Marko Posavec Photography

Do the Planetary Dance

Venus and Jupiter are slowly creeping closer together in the evening skies, converging to what promises to be a beautiful conjunction on June 30. Before that date, however, a waxing crescent Moon joined the show – and that was not to be missed. Thus I headed out to the lake where I was quickly surrounded by The Swarm, of mosquitos of course. Fortunately, as the Sun dropped down the temperature followed as well and the cold drove them off.

Opening a bottle of Heineken and lighting up a smoke, shooting some lame lake-sunset-thingies you’ve seen here many times before.

Opening a bottle of Heineken and lighting up a smoke, shooting some lame lake-sunset-thingies you've seen here many times before.

Slightly differently DOF-ed. At this point the swarming bloodsuckers were almost unbearable.

Slightly differently DOF-ed. At this point the swarming bloodsuckers were almost unbearable.

Now this one I like very much. On 500px I’ve titled it Nessie Snoring and I find that fitting.

Now this one I like very much. On 500px I've titled it 'Nessie Snoring' and I find that fitting.

Here come the night lights. You can just barely glimpse Jupiter, to the left of Venus.

Here come the night lights. You can just barely glimpse Jupiter, to the left of Venus.

I absolutely love astronomical reflections in the water.

I absolutely love astronomical reflections in the water.

This one is my favorite. Look at them, all fancy and footloose in the twilight. Also on 500px.

This one is my favorite. Look at them, all fancy and footloose in the twilight.

As a special bonus, once the cold nightfall scared the insecty vampires off, fireflies started hovering about. I didn’t manage to get them in the frame, though. And that orange color on the cloud bottoms? Those are the lights of Koprivnica, 15 kilometers away.

As a special bonus, once the cold nightfall scared the insecty vampires off, fireflies started hovering about. I didn't manage to get them in the frame, though. And that orange color on the cloud bottoms? Those are the lights of Koprivnica, 15 kilometers away.