This photograph is simple and peaceful – Serenity. The water of the lake is perfectly still, twilight colours illuminate the sky near the horizon and reflect in the lake as stars become visible overhead. The Moon, Jupiter and Venus feature strongly in this photograph.
Known as the “Smiley Face Conjunction”, the Moon, Jupiter and Venus make the shape of a smile, with the Moon being the mouth, and planets being the eyes.
A duck in the water makes another interesting point of focus in this photograph, bringing the element of life and wildlife to the scene.
A “conjunction” in astronomical terms is when celestial objects appear close to each other from our perspective. In this case the Moon and planets Jupiter and Venus appear close and are in “conjunction”. This does not mean they are physically close to each other, it simply means they appear close from our perspective. Conjunctions are enjoyable to photograph, often making a nice nightscape or landscape scene. The general public also associate strongly with conjunctions, even if they don’t know of them in that way, because the celestial objects are usually more noticeable in the night sky, and so people take note of their presence.
As with all my prints, these are true long lasting photographic prints, individually prepared and signed by me the photographer. Each print is shipped with care information and identification label for framing
This photograph of the Southern Cross and Pointers can be purchased digitally for self-printing, use in books and publications, corporate material, marketing material, etc. Contact me to organise a copyright agreement.