Thursday, October 09, 2014

Babies, Blood Moon, and such like...


Welcome Sterling Edward to this life.  He had a bit of a rough start with an emergency C-section on September 30th.


There I am holding Sterling, next to me is Samantha the proud mom... step sister Lily, and Sterling's sister Elena!

It was a whirlwind few days of lots of emotion and happiness.

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It was all over the news, the last lunar eclipse of the year was Wednesday morning.
I checked the NASA site for estimated times and set my alarm for 4am.  At 4:15, I could see the shadow beginning so I made coffee and made the decision to await until the shadow had nearly covered the moon.

I drove to the ridge top and parked on the gravel road with the moon now turning orange.
So I kept trying exposures until finally I nailed a keeper.


It was still well before dawn.  I think this shot was taken about 5:15AM.

Worth the wait and the nearly frozen hands!  The moon was dim enough that it did not blot out all of the surrounding stars.

I patiently waited until the glow in the east started.


As the sun rose the moon dropped and returned to its normal color with the lower half still either in shadow or in atmospheric haze.


I finished up by jumping into the car and going to a higher viewpoint to watch the moon sink into the trees and out of sight.


Last night I made an attempt to catch yet another full moon after it peered down into our hollow.

It turned out more like a Halloween Shot instead.  Of course, I didn't use a tripod and the clouds were not exactly cooperating.


Today is supposed to be in the 50's.  Perfect for poking about in the woods to find colors.

Perhaps Morris, my assistant will come along and we can start photographing the new book in his series of adventures with toys....



It should be fun!


2 comments:

The Dancing Donkey said...

Congratulations on the new arrival. I'm glad everyone is safe and healthy.

I think that's the best eclipse shot I've seen so far. Well done!

The Dancing Donkey said...

Congratulations on the new arrival. I'm glad everyone is safe and healthy.

I think that's the best eclipse shot I've seen so far. Well done!