Tag: full moon

I’m afraid all you get this Sunday is some pretty photos. It’s currently my father’s birthday and it was my brother’s birthday yesterday; tomorrow it’s mine! Three days ago it was my aunt’s, and in three days it’s my great aunt’s. Did August have some kind of significance for my family…? Why were we all conceived in the last week of August?! Wait, wasn’t August named after the greatest of the Roman Emperors, Gaius Julius Caesar Augustus? A coincidence…? Anyway…

Another of my standing-in-the-middle-of-a-field photos. This one is special though, because it was taken during a blue moon! You’ve probably heard the phrase ‘once in a blue moon’ before, but I doubt you know what it means! A blue moon is the second full moon in a calendar month — a rare occasion, because of the 28-day lunar cycle, and the only slightly-longer calendar month! Because of the 11-day difference between the lunar year and the calendar year, over 3…

This week I want to share one of my first — and perhaps still one of my best — ultra-long exposures. It was taken at university, in my ‘early years’ so to speak, long before I developed a decent technical understanding of photography. I was just beginning to work out what did work — and what didn’t. For a few months I only took photos that were exposed for 30 seconds or more! Today I am still a huge fan…

(Dear Lord, how’s that for an alliteration BONANZA?) This is a shared photographic assignment with Brigid. I look forward to seeing what she comes up with later today! (It’s Monday here in England, but it’s not in America… so I’m cheating a little!) The brief was “It can be of a car, or a study of a certain part of transportation.” I give you… the Mazda RX-8, under a rather lovely Sussex clear sky and full moon.