Lunar Eclipse Dec 10, 2011

I spent about 4 hours outside last night, photographing the Lunar/Blood Moon eclipse. It was amazing

I used my CanonEOS 7D, 70-200 EF IS 2.8. and a Mark III 2x extender. For all intents and purposes, a telescope attached to a camera body.

I took hundreds of photos, but ended up selected one photo for every 5 or so minutes. This turned out to be a great method, because even with mirror lock up there was some vibration due to occasional wind. A few of the photos weren’t as sharp as the rest due to high thin clouds putting in an appearance, but overall, it was a great photo shoot

Best part, I was able to do it in my back yard, with a clear view of the night skies. :)

Life keeps throwing me curve balls

Two weeks ago, while my husband Wing was on the way home, the car behind the car behind him slammed into it, sending it into my husbands car, sending Wing’s car spinning into oncoming traffic. We were very fortunate, as Wing wasn’t injured at all.…

Forward less than a week. After dinner with my family, I was hit with pain beyond belief. I couldn’t breathe, I couldn’t think, I was actually writhing in pain. We didn’t have a car, so I managed to call my best friend, and asked to be taken to ER.

We got there and I couldn’t stand up. I fell out of the car onto my hands and knees and crawled to a wheelchair. Triage nurse took one look at me, and asked me only one question: is there any medication you are allergic to. I gasped no. Was given 4 doses of morphine, and something else. I could bre

Oh my

Selected prints for my portfolio arrived, as did the collage of the selection. So much different seeing them in print, ready for display, than on the camera, computer or website. The colors are so alive and dynamic.

I kind of squirmed when I had someone who has been doing this professionally for 30 years take a look. He said I had a good eye, and could capture feelings and the essence of a moment.

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