Sunday, March 20, 2011

Super Full Moon

So the buzz this weekend was all about the "Supermoon". You can read about it on NASA website here: NASA webpage Super Full Moon In my neck of the woods it was a challenge to see the moon at all. We had a layer of clouds that obscured the moon from sight. Fortunately I had went out the night before to photograph the moonrise. Many thanks to my friend Frank for arranging the shoot. We had to wait until the moon was quite high in the sky for it to come out from behind the cloud cover. Even though the moon looks small, the colors were appealing with the light dusk sky.

I was able to get a photo of the full moon on Friday night, not so on Saturday night. I'd think they looked pretty much the same though!

There was a bit of nice blue filling the frame while waiting for the moon to show up on Saturday night.

The moon did make a very slight and quick appearance though. At least I can say I didn't miss this historic moon even if it is just a hint of a suggestion of a full moon.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

St. Patrick's Day Parade

The San Diego Digital SLR Group's meet up this month was the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Hillcrest. It is always fun to get together with the great folks in this group. It was a beautiful day for a parade. St Patrick is known as the patron saint of Ireland. True, he was not a born Irish. But he has become an integral part of the Irish heritage, mostly through his service across Ireland of the 5th century. I must admit that the cowboys in the parade were my favorite subjects. I've always loved a good western! I know, what do cowboys have to do with St. Patrick's Day?

Then there was this bad looking bandito.

More parade photos can be found in the gallery here: St. Patrick's Day Parade 2011

Sunday, March 6, 2011

PAD with Bob February 2011

The month of February I did a PAD project. This year I chose to use Bob as my subject. You can see a book I made of the first PAD 2009 project with Bob here: Bob PAD 2009 book for background on Bob. This years PAD book can be viewed here: PAD with Bob 2010

And here are a couple of my favorite photos from the month.