Saturday, December 10, 2011

MY LIMITS AS A PHOTOGRAPHER

1. through a glass darkly
Woke up before dawn this morning to find a lunar eclipse underway. Shortly before the moon was entirely engulfed by shadow, I tried to photograph the amazing sight through the window. Knowing that hadn't worked (see photo 1), I took the camera and myself in my undies out onto the deck and into the 10-degree Fahrenheit cold and knelt with bare knees on the frozen recycled plastic and steadied the camera on the steel railing that wanted my skin and took a couple of very long exposures, much too long, as it turned out (see photo 2).




2. too much exposure




You'll have to take my word for it; it was a sight for lunatics!







Addendum: early the following morning



6 comments:

* said...

:)

Scott Abbott said...

indeed!

* said...

that is not easy. but somehow always fascinating. one needs a serious tripod. we photographed saturn from the backyard last year.

Scott Abbott said...

you would have made a beautiful picture. i just do snapshots. but it was beautiful.

* said...

it is beautiful. and no matter what, snapshots or anythign, main thing is one is fascinated... i put the saturn picture on me blog.

michael morrow said...

she confirmed "main thing is one is fascinated.." wow...I was right...I knew I deserved better grades in primary school..I always win...