Early Dawn on March 3, 2018, I was up early (for a change! ) and got to see the full moon setting right in the V of Trout Lake Creek at one of my favorite photo taking spots. Fingers ached with deep nearly frostbite pain, but my heart was a singing strong!
For the “Super Blood Moon” event I went with my friend Gary up on Dalles Mountain in hopes of seeing more of the moon coming over the horizon. In hindsite, I am not certain that was quite the case, but it was still a lovely night. Many people were out on the roads last night flocking to favorite locations in hopes of getting “the shot” or seeing what may for some of us be a once in a lifetime experience.
Having watched several lunar eclipses over the years, still it was really different seeing the moon become eclipsed as it was rising over distant hills as the sun set and twilight came on.
Here are a few images, each with its own time stamp. Hope you enjoy!
Processing the shots from the eclipse got me thinking about palindromes, a favorite subject!
Lunar Halo preceded the eclipsing moon on its journey behind the large standing wave cloud looming in the SE from Panorama Point in Hood River, Oregon.
This week every day is a palindrome! (4-14-14), (4-15-14_ etc. The Lunar Eclipse was a palindrome, ending as it started, with the lovely orange red earth shadow in the heart of the palindrome as the shadow slowly moved across the surface both coming and going. In Port Townsend we had a community center used for everything from weddings or memorials to African dance or Yoga. The huge lovely barn was given the name “The Palindrome” by the owners at that time, the “Flying Karamzov Brothers” whose humor and juggling kept us all entertained.
Palindromes. We all get to be a palindrome on occasion… last year I was one at age 55… hmmm wonder if I will make it to a 3 number palindrome, 101? LOL …. wait that is another palindrome!
After the Moon came out from behind the cloud, the first stages of the eclipse was well under way as the earths shadow began to crawl across the brilliant Moon.
Another way this eclipse was a palindrome… it started in clouds, came out to play in the clear, then ended back in clouds! I was shooting from Panorama Point with several friends and we cheered as the moon cleared the cloud and came out to play.