Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Mr. Moon

After a fun day with my knitting group yesterday, the kids went to bed nice and early and I spent some time with my Rebel and my tripod on the front lawn. The moon was big, beautiful, and ringed, and I wanted to play with my shutter speed to see what I could get. I wanted to see the detail of the moon, so with the shutter speed at 1/125 of a second, I got Mr. Moon's face.

Then changing the speed to 1/30th of a second, I was able to capture the glow of that brilliant ring.

Wondering what would happen to the wandering clouds with a healthy shutter speed of 8 seconds brought me this wonderfully blurred shot reminiscent of an oil on canvas.

My two favorites came with a shutter speed of 1 second. I love the way the glow of the moon back lit the passing clouds.

It was fun and relaxing. Now on to more fun - we're heading to Roseymama's to plan our garden and order our heirloom, organic seeds to split between friends. Yeah, spring! Can you smell it? Go ahead, try. Go outside, even if it is raining, and close your eyes. Listen to the multitude of American Robins gathering in the trees above your head, take a deep breath, and feel the energy mounting in every living thing surrounding you. Now can you smell it? Spring is on the way, even if we have to endure another 5 weeks of winter to usher it in. And I'll be ready with trays of tomatoes and peppers, pots of sprouting herbs and a song in my heart!


gardenmama said...

Those are some awesome pictures! I love the ones with the clouds lit, too.
So much fun picking out what seeds we want to order today! I can't wait to get them ordered, then receive the seeds (which I'm sure I will obsessively sort until we get them into some soil), and then plant them in their little homes. Oh, and to watch them start to sprout, holy moly I can't wait!!!

NatureMama said...

Oooo, I know. I am getting ready to finish going through the last catalog and make a list of what we're all ordering so Jenny can order them Saturday. I am SUPER excited!

renee @ FIMBY said...

can I smell spring - not a chance. We just got 12 inches of snow this week and the snow piled next to the driveway is easily 5 feet high! It is winter, all winter here in Maine.

NatureMama said...

Renee, thanks for stopping by! I saw that snow was moving in. We just had another warm day, but it wasn't long ago that it was snowy here again. I hope that you guys get some glimpses of spring soon! Until then, can you make a snow man for me? We never had the right snow here this winter to make one... :-)