Art, Creativity, Nature, Photographs, Photography, Wordless Wednesday

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Art, Astrophotography, Creativity, Moon, Photography

Magical Moon


Christmas Full Moon, December 25, 2015 … It was indeed a magical moon when I was finally able to capture this shot, after many, many attempts. Trees visible without washing out the bella luna, it was a difficult feat indeed. Perseverance pays.

Art, Astrophotography, Moon, Photographs, Photography, Space

Luna Noel – En Las Estrellas


The last full moon of 2015 made her debut Saturday night, December 25th, and she was such the spectacular bella luna I have grown to adore over the years. Framed between the branches of a majestic tall tree, the last picture I took (before my battery totally died!), the universe (and my camera settings) just happened to convene at the perfect time, revealing the beautiful full moon nestled against the background of stars.

Taken from Planet Earth, with my beloved Canon EOS 70D camera, EF 50mm f/1.8 II lens, with 1250 ISO, 1/3200 sec at 1.8.

P.S. Had this Earthling thought diligently before leaving town, I would have kept the 70-300 L lens on said camera, and brought my tripod (or at least monopod!). Alas, I had stars in my eyes!

Next Christmas full moon photography attempt: 2034 😀

Art, Astrophotography, Creativity, Nature, Photographs, Photography

Near Super Moon


It’s a good thing I practiced taking photographs of the near Super Moon Saturday night (8/9), because the clouds and rain moved in last night. I hooked my camera body to my telescope … and thankfully had a moon filter … and this is the uncropped image. Wow, right?!? It was worth the massive mosquito bites. lol

Art, Astrophotography, Photographs, Photography, Sun, Weekly Photo Challenge

Weekly Photo Challenge: Unexpected

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The first time I ever attached my camera to the telescope with a solar filter and took pictures of the sun, I captured several images of solar flares, which was very unexpected. Imagine my excited amazement when I saw this unexpected image on the computer screen for the first time!

To view other interpretations of “unexpected,” check out the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge here.

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Bella Luna

The hubby and I took out the telescope and used it for the camera lens the other night. Bella Luna, such a beautiful moon. 🙂

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Infinite


This week’s challenge: share a photo that represents the infinite. In my photograph, space is the ultimate infinite. Hubby Paul and I took this picture (with help, of course) in Tucson, Arizona, at the Kitt Peak Observatory’s overnight program five years ago, this was the first image we saw through their telescope. Just mind blowing!

To see other Infinite interpretations, or to play, too, visit the Daily Post here.

Art, Creativity, Moon, Photographs, Photography, Space

Slice of the Moon


Beautiful, crisp nights just perfect for night-sky exploration. Bella Luna!

Art, Astrophotography, Photography, Sun

Sunspots! Sunspots!


Lots of solar activity today, numerous spots viewed while taking pictures using my camera, telescope, and solar filter.