30 January 2010

innovation & failure

above: the january full moon is about to rise and i can't find the doohickey that attaches my camera to my tripod. so i fashioned a tripod with what was handy. see my camera at the ready?
below: although last night the full moon was astonishingly huge and clear, tonight it rose in a shroud of cloud. too bad.

24 comments:

CrazyCris said...

Damn... I wish tripods weren't so bloody expensive! I looked into getting a good one this winter so I could try taking up night-time photography as well, but I couldn't find a decent one in my budget-range. Next time!

I've plopped in here like so many others via the Blogs of Note, and from the wandering around I've done in here I'd say it was well awarded, congrats! I'm signing up to follow you as well, I like your serendipitousness... reminds me of my own! so cheers to you and I look forward to reading more of you!

Willy said...

nice attempt to capture that full moon...it was so bright here that I had to look outside to comprehend all the brightness filling the night sky.

Janie B said...

When I went to bed last night, I did a double take looking out the window. It was as bright as day out there between the moon and the white snow reflecting it. Gorgeous.

The romantic query letter and the happy-ever-after said...

It made for a lovely photo nonetheless.
Warm regards,
Simone

RMb said...

the second picture is quite lovely! your blog is very inspiring. thank you for sharing! :)

tillie said...

I really enjoyed reading your blog. January was the month I decided to begin blogging and after pulling my hair out for a couple of weeks and COUNTLESS questions on the Blogger help Forum, I put it together. I, too, enjoy photography.....you have some wonderful things. :)

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Pankaj Kanchankar said...

It was really bright and awesome!

Shaylee Williams said...

Where in heavens name do you live? The moon is incredibly GORGEOUS!!!

Venus said...

Wow! beautiful pictures...

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Toni said...

I just found you blog and I must say, I love it!

alfi said...

nice blog friend..

bak cover said...

I love full moons. Keep trying and i am guessing you will get an even better picture you can post up for us!!

Interestingly unstable said...

I love your innovation. Grats on starting your grad class as well as making 'blogs of note' Yes, that's why I'm here. The story about the million dollar bill is what made me follow you. Damn sneaky of those little tract dispensers. LOL

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Robin Koper said...

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Shey said...

wow! your pictures are so amazing. i too, love to take pictures!!

chris said...

thank you all for the kind comments. the moon picture was a little disappointing but i did like the way the trees in the foreground came out!

crazycris: it was pretty easy to make that "tripod!" i have also used tables, dressers, etc in an attempt to keep the camera steady. ever see one of those gorilla tripods? i want one!

willy, janieb, & you other moonwatchers: i remember two years ago the january full moon was spectacular. i went outside in the middle of the night just to be in the moonlight! i've paid close attention to january moonshine since. it has not disappointed!

interestingly unstable: not my first class by a long shot. i'm a perennial student! only taken a few online, tho - and never one as involved as this one! yikes!

thanks for the visits!

chris

audie said...

who needs a tripod...your photo is amazing...i too found myself out that night peeking thru the tree limbs to watch the gorgeous full moon shine... did you make a wish? i did...

A Good Moroccan said...

Looks like an amazing full moon !

Sarah said...

Love this moon pic!

Sir William III said...

that second picture is AMAZING!!

Bee said...

What a beautiful shot!!! The makeshift tripod did the job well.

Paige said...

that last picture is absolutely stunning. nice job :)
i'm really enjoying your blog. thanks for sharing!

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Your pictures brought a beautiful peace upon me, enjoyed it. Looking forward to more blogs from you.
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