Thursday, February 23, 2017

This Month's Free Photo - Venus

Just a reminder: It's okay to leave comments!

Ready for another of my cheesy free photos? Well, you're getting one anyway. Someday, I'll manage to post a picture here that is worthy, but this will have to do for now (I seems to say that a lot on these free photo posts...).

Over the years I've had more than one sky photo on my blog. I like sunsets and the colors they display. This time I caught Venus sparkling in the gloaming as I was getting off the train from work. I've been looking for an excuse to use the word gloaming, and this post is it. One more thing off my list. Anyway, Venus is really bright this month, so even my cell phone could get a decent shot. It's often easier to get a picture of the Moon or bright planets with a cheap phone camera during dusk or early morning when the contrast is not as great. That's my tip for the day.

Image of Venus in sky - IMG_20170222_225632_CR.jpg ©2017 K. R. Smith - - may be used, in whole or in part, with attribution.
Venus in the evening sky
(yes, that dot in the upper left-hand quarter of the image)

Check back again when you can. Maybe I'll have something even better!

Image IMG_20170222_225632_CR.jpg ©2017 K. R. Smith - - may be used, in whole or in part, with attribution.

© 2017 K. R. Smith All rights reserved


  1. Gloaming... nicely done.
    The photo looks like you took it while floating up toward those gorgeously wispy clouds. Beautiful!

    1. From what I understand, the angle between the sun, Earth, and Venus is what makes it so bright at this time. It really is putting on a show! The indigo sky and touch of red in the clouds help make for a nice shot.


Please feels free to post a comment!
Note: All comments will be moderated and will not be shown unless approved. Inappropriate comments will be removed.