Eugène Atget lugged a heavy camera around Paris for thirty years around the turn of the 20th century. My scope is far more modest, but then so are my abilities - and I also like skies, which always come as an afterthought (when they are exposed at all) from the Master.

So I lugged a camera around the village tonight tacked on the monopod that replaced the one lost in Roussillon. There was a harvest moon above the ruins of a 16th century windmill behind my house. This is the best result I achieved.

Went on my own, as progeny is digesting scientific notation crammed into her brain in maths class today - or rather, my desperate attempt to clarify crap teacher's desultory explanation. Maths teachers deserve every anatomical/scatological epithet in the book - and then a few more. My 14 year-old proto-punk can now do the simple equation above in her head.

If only photography were that simple…

P.S. If your memory of maths classes is as distant and as dim as mine, and you're worried about spending tonight sleeplessly wracking your brain for the answer, I may be inclined to send you the solution for a small financial consideration. Credit cards and cash only. No cheques.

Interesting parallel.. now I see why have I kept my old Maths notes. They will be priceless if I have children in the future..

ok y^-7

I have forgotten all of my math. Good thing I never had to help my son. The moon seems to have called us all this weekend. Looks like it was a lovely place to be.

I think the answer is y^-7. Or, written without negative exponents, would be 1/(y^7).

Am I right?

The windmill with the moon is great! And what about y^-13 I can not find the right keys...and it´s along time ago...

Very simple! 10 is the correct answer! But that goes for the photo... :)

btw, my mother was a high school maths teacher ;)

well, I belong to those few people on our planet who actually enjoyed maths at school. However, that was a long time ago and I happened to choose an altogether different path in my life ... most of my maths got forgotten as the result. So I can only qualify your second shot as "abstract" ;))

I'll tell my wife how you feel about math teachers, she's one and takes math seriously:) I'll never have to worry about helping with the math homework myself.

I'm impressed with your moon picture. Wonderfully captured above the ruins. Think I might just have to add it to my favorites.

I love the watery moon - very atmospheric... and I can't do superscript in this little message box otherwise I would have put the answer!

Nice shot.....the moon shimmering behind the clouds is lovely!

Ummm....the math problem.....scary......I can't look!!!

Nice moon shot. I've got maths O level, loved algebra but don't remember seeing this one before.

Love the first one!

ohhhh..here comes algebra. i donno the solution lol...:D:D

???????

y?

Love the first shot, but will pass when it comes to scientific notation...once around is enough for me!

Yikes. I would not know where to start with that problem. I was 'pretty good' at math, but this kinda scares me. =)

besides now we dont do those equations, we do harder ones, and we have more geometry and other stuff! maybe thats why i cant solve it! or simply I forgot the rule! (this last one seems to be the obvious)

I've never been a genious in maths!

But I dont remember this stuff , shouldnt it have another letter?

well at least I know that the = will be Y elevated to some number :)

Damn! vacations makes students forget everything :/

lol...off to take picture of daughters mirror which is covered in her equations for revision...exams over and off to uni now but the homage to maths is still there

Awesome shot!