Moon over Massillon, OH (Judy)
Hey, so I think we’ve got it down . . . emergency projects here on the blog fly well! Last week, with far less than 24 hours notice for some (depending upon where in the world you are), I put out a call for images of the perigee “super” moon. This resulted in a nice collection of photos from all over the place, from my home town, to my home state to other parts of the USA and one from Melbourne, Australia and one from Rimini, Italy.
We also had one (mis?)adventure that resulted from this group project. Cindy, a regular here, was out on the road in search of the perfect shot of the moon and found herself detained by police while in a nearby park in Michigan:
So, in an attempt to get a good moonrise photo, I take a short drive out to the lake. This decision led me to an encounter with what I’m guessing is half of the local police department (…and no, I’m not kidding). So I missed moonrise, due to my being detained for an unnecessarily lengthy period of time by our local boys in blue. (I was alone, with absolutely no one else around ANYWHERE, so it was a bit unsettling while it was happening.–just me and 6 male officers on a road in the middle of the woods…yeah.) So I took some shots from a hilltop church thinking they were pretty good. I finally uploaded around 1AM to get a look…and wow…very disappointing photos. (I guess my camera figured it had the rest of the week off, after doing such great work on Monday night (ed: at a Bright Eyes show).
I went back outside at that point to take more pics, and the battery was dead(you gotta be kidding!). So I charged up and FINALLY got this one. My camera’s just a cheap point and shoot, I can’t wait to see others’ photos who have fancy cameras and lenses. Love that you announced a spontaneous project…do it again. Maybe it will be a little less eventful for me next time, though…
[singlepic id=253 w=320 h=240 float=left] Her resulting photo turned out pretty cool, by the way despite the slightly hair-raising moment (that luckily later went on to become a comedic paragraph in this post), as did the rest of the images—even the ones where you CAN’T see the moon, because, bygum, we know it’s there! And, by the way yes, this went so well that you can count on future off the cuff “emergency” projects, be ready!
Here are the results of our mondo instante-esque on the fly photo event (-esque in that there was no time set just any image you could catch of the moon (or the obscured moon). As the vicar says in Wallace and Gromit: Curse of the Ware-Rabbit…”Beware the mooooon!”
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