Thursday, December 30, 2010

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

A Total Lunar Eclipse

I wasn’t sure I would make it…but I certainly was going to try.  For crying out loud…how many people get to see this kind of thing!!  And due to the weather in most of the country last night, we were quite fortunate to have a pretty clear view!!

So a little about this rare event and then I’ll share my photos!

This was a total lunar eclipse…rare in itself.  What made this one even more amazing was that it fell on the same day as the winter solstice…and event that has not happened in over 300 years [372 years to be exact].  

What is a lunar eclipse:  It is when the earth passes directly between the sun and the moon, casting a shadow on the moon. 

So here are my photos attempting to capture this rare cosmic event:

IMG_0891-2This was around 1:30 am EST…a beautiful full moon…but no signs of the eclipse yet!IMG_0897-2At 2:21 am EST, you can see the partial eclipse as the earth begins to pass between the sun and the moon.IMG_0906-2By 3:02 am EST, the eclipse is just about complete.  the gorgeous reddish-brown color is now visible.  Also, if you look closely, there are now visible stars in the image since the moon is no longer bright.IMG_0911-2 This is just minutes later…3:04 am EST…just playing with the manual settings and changing the exposure. IMG_0913-2 The final shot…3:05 am EST!  I didn’t stay up to shoot the back half of the eclipse…this was way past bed time!  Hope you enjoy!!

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Sunday, December 5, 2010

Garcia-Pons Family – Christmas Session

Can you tell I love this family…I get the privilege to photograph them a lot and I love it!!  This mom is so much like me…love photographs and truly understands the importance of capturing life’s little moments!!!  These are the tangible memories we have to look back at when our little ones grow up!!  Priceless!  Plus, as an added bonus, she lets me experiment with all of my crazy ideas!!  Sometimes, they works…sometimes not!  But this time…I got exactly what I was going for…wait until you see the follow-up photos when the kids are a bit older!!

IMG_0249-2CT IMG_0261-2shGLIMG_0278-2LPIMG_0291-2SKIMG_0299-2UGIMG_0332-2LPIMG_0383-2SPBWhtIMG_0390-2LPGBIMG_0419-2bhGLGBIMG_0456-2bvGLIMG_0263-3LPBWsel IMG_0530-2LPsn IMG_0607-2SKIMG_0687-2LPIMG_0693-2LPI absolutely love how these photos turned out!!  It was a great session…we all had fun!  And I love the shots…some of them were posed…and others were natural and stunning!  Raw!

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