Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Here is the moon:

I was so tired of chasing the moon that I saw this moon when I was going to the gym and I had my cameras in the trunk of my car, stopped, took this shot and went on to the gym.

Monday, June 24, 2013

I just got back from my adventures.

Last night I went to Treasure Island.  I got all my cameras ready for the moon. I went there early so I could get a good spot for shooting.

I was waiting for the moon to show up when 2 big buses of tourists came by and parked in front of me.  A big mob of people started coming from the buses with their Smart Phones and small cameras. I thought I was in a zoo. It was impossible to take pictures!  I packed my gear and left.

The saga continues….

I got up this morning to go on my moon chasing adventure again.  I left my house at 3:30 a.m. and was driving for 5 minutes when I spotted police on the road with flashlights.  I stopped and asked one of them what was happening.  The officer said that the electric wires were on the ground and that I had to turn around.

The officer was very nice and he helped me to turn around on this very  tiny street.  It was light because the moon was so big and bright. I was so happy to see the beautiful moon in the sky.

I got on the road again and started driving.  I was on my way to my moon destination and then I lost the moon!  The fog was rolling in and was so thick that I could hardly see where I was going but I continued because I wanted to see the other side.  2 hours later I arrived at my destination.

I couldn’t believe it.  Where I was, was worst than I could have imagined!  It was raining and foggy.  And all the moon chasers were there, too -  waiting for the fog to disappear.  All of their cameras were ready to photograph the moon and they were all covered with plastic so they would not get wet.

I waited for 15 minutes.  Then I left, drove back home and end of story. I have two eyes crossed with no sleep and both cameras without pictures of the moon.

I am going to take a nap and see when I wake up if I want to chase the moon again.  Life is funny and the weather is not on my side.
Crossed Eye Moon Chaser

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Today was a Photographers' meeting.  I showed my printed portfolio and every one loved it.

Tonight, I photograph the full moon on Treasure Island facing the Bay Bridge.  I hope to be home by midnight so I can get a few hours of sleep.

Tomorrow I will be up at 3 in the morning to drive about 80 miles to a lighthouse somewhere where I've never been before so I can chase the moon.  Full moon at sunrise!

I never thought I'd be chasing the moon for 2 days.  I think this is funny.

Cheers: Danuté

Sunday, June 16, 2013

When I leave the city I love, I take a ‘peace’ of it with me. 

Lucky you to be there and be able to walk in the rain at just the right time to capture the romance of the light and colors as well as the atmosphere. I like the static effect of the people on the one side and the movement of the cars on the other! Speaks to me of taking the time to "stop and smell the roses"! 
- Linda McCann