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The Eagle has Landed - In honor and memory of Neal Armstrong

This picture was taken in the Spring of 2011 on the Housatonic River. I had misfiled it in the 1400 photos I took over 2 days of a nesting pair of eagles. Majestic creatures I had never seen in real life. Editing and cropping the image I couldn't help but feel a bit patriotic about our national icon.

As to patriotism, I shall remember for the rest of my days the moment Neal Armstrong climbed down the ladder of the Eagle as I sat transfixed in front of a tiny black and white TV with blurry live pictures coming for the first time from the surface of another celestial body to our living room. For me, that first step was no "small step for man", I could hardy have been more excited if I was there myself. I felt at that moment as if he was taking that last step off the rungs especially for me. I have NEVER been more proud of my country and the vast possibilities before us as a nation and a species. Since his passing, I seldom look up at the lunar surface and not think of him for at least a second or two. Have no doubt, he is out there somewhere. I wish him all the best the vast universe has to offer. Rest well my friend. Your job here is done.
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This is an amazing picture +Matt Pollock, is it a composite or just one shot of Eagle + moon?
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Starfire on the Mountain

I consider this shot to be one of a few in a lifetime. I use this as my professional logo for StarfireImagery.smugmug.c0m 

It was captured while shooting galactic center in the heart of Sagittarius when a rare green meteor passed through and terrestrial clouds were moving in backlit by a distant township setting the mountain on fire.
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nice photo.

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Starfire on the Mountain

I consider this shot to be one of a few in a lifetime. I use this as my professional logo for StarfireImagery.smugmug.c0m 

It was captured while shooting galactic center in the heart of Sagittarius when a rare green meteor passed through and terrestrial clouds were moving in backlit by a distant township setting the mountain on fire.
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Awesome.
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Starfire on the Mountain

I consider this shot to be one of a few in a lifetime. I use this as my professional logo for StarfireImagery.smugmug.c0m 

It was captured while shooting galactic center in the heart of Sagittarius when a rare green meteor passed through and terrestrial clouds were moving in backlit by a distant township setting the mountain on fire.
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Starfire on the Mountain

I consider this shot to be one of a few in a lifetime. I use this as my professional logo for StarfireImagery.smugmug.c0m 

It was captured while shooting galactic center in the heart of Sagittarius when a rare green meteor passed through and terrestrial clouds were moving in backlit by a distant township setting the mountain on fire.
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Starfire on the Mountain

I consider this shot to be one of a few in a lifetime. I use this as my professional logo for StarfireImagery.smugmug.c0m 

It was captured while shooting galactic center in the heart of Sagittarius when a rare green meteor passed through and terrestrial clouds were moving in backlit by a distant township setting the mountain on fire.
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so amazing
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Half a Degree of Separation

Very early yesterday morning Jupiter and the Moon were as close as I have seen them. In this shot the moon, Jupiter and the Albany Egg, Empire Plaza, Albany NY are within a half degree of each other.
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Starfire on the Mountain

I consider this shot to be one of a few in a lifetime. I use this as my professional logo for StarfireImagery.smugmug.c0m 

It was captured while shooting galactic center in the heart of Sagittarius when a rare green meteor passed through and terrestrial clouds were moving in backlit by a distant township setting the mountain on fire.
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Hi Matt,
Apologies I've now changed the link. I read your post on capturing the milkyway.. Very skillfull indeed. I will share the post on my site and to my G+ page.
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Starfire on the Mountain

I consider this shot to be one of a few in a lifetime. I use this as my professional logo for StarfireImagery.smugmug.c0m 

It was captured while shooting galactic center in the heart of Sagittarius when a rare green meteor passed through and terrestrial clouds were moving in backlit by a distant township setting the mountain on fire.
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Starfire on the Mountain

I consider this shot to be one of a few in a lifetime. I use this as my professional logo for StarfireImagery.smugmug.c0m 

It was captured while shooting galactic center in the heart of Sagittarius when a rare green meteor passed through and terrestrial clouds were moving in backlit by a distant township setting the mountain on fire.
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cool pic
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Starfire on the Mountain

I consider this shot to be one of a few in a lifetime. I use this as my professional logo for StarfireImagery.smugmug.c0m 

It was captured while shooting galactic center in the heart of Sagittarius when a rare green meteor passed through and terrestrial clouds were moving in backlit by a distant township setting the mountain on fire.
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amazing
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Starfire on the Mountain

I consider this shot to be one of a few in a lifetime. I use this as my professional logo for StarfireImagery.smugmug.c0m 

It was captured while shooting galactic center in the heart of Sagittarius when a rare green meteor passed through and terrestrial clouds were moving in backlit by a distant township setting the mountain on fire.
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+Matt Pollock - No worries, Matt - things are admittedly a bit confusing with G+ Communities right now. Hopefully they'll iron out some improvements soon. Thanks for understanding! :-)
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