Super Blood Moon Eclipse

BloodMoon
Living up to its name of a blood moon. This is about 1 minute after passing totally into the Earth’s shadow.

There was a lunar eclipse today. As the moon is very near perigee (i.e. the closest it gets to the Earth), it appears larger than normal, aka a “Super Moon”. The eclipse is also total, aka a “Blood Moon”; the moon turns red due to being illuminated by light passing through the Earth’s atmosphere.

Unfortunately, it was mostly cloudy and rainy today, so I gave up on the idea of photographing it. Then the clouds parted briefly, just as the moon was entering totality, I managed to snatch a few pics, and then it clouded over again.

MoonClouds
A wider view of the eclipse as clouds were gathering

Sunset

While we were in Monterey, I shot the sunset.

Sunset
Sunset on the Monterey Peninsula.

As I was getting into the car to go back to the hotel, the sky did this.

Red clouds
Red clouds at dusk

And a kiss on the beach

Kiss
A kiss on the beach at sunset

Prayer

An oldie but goodie.

Attempting a people free shot, someone stands in the way, and makes it better

I shot this one on film, it won me a “digital” photo contest as I entered a scanned image of it. I won a film scanner. I already had a film scanner, I used it to scan the image in the first place.

Seascapes

I’m looking for entries in a photo contest “Seascapes”. These are the ones which didn’t quite make it.

In the wake of the navigators, setting sail from Lisbon.

Somewhere off California.

Dusk

First real post.

While visiting Mom, I saw the sky out of the window and decided to take a few pics. I took a few, then the sky darkened, and that seemed like a good time to give up. Of course, the last one taken just as the sky darkened was the best.

Red sky at night
The interesting sky at dusk.

This was one of the better ones previous to that.

Interesting sky
The interesting sky.