What you do in your house is worth as much as if you did it up in heaven for our Lord God. We should accustom ourselves to think of our position and work as sacred and well-pleasing to God, not on account of the position and work, but on account of the word and faith from which the obedience and the work flow. ~ Martin Luther

Thursday, February 21, 2008


From eight o'clock onward last night, my eyes were drawn to the windows. At 10:05, I could stand it no longer.

I knew I wouldn't be able to do it, I could never do it justice. I still don't know how to do no-light photos. But I had to TRY.

So, when my friend Nancy had left, and the children and Matt were snug and toasty under quilts and afghans~I started adding layers and grabbed my camera.

I laid on the snow, trying not to breath as I snapped 109 photos of the lunar eclipse.

Of those 109, this is the only one that turned out semi-decent and it is a sorrowful sight compared to the true-life experience, it leaves much to be desired.

But I tried. I'll give myself an E for effort.

After the 45 minutes I was out there, my bumpkin was frozen solid, my digits were burning hot with almost-frostbite, my abs had just withstood about 40 minutes of isometric contractions, and I came inside with only the assurance that I REALLY stink at night photography.

Just another thing to learn about and practice.

On the bright side: I have until 2010, I guess.

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Anonymous said...


I think you did a good job! You should see the attempts that I made LOL.


devildogwife said...

It looks good to me. ;) You're very lucky that you even got to see it. **sigh** Our skies were too cloudy last night. My daughter was very, very bummed to say the least.

Terri said...

Okay, I must live in a box. There was an eclipse last night? I'm so upset that I missed it!!!!! I think the picture looks great.


Andie said...

Thank you for trying...we could see absolutly NOTHING because it was so cloudy here. Have you managed to warm up yet? :o)


NAME: Alissa said...

You made me laugh out loud! I really like the part about 40 minutes of isometric contractions. About the picture, I think you did a good job. I didn't even try to take a picture because I knew I wouldn't be successful. I like your idea of learning about night photography before 2010, I'm with you on that one.

Mom2fur said...

Hey, at least you got a photo. I think it looks pretty good! I tried, but all of mine came out blurry.

Karen said...

I tried--but I wasn't going to venture outside without a tripod (not that I know how to use one)in 14 degree weather on a cloudy and snowy night--just hoping for a glimpse ever y half hour between clouds. I haven't really looked at my feeble attempts either--photos from the window.

I loved your post!

Michele said...

Wow that is a great photo, mine did not come out as great as that. Good job. You'll have it down by the next one! Thanks for the photo!

Michelle said...

Good job. :) I only stayed outside for 30 mins. or so. It was freezing!! We got a couple shots like yours. I agree about figuring out the night shots before 2010. It doesn't work very well with shaking, frozen fingers! haha