It turns out that photographing smoke as not always as simple as it would appear.
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Finally done with these nasties, not sure what good they did, but this kind of describes how I felt about them.
So the weather was supposed to be cloud cover and a chance of snow for tonight’s eclipse, but instead there was just a light, thin cloud cover, almost transparent even. I decided to go out to take a look but hadn’t planned on photographing it due to the foggy cloud layer and also due to the fact that I don’t have a zoom lens that’s really capable getting in close enough. Wouldn’t you know that the clouds cleared out just in time for the eclipse to start, and I had to scramble to get my camera ready and set. I got in a few photos, these were the best, though still not terrific.
Just after the last photo, the clouds rolled back in, so that put an end to that. I have had very little luck with eclipses, mostly due to the magnification, but sometimes due to the exposure, it gets a bit tricky as the moon goes through the phases of the eclipse.
The next eclipse is not due for over two years now, just long enough for me to forget all that I’ve learned about shooting eclipses and to screw it up once again. ;-)
This was an older photo that I recently dug up (per my previous post) and decided to enter into the JPGMAG theme “Fresh” for issue number 16. I am also using this post as a bit of a test of my updated WP install as well as a few updated plug-ins…so far so good.
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I’ve been heading back through my recent photo archives in search of some second-take photos…ones which I passed up the first time, but have grown to like a bit more after taking another look. It happens to me from time to time, where I see something, take a photo of it, then when I go through the results, the photo doesn’t capture what I had originally thought it would. It’s good to take that second look from time to time, clear of the expectations I first had when taking the photos, and find some new life amongst some older photos.
A visitor reading the inscriptions on the New England Holocaust Memorial in Boston, Massachusetts. The memorial is made up of six glass towers, each five stories tall, with a walkway that allows visitors to walk through each tower and look up through the four glass walls. On each of the glass walls are inscribed the numbers from 0000000 through 6000000 in order, split up over the six towers. There are also various writings, poems, and memos that were written during, or about the holocaust.