Never Too Late to Post a Story

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Photo by Loly

Am I late with the eclipse and blood moon story? Humm, perhaps!

I have a habit of treating myself during the holidays, a feel good token as I call it. It is a tradition that began in a whim and has rocketed itself to an annual event of sorts minus the parade.

I never have anything in particular in mind, whatever speaks to me at the moment will be, until I hit the store but the page has turned this year, thanks to Madam moon. 

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It just occurred to me that my Canon, yet outdated, in camera years she is old, is still kicking and putting out a show but I cannot say the same about her many arms, excuse-me accessories. There is an urgent need for them to catch up with the times as they began to slowly go south, well kind off. They are dragging along in one leg in technology age, not doing what I want, when I want and as I want and having me going in circles like a mad dog trying to catch his tale.

I mean, take the eclipse for example, for the moment there, I forgot all about the Super Moon until I was hit by a pedal in the head forty minutes in , so forgive-me whatever picture I share here of the super moon, not the eclipse, is from a friend.

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I spent the whole night, I relentlessly stalked this moon, trying to hit the fast forward button but she cadently beat at speed of her own drum. Thank God the mosquitos were not out. Otherwise, I would have been feeling like lady marmalade. 

I forced the lens to snap but she would not budge, switching from this mode to that mode, moving the camera up and down, flash and no flash but nothing. Glad she did not break, however. She had a mind of her own and stopped cooperating for a while. It was an endeavor, a fight of major proportion, one I no longer wanted to experience. So, come December, a lens it is for Christmas. In the meantime, here are my eclipse pictures.

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Are you there yet?

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A Ring Around The Sun

10168088_10152088107191446_4412981224845752812_nIt certainly would have made the picture of the day but I had already picked one. Just about a year ago, I entered a post Mother Nature And Her Secrets and it was about a big ring around the sun which in layman terms should be described as halo around the sun. Well, it happened again and this time in Central Florida as you can see in the pictures provided to me by a friend. It is an interesting phenomenon to observe to say the least, captivating, indescribable. It just so happens that there is a scientific explanation for it which I learned today and it puts everything else into perspective. It is strange but nonetheless, beautiful. Go ahead, take a peek. Enjoy mother nature and all her glories!
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The Quest For One Mint Blood Moon Picture

Taken with my cell

Taken with my cell

It is official, I need better lens or perhaps, a better camera. Any Padrinho (Godfather. In Portuguese culture, the person is not only responsible for the child’s religion education but also to shower the child with gifts at any occasion) out there?

Something happened on the way to the Blood Moon, seriously it did. Is it a fact that I woke up in the middle of the night, wee hours of the morning, to see the Blood Moon? Yes. Is it a fact that my Cannon Eos Rebel camera was not cooperating due to low light and distance? Yes. Is it a fact that I took some pictures that resemble flashy cascading red balls in the air then a moon with my Cannon EFS 55-220 range lens? Yes. Is it a fact that they resemble a locomotive in the air? Yes. Better yet, uncoordinated lines. Oh, the life of an amateur photographer. Yes, it is never perfect. Hope, you enjoy these beautiful moon and it’s sidekick stars or something that resembles it, hence the white lines, pictures I so kindly took. Syke, I guess the joke was on me. It was red alright. Beautiful. Powerful. Phenomenal. Nature in motion!

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