December 2012 Photo Contest
Focus on Texas: Night Photography
Nature and neon can make quite an impression when the camera gets in creative hands

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    Once in a blue moon, you get a photo like this. Pedernales EC’s Faith Rasche-Neely took it near San Marcos on September 1—actually the day after a blue moon—still rare. One definition of blue moon is the second full moon in a calendar month, which happened August 31. The other full moon was August 1. The next blue moon will be July 31, 2015.
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    Once in a blue moon, you get a photo like this. Pedernales EC’s Faith Rasche-Neely took it near San Marcos on September 1—actually the day after a blue moon—still rare. One definition of blue moon is the second full moon in a calendar month, which happened August 31. The other full moon was August 1. The next blue moon will be July 31, 2015.
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    Lee Kobs, San Bernard EC, took this photo of the moon and Venus when it was a little foggy, which created spectacular rings around the heavenly bodies.
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    Some cacti bloom only at night. This one lives in the backyard of Paul Garcia, Medina EC.
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    David Lund, Bryan Texas Utilities member, used a slow shutter speed to create this shot, which he calls “A Northgate Night.” It’s an Aggie thing.
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    Doug Green, Pedernales EC, left his shutter open for 30 minutes to create this image. “Notice the North Star in the center of the rotation,” he says.
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    An orange-hued moon by San Bernard EC’s Lee Kobs
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    The Corpus Christi Harbor Bridge lit up with LEDs, by Judy O’Kelley, Nueces EC
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    J-A-C EC’s Sherri Counts-Chapman says capturing the power of nature was a very humbling experience.
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    Sam Houston EC’s Bobby Hughes captured this October sunset over Lake Livingston from Pine Harbor picnic area near Onalaska.
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    Pedernales EC headquarters’ holiday display never disappoints. Thank you to member Larry Morris for sending it in.
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    United Cooperative Services member Nicholas Freelen took this shot on a moonless spring night in Presidio County.
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    Victoria EC’s Janice Carriger says rural living offers gazing opportunities that you just can’t find in the city.
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    Medina EC’s Pat Rogers was camping at San Angelo State Park when this storm blew in.

If people gazed up at the stars each night, I bet they would live life differently. There is something so ethereal and majestic about a beautiful night sky and a world bathed in moonlight. It can tug at the very strings of one’s soul. For those of you who only come out at night, thank you.

 

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