Photographer Colleen Pinski took this awesome photo of an onlooker taking in the magnificence of an annular solar eclipse in Albuquerquee, New Mexico on May 20, 2012. The photo was one of the finalists in The Smithsonian’s annual photo contest.
Colleen Pinski describes the experience of watching people watch the eclipse: “I feel it can inspire so many people around the world, no matter what race, religion or gender,” Pinski says. “Anyone can look at it and feel touched by a ‘beyond this world’ experience.”
Photo by Allen Ginsberg, caption reads:
“I sat for decades at morning breakfast tea looking out my kitchen window, one day recognized my own world the familiar background, a giant wet brick-walled undersea Atlantis garden, waving ailanthus (“stinkweed”) “Trees of Heaven,” with chimney pots along Avenue A topped by Stuyvesant Town apartments’ upper floors two blocks distant on 14th Street, I focus’d on the raindrops along the clothesline. “Things are symbols of themselves,” said Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche. New York City August 18, 1984”
Hey Chicago, thanks for looking so gorgeous today #mycity (at 222 Merchandise mart 6-158 Chicago,Il 60654)
Why do I think it’s cool when this happens? #bridges #boatsonparade #springtimechi (at Franklin Street Bridge)