No this isn’t news of an asteroid or comet on an imminent path to hit the moon. A couple weeks back I watched two great programs on man’s exploration of the moon and since my mind has been a whirlwind of thought on a variety of subjects. As you’d imagine most centering around photography.
The programs viewed were IMAX: Magnificent Desolation and In The Shadow of the Moon. I received these movies via NetFlix and they sat idle on my home theater cabinet for over a month. I’m embarrassed to admit it, but in the vein of what Orson Wells used to say “We will sell no wine before its time“. The same can be said of my ability to watch movies. I held off watching these shows until I had the time to really absorb the content of each and I’m really happy I chose to wait.
So what to expect? You’ll have to wait and see. I’ll have some posts coming out over the next week that you’ll have to check in for.
I will leave you with this thought…
Of all 12 men that walked on the moon, 9 are still alive including the first man to walk on the moon Neil Armstrong. Think about this for a second in all the worlds history only 12 men have walked on the face of another celestial body. It amazes me that this feat has not been recognized or honored in a more significant way. To me this is worthy of at least a national if not world holiday on July 21st (the day Neil Armstrong first set foot on the moon). A day or remembrance not just to the feat, but the sacrifice and loss of life made by others to make this possible. If you’re unfamiliar with what went into making this happen I highly… highly recommend watching In The Shadow of the Moon.
And to the physical act itself of walking on a desolate surface… what relevance does that have to a photographer? More on this tomorrow.
– Neil Armstrong 60 Minutes Interview (13 min 44 sec)
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