In honor of Veteran's Day, my son's Boy Scout troop held a flag retirement ceremony this evening.
Thank you, to my grandfather, my great-uncle, and to all of the men and women who have served our country.
I went back to sleep.
See, I watched it a few months ago and knew that there was no need for me to get up just yet. I would let other people get the nifty "stages of the eclipse" shots and combine them into one cool compilation.
I wanted a different look.
So I waited for the blood moon as it set, closer and closer to the line of trees behind my house.
After hitting the snooze on my alarm a few times, I got up...
I made my coffee...
Added two generous tablespoons of Hershey's Caramel Chocolate creamer...
Made sure I topped it off with some whipped topping...
Then got my camera out.
Oh, I got the normal zoom in shot of just the blood moon. But you can see that shot, better than mine, from other photographers.
I waited some more...
And whilst I waited, I saw a few stars...
And the Blood Moon sunk lower in the sky...
What's a girl to do?
How about take a walk down the riverfront trail to get the moon rising over the local bridge that spans the Missouri River?
What I really wanted, though, was the moon inside the girders of the bridge. So, I had to practice that trait called patience...while the empty trail in the woods got darker and darker...
Hey, what would happen if I did a 5 second exposure without a tripod and purposely moved the camera around?
The moon got into place, the vehicles continued to cross the river, and the clouds floated in...
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I couldn't resist grabbing my camera as I headed out the door and then booked it to the highest hill near town.
Blue hour was gorgeous as the moon climbed the sky...and then I remembered my ice cream.
Shot specs if you're curious:
135mm focal length
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