Thursday 20th January 2022

Celestial Picks. #SundayStills. 69/2021.

Celestial Picks. #SundayStills. 69/2021.

Terri here has now  moved into her new abode and I will share this post soon as ‘my’ Sunday becomes Monday here. Terri is in the northern hemisphere. I do enjoy sharing and am happy to wait till Monday.

I am being somewhat tongue-in-cheek in my title. Picks for Pics ….because I have not that many photos I thought to pick from meet the ‘celestial’ prompt. Nevertheless, I am ready to share five

celestial: positioned in or relating to the sky, or outer space as observed in astronomy.


Sun flare over the beach on a recent visit to walk and check out the waves.


The beautiful blood moon about to be eclipsed. I was seeing others’ images on social media, and even though I was in bed, I thought, hang on, go outside….and there she was. Amazing. My husband even popped out too. What a sight shared all over the world it was.


Sunset outside our place in suburbia…clouds capturing the last of the pink!


Watching the dawn begin on Australia’s A.N.Z.A.C. Day was a privilege and then to see the sun creep up from the horizon into the sky was magnificent.


This was an amazing sky at night! So clear thanks to the moon and my iphone 11 ProMax (it knows what to do, I just hold the phone). In our backyard.


I admit I love looking up to the sky. It is one very effective way to feel grounded too!


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  1. Well done Denyse, you are going great with your Sunday Stills posts! I have mine coming out shortly but I went in a different way, wanting to use night sky celestial photos. Hope you enjoy it when you read it and see what I’ve done!
    Sharing creativity in these types of challenges is always fun and I’m so pleased you’ve taken on the extra challenge!

    • Denyse Whelan says:

      Thanks so much Deb. I look at the prompts and give it my best! Some weeks it’s easier to create than others.

      I look forward to see what you did with it too.

      I do enjoy Sunday Stills as it’s a creative break between post writing!


  2. I love your celestial images, Denyse, and especially your comment about our skies keeping us grounded. Lol about getting up to see the lunar eclipse! Good for you and happy Monday to you!

  3. I don’t think I’ve ever taken a lunar eclipse, Denyse. Even if I had, it wouldn’t have come out so clearly. Your pictures are beautiful. I love the sun flare. 🙂

  4. These are great choices Denyse. Night photos are so tricky. I want to practice more.

    • Denyse Whelan says:

      Thank you Kirstin.I have mixed results.

      Sometimes it works if I literally point, then hold my finger on the button and off the phone goes doing the night photo!