Moonlight

Jan. 19th, 2014 08:18 pm
elaby: (Half Acre - Crack the sky)
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Last Wednesday, Rachel and Bethany and I went to an event at our town's public library - Paranormal 911. It was a presentation by a paranormal investigation team, a woman (an EMT) and a man (a firefighter) who investigate hauntings with the goal of helping people be comfortable in their homes rather than getting "results" that prove the existence of ghosts. It was a really cool event: the woman was very science-oriented and relied primarily on hard data to draw her conclusions, whereas the man was a Reiki master and described himself as a "sensitive" who drew more on psychic impressions and his understanding of energy. Very Scully and Mulder ^_^ I could have listened to their stories all night. They've investigated a lot of local sites and the woman was an expert and enthusiast in gravestone imagery and death/burial/mourning traditions, so they had a lot of really interesting things to tell us.

We've had a lot of foggy days lately, because it'll snow a lot and then the temperatures will rise and the snow will breathe all of this mist into the air. When we got home from the presentation that night, the full moon was wreathed in an almost rainbow-colored halo. I thought I'd test out my camera's night settings :) And the monopod Rachel got me for Christmas, which is indispensable for taking clear photos at night!

Full Moon


Full Moon

Full Moon

Full Moon

Full Moon

Full Moon

Full Moon

And then I decided to see just how far I could push the zoom... it turns out I could push it pretty far :3
Full Moon

Full Moon

Full Moon

Full Moon

These closeups almost seem cellular to me. They also made me think of my favorite of Sarah Diemer's novels, Twixt. One thing I love about digital cameras, as Bethany pointed out, is that you can take about a frillion shots and some of them are bound to turn out well :) I really like all of these.

Date: 2014-01-20 02:41 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] skittish-derby.livejournal.com
those are lovely!

Date: 2014-01-20 02:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] elaby.livejournal.com
Thank you! :)

Date: 2014-01-20 06:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] coastal-spirit.livejournal.com
The pictures are so beautiful! Obviously, the camera is awesome, and so is the photographer!<3

I wonder if some of the rainbow around the moon might be the Northern Lights, which were supposed to be visible in some places that night.

Date: 2014-01-21 01:51 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] elaby.livejournal.com
Really? That's awesome! I should've been looking for them :)

Thank you! I'm glad you like my pictures n_n

Date: 2014-01-20 07:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] templarwolf.livejournal.com
Wow, very nice!

Date: 2014-01-21 01:51 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] elaby.livejournal.com
Thank you! :) I'm super-impressed with this camera.

Date: 2014-01-21 07:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] willow-cabin.livejournal.com
Those photos are so ethereal and haunting--beautiful. :)

Date: 2014-01-22 03:12 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] elaby.livejournal.com
Thank you so much, Jenn! <3 I just had to try to capture the way it looked that night.

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