, beautiful image!
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04/11/2013 04:13:43 PM
Beautiful picture, congrats!
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04/10/2013 11:34:21 AM
Very beautiful. Contrats on your ribbon.
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04/09/2013 06:12:54 PM
Such a magical image; congrats on the much deserved ribbon.
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04/09/2013 12:21:14 PM
Beautiful. Don't see how anyone could give this a 1
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04/08/2013 08:50:54 PM
JP fantastic image!!! Congrats!
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04/08/2013 07:23:17 PM
Congratulations on the yellow. Wonderful shot.
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04/08/2013 03:44:02 PM
great capture! Even without the comet it would be great, the comet takes it over the top. Congrats on the ribbon!
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04/08/2013 08:14:07 AM
Too fabulous! So nice to see you JP. Congratulations
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04/08/2013 06:44:51 AM
Congrats! Where is this?
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04/08/2013 05:04:33 AM
Marvelous. Congrats.
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04/08/2013 04:13:09 AM
The comment won a ribbon, how fantastic is that. I love that you added Earth to location. Congrats!
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04/08/2013 02:55:46 AM
Sweet.
Fantastic JP. Congrats on the ribbon!
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04/08/2013 02:23:08 AM
Well done on the Yellow here and it is deserving of a Ribbon for sure. Great work
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04/08/2013 12:22:09 AM
Love the photo and the title...
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04/08/2013 12:06:47 AM
Yayyyy...congrats JP on your ribbon.
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04/08/2013 12:05:44 AM
Hey stranger - nice to see you here!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/07/2013 08:44:35 PM
Excellent exposure!
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04/07/2013 08:19:31 PM
Beautifully rich sky, and what looks to be a shooting star being drawn to the glow of the lighthouse.
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04/07/2013 05:48:12 PM
Lovely capture of the recent comment comet! Super planning and execution. WD!

Message edited by author 2013-04-08 12:13:05.
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04/07/2013 04:30:22 AM
looks like fantasy world. very nice
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04/04/2013 08:55:00 PM
Cool scene definitely has a mystical feeling to it
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04/04/2013 08:27:16 PM
Perfect.
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04/02/2013 09:18:14 PM
Beautiful!
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04/02/2013 12:55:03 PM
This is a really nice image! I love the stars in the sky. I use to see them when I was growing up, but I never see them these days. Thanks for posting a wonderful image.
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04/01/2013 08:21:37 AM
Really telling - your title tool :)
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