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

Wordless Wednesday | 06-22-16

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Art, Creativity, Photographs, Photography, Space, Wordless Wednesday

Wordless Wednesday | 03-23-16

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Art, Astrophotography, Moon, Photographs, Photography, Space

Luna Noel – En Las Estrellas

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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, Creativity, Photographs, Photography, Weekly Photo Challenge

Weekly Photo Challenge: Nighttime

When we visited New Orleans for a week, our last night we went on a ghost tour. The night was perfect –  a full moon, cloudy sky, wind blowing, just the right combination. All of the buildings looked spooky at night, in particular, the house with the green and purple lights. I thought these pictures are perfect for this week’s Daily Post photo challenge.

To see other interpretations of Nighttime, check out the photo challenge here.

Art, Astrophotography, Moon, Photography, Space

Day After a Full Moon

So I was just a few hours late of capturing the last full moon, but probably best that it wasn’t in totality since I managed to see some mighty impressive crater shadows. Here are two photos, one of the “full” moon, and the other one focusing on the craters.

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You don’t realize how deep these craters are until you see the shadows!
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The moon in full-blown beauty mode! 🙂
Art, Astrophotography, Moon, Photography, Space

Bella Luna

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Photograph of Bella Luna, captured March 21, 2013 11:44 p.m. using my 90mm telescope as the lens to my camera.

Art, Astrophotography, Photography, Space

Twenty-Minute View of the Heavens

ImageThese are star trails captured during a 20-minute time-lapse view into the celestial heavens.

Art, Astrophotography, Photography, Space

Star Trails

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Wish that I could tell you which stars we are looking at, but I cannot. I can, however, tell you that this was a 12-minute time lapse exposure. My first attempt at capturing star trails! I learned the Earth indeed does move at hyper speed!

365-Day Project, Art, Creativity, Mystery, Photography, Uncategorized, Writing

Day 23 – Knock, Knock, Knocking on Heaven’s Door

For my part I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of the stars makes me dream. – Vincent Van Gogh

The most amazing, awe-inspiring, jaw-dropping view I’ve ever experienced was the millions of stars, galaxies, and planets that draped the Earth the night we spent on top of the mountain at Kitt Peak Observatory in Arizona. In the dead of night I walked outside alone, my breath taken away at how clearly I could see the universe above us, how the Milky Way was so defined, and the sound of absolute nothingness, except for my breath. I still get goosebumps thinking of that sight. It was so surreal. You have to escape light pollution before you can really see the night sky. Just to give you an idea of how bad the light pollution is, you could see Phoenix brightly lit up, which was over 100 miles away! That night sky I saw? I have yet to top that image.

Ready for today’s mystery what is it?!? picture? I promise you it’s not nearly as easy as yesterday’s image. I love a good challenge, don’t you?

What Is It?!?

2013_01_22_0476-4What Was That?!? Yesterday’s Picture

“Come sit for a spell in this rocking chair …” is a typical Southern greeting, and almost nothing is as soothing as sitting in an antique rocking chair with its wicker bottom, the gentle creak of the wood as you rock back and forth. Yes, in case you couldn’t already tell, yesterday’s picture is of the woven wicker bottom of a rocking chair.