Monday, May 21, 2012

Last Minute Photos--The Eclipse

Ralph and I waited until almost the very last second to take photos of the partial solar eclipse 5/20/12.  After the eclipse had already started I insisted we jump in the car and seek an open horizon so I could take photos.  We jumped in the car and drove toward the sun until we found a spot.

partial solar eclipse 5/20/12

I had a polarized filter from my ancient manual film camera that I held up in front of the lens on my camera.  The clouds helped by toning things down a little. 

partial solar eclipe 5/30/23

And it's gone.  I really am  the Queen of the Last Minute.

If you want to see a really good picture that was taken only a few miles from this one check out this photo on the Texas Parks and Wildlife Facebook page here.

And for gorgeous landscape pictures check out the contest winners on Flickr

Monday, May 7, 2012

My Super Weekend

I had a great weekend and I hope you did too.  I went to an art show on Saturday and visited with my parents on Sunday.  More about that later.  

Super Moon 2012

Here are a couple of my super moon pictures.  Someday I need to figure out how to get detail on the moon.  So far I've only been able to do that when the reflected light is toned down during eclipses. 

Super Moon 2012