Friday, August 8, 2008

Saturday Photo Hunt --- Dark






DARK



It's not often totally dark. There is some light every you go it seems, from one source or another. My only experience of total darkness is being in the windowless basement Pharmacy Department at the hospital where I worked when the power went off. It takes about thirty seconds for the back-up generator to kick in and they are the longest thirty seconds you can imagine. It absolutely paralyzes one and fortunately it only happened on rare occasions.

Far out at sea, it is almost totally dark except for the moon over the water. Taken from a ship on a cruise to Mexico earlier this year. Click to enlarge.




HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND EVERYONE


39 comments:

Sean Jeating said...

The peace of the night. :)

rlbates said...

Nice, JMB, very nice!

Donnetta Lee said...

Hello, jmb: Beautiful picture. But I'm spooky about the dark. Sleep with the hall light on. Don't want the goblins to get me! Donnetta

Yen said...

Perfectly perfect for the theme!

little peanut said...

Nice one! Happy PH:)

Pea in a Pod said...

That's a very peaceful shot at night! Nice entry this week!

Carver said...

I love that shot. Perfect beam of light from the moon. I wonder if that's where the expression moonbeam comes from.

I can imagine how long it would have seemed waiting on the back up generator in the basement pharmacy department. That doesn't sound like fun at all.

leslie said...

This is beautiful, romantic and spooky all at the same time! Fantastic shot! :D

Napaboaniya said...

Beautiful dark night with the moon lighting it up :)

gengen said...

Oh what a love night a peaceful night indeed...Happy hunting!

YTSL said...

Interesting how the sun looks somewhat star shaped in the photo! :)

Leslie said...

Fabulous photo! Really good! :)

jams o donnell said...

That's a beautiful photo jmb. Being plungd suddenly into complete darkness is utterly unnerving isn't it? Happy weekend

heartbeats said...

really dark!happy weekend!

eastcoastlife said...

If I'm locked up in a dark room in hospital, I'll start imagining all the patients who died in the hospital and go crazy. Nooooo!

ellen said...

enjoy the weekend!...happy ph!

tinytreasures said...

goot shots...its really dark...happy weekend

Trinity said...

I love to see the moon above the sea..definitely gorgeous!

ipanema said...

love this jmb! happy weekend! :)

julie said...

What a peaceful photo.

Have a great weekend, JMB :)

Mar said...

Congratulations! it's a fantastic shot and the moon is so hard to photograph, well done!!!!

Chen said...

it's kinda spooky when one is alone in total darkness, especially during power failure or blackout.

nice picture :)

aeirin said...

that is awesome photo... love it

My PH DARK

Sarge Charlie said...

that is a great photo, i wish i was on a cruise now

PastorMac's Ann said...

Wow! That is a terrific photo! Stunning! Perfect choice for The Hunt.

CherryPie said...

What a wonderful photograph :-)

Wishing you a great weekend too!

philos said...

Cool shot! Funny how we need light to show dark huh?

Randi said...

I love this photo - elegant and simple! Perfect for the theme.

pat said...

Oh, I love the moon shot!

Happy Weekend.

SabineM said...

scary to be in a completely dark basement!
Gorgeous shot

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Fantastic pic. I can imagine that being a very long 30 seconds!

Dr.John said...

Beautiful picture. When I worked on the ore boat I loved to sit on deck in the evening and listen to the waves and look at the stars and the moon.

Patricia said...

Wow! That is gorgeous!

Many moons ago I worked in radiation therapy in the basement of a large teaching hospital. I always felt like I was leaving a cave when I left work. It could be storming outside and we would never know it. I only worked there for about 6 months before I literally moved up!

Everyday Healy said...

Oh dear, it's truly dark. Moon is always what we are looking for when we are left in the dark out there. :P

Cathy said...

That is pretty dark alright. I don't like total darkness at all. I'm scared even in full light let alone darkness.

Dragonstar said...

That is such a beautiful shot. I love seeing the moon over water.

Colin Campbell said...

Beautiful shot JMB. Such a great selection this week.

You are Blogpower Blogger of the Week this week. Woop de Doo.

mama meji said...

I could have mistaken the photo as a sonogram result! But I have read your the post texts so I know better...heheh

Great shot!

Liz said...

That is a beautiful photo, jmb. Such darkness is rare indeed. I tried to take a photo of the moon last night but got strange illusions from the street lights interrupting.