Peaceful Silence

Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence.

from Desiderata by Max Ehrmann (1872-1945)

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The weather was simply too beautiful to stay inside today, so I took my camera out to a local park to photograph, just for the sheer joy of capturing the image. As I sat near the small lake, my eye was drawn to the reflections of the columns in the water; I then noticed that the ripples of the water are projected onto the columns, creating a double reflection. The symmetry of the lines and curves and the muted brown and grey tones brought to mind this line from the poem Desiderata (“essential things”).

Chasing the moon

Frustrated with my lack of success with last night’s Full Moon, I went out tonight to capture the Waxing Gibbous Moon, which I actually prefer to shoot because the craters become more visible as the moon leaves its full moon stage. [According to the Farmer’s AlmanacNovember’s Full Moon is traditionally known as the Beaver Moon because it was the time to set traps before the waters froze over. It was also called the Full Frost Moon.]IMG_4963

I am glad that I went out tonight to try to lasso the moon because, while waiting for the moon to rise, I found some pretty cool reflections in the pond and some interesting contrast of light and shadow.IMG_4948-2

Reflections of car tail lights

Reflections of car tail lights

My favorite

My favorite

Waxing Gibbous Moon (92%)
Waxing Gibbous Moon (92%)

Pearl Drops of Water

The water drops like pearls from this the worn, scratched faucet, reflecting a bit of the kitchen.

I am trying to get a sharp focus on the water drops; although I’ve gotten close, I just haven’t gotten what I want. I’ll let you see my rough drafts, so to speak, as I experiment with this subject.

Canon 60D 105 mm 100 ISO f/8.0 1/250 sec