"Rocky Mountains, High Spring"
by Karin Lisa Atkinson
”When I first looked back at the Earth, standing on the Moon, I cried.”
~ Alan Shepard, 1923-1998
(Born: Derry, New Hampshire, USA)
(Quote describes his time on the lunar surface during the Apollo 14 mission in February 1971)
“When you discover new things every minute and your mind is absorbing so many experiences, it feels like time expands.”
~ Samantha Cristoforetti, 1977-
(Born: Milan, Italy)
(Samantha Cristoforetti is a European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut of Italian nationality. Between November 2014 and June 2015 she spent 199 days on board the International Space Station as a Flight Engineer for Expedition 42 and 43. During ASI's Futura Mission, Samantha conducted experiments in the Station's laboratories. Samantha is a Captain in the Italian Air Force.)
BBC Radio Interview 29 Jun 2015 (11 minutes)www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02vvz0r?ocid=socialflow_twitter
"Never in all their history have men been able truly to conceive of the world as one: a single sphere, a globe, having the qualities of a globe, a round earth in which all the directions eventually meet, in which there is no center because every point, or none, is center — an equal earth which all men occupy as equals. The airman's earth, if free men make it, will be truly round: a globe in practice, not in theory."
~ Archibald MacLeish, 1892-1982
(Born: Glencoe, Illinois, USA)
"We have reached a new milestone as a human family. With seven billion of us now inhabiting our planet, it is time to ask some fundamental questions. How can we provide a dignified life for ourselves and future generations while preserving and protecting the global commons - the atmosphere, the oceans and the ecosystems that support us?"
~ Ban Ki-moon, 1944-
(Born: Haengchi, South Korea)
(Ban Ki-moon is the eighth and current Secretary-General of the United Nations)
“From out there on the Moon, international politics look so petty. You want to grab a politician by the scruff of the neck and drag him a quarter of a million miles out and say, ‘Look at that, you %$@!#@!(jerk)’”
~ Edgar Mitchel, 1930-
(Born: Hereford, Texas, USA)
(Quote is from the Apollo 14 astronaut, in a People magazine interview on 8 April 1974)
His Website: http://edmitchellapollo14.com/sustainabilty
"Rocky Mountains, High Spring"
by Karin Lisa Atkinsonhttp://karinlisaatkinson.blogspot.com
Story: High up in an airplane, after a snow storm, the beautiful mountainous textures and ribs, the range of Earth's anatomy
Location: Southern Rocky Mountains, New Mexico and Colorado, USA https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Southern_Rocky_Mountains
Camera: Sony DSC-RX100M2 (pocket camera)
Conditions: Natural afternoon light, from an airplane window, no flash, no tripod, May 2015 #landscapephotography #landscapephoto #naturephotography #naturephotos #atmosphere #earth #googleplusphotos #googleplusphotographers #photography #photographer #promotephotography #soothingphotography #quotestoliveby #quotesonlife #quotesandsayings #mountainphotos #colorado #newmexico #rockymountains