and then I saw the moon turn red

Finally! We’ve tried so many times and it’s been too cloudy. I hadn’t slept the night before. My dear husband did, which meant he snored all night long, so I wasn’t thrilled with losing more sleep and freezing to see it. But, I just had to look. I am so glad that I did. I’ve shot clearer photos of the moon before, but I’m still thrilled with what I saw, even if I didn’t get the perfect capture it was an incredible sight.

I like need my sleep so I went to bed normal time and got back up. I had hoped to see it from a window. If we plastered our face to the sunroom/studio window we could just barely see it but no way for a photo with it being basically above the house.

At midnight, it was colder than you know what at 19 degrees with a windchill of 1 degree. Once I got out there, of course, I was out for 30 minutes or so. I had my fz300 out because its zoom is longer, but I don’t use it as often and I don’t know where all the settings are as well as my fz1000, plus it was pointing straight up and my fingers were frozen. In hindsight laying in a sleeping back under the tripod may have been an option. I need to look into those gloves with lights in the tips. I tried capturing with the manual settings and got blurs. I tried to video but it didn’t take long zoomed in that much for the moon to travel out of the screen, plus the wind jiggled it. I needed something to weigh down the tripod in the wind. I needed a flashlight, but I did come away with a few captures I liked but the best part was… I am so glad I saw it with my own eyes! I simply stand in awe of such an awesome God.

It was totally worth it, even if it did stay out in the cold longer than I intended, and it did take over 30 minutes for me to feel my fingertips again once back inside. From inside without my glasses, it looked like a small blob or a cloud covered moon. Outside zoomed in w. my camera it just put me in awe.

For my 4 of 52 #2019project52 I don’t even need to see what the rest of the week brings.

The photo before I went to bed around 9:30, with the regular white moon, was handheld and shot from inside.

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2 thoughts on “and then I saw the moon turn red

  1. KiM Post author

    It was the first one I’ve ever seen. It was COLD but worth it. Then again I don’t have the flu. Hope you feel better soon Allen!



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