Lunar Eclipse Night Photography

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

The Lunar Eclipse was amazing! The fact that this phase occurred during the day of Winter Solstice has not happened since the year 1638 made it all worth the freezing cold, wind and clouds. This was another lesson in night and distance photography and I used the gear I had to get in a few shots. Tripod and 3 layers of clothing were my friends! The blanket of clouds that made their way across the view? Friends, not so much! Note to self: fingertips freeze first and will cause some degree of camera shake.

A moment of reflection after processing the whole experience:
The beauty of the earth and all that is natural is like no other mental high man can reproduce. Our little cameras and creative ideas to capture these moments are only a small piece of a larger canvas. When the clouds rolled into the view and blocked my ability to get a clear shot, my thoughts grasped an idea. Things of beauty are always visible. Although things get clouded and seem difficult to reach, the beauty and magic are still in the same place. If you wait with faith, you will see what you are looking for and it will make the difference. If you give up at the slightest hint of obscurity, you lose the momentum of the natural flow of finding your edge of the best.

These are not prize winning photos or anything to sneeze at for NASA. These are my little pieces of life's magic. Enjoy the photos below.


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