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Friday, December 08, 2006

Moon Crater Salute

My friend Jim is an Apollo-phile, or a student of the Apollo Lunar Missions of the 1960s & 70s, and of manned spaceflight in general. One place that we stopped at was a "Cinder Lake" southwest of Sunset Crater. During the 60s, explosives were set off in this area and another nearby site to form simulated lunar craters. The Apollo astronauts trained at these locations as it was thought to be rather "moon-like".

Jim is seen here jumping into the air and saluting next to one of the larger craters so I could snap his image in a pose reminiscent of shots made by various moonwalkers. Sunset Crateris the hill seen next to Jim in the distance.

Canon 20D - 1/250th, 14mm @ f/ 4, ISO 200

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