Not a Blood Moon but still…

15.04.2014 | Full moon rising in Kriopigi, Greece
15.04.2014 | Full moon rising in Kriopigi, Greece

Hello my dear friends 😀

  Did you get to experience the awesome and creepy blood moon? Unfortunately, the eclipse was not visible in Greece but we still got to see a very nice full moon rising. The sky was cloudy but that helped to get a more interesting image than just the moon in a simple black sky.

  To get this shot i used my Canon 60D with the Jupiter 135mm + a Vivitar teleconverter x2 . First i took a shot exposed for the clouds (shutter speed 0.8/s, f/8, Iso 320) and then a shot exposed for the moon (shutter speed 1/40s, f/8, Iso 320). In Photoshop i masked the moon and placed it on the photo of  the clouds. I added some contrast to make the image more dramatic and also added a warmer tone…

  How did the full moon make you feel?  Did any of you transform into a werewolf or something? 😛 This eclipse is supposed to affect us all in very significant ways…I don’t know if i believe that but while i was looking at the moon, all i could think of were the lyrics to one of my favorite songs by Laleh…

I’m walking on the streets like a wolf
The people, the city, the colors
This world is in mad hands
The world that I’m so much a part ofIt’s a beauty when the streets are wet
There’s a sense of hope and change to it
And I love it how the moon shinesBut will my stars align, will my stars align?
Look into the sky, looking for a sign – See more at: http://limitlesslyrics.com/artistfolder/l/laleh/laleh_starsalign.html#sthash.O3zRDG7F.dpuf

I’m walking on the streets like a wolf
The people, the city, the colors
This world is in mad hands
The world that I’m so much a part ofIt’s a beauty when the streets are wet
There’s a sense of hope and change to it
And I love it how the moon shinesBut will my stars align, will my stars align?
Look into the sky, looking for a sign – See more at: http://limitlesslyrics.com/artistfolder/l/laleh/laleh_starsalign.html#sthash.O3zRDG7F.dpuf

I’m walking on the streets like a wolf
The people, the city, the colors
This world is in mad hands
The world that I’m so much a part ofIt’s a beauty when the streets are wet
There’s a sense of hope and change to it
And I love it how the moon shinesBut will my stars align, will my stars align?
Look into the sky, looking for a sign – See more at: http://limitlesslyrics.com/artistfolder/l/laleh/laleh_starsalign.html#sthash.O3zRDG7F.dpuf

I’m walking on the streets like a wolf
The people, the city, the colors
This world is in mad hands
The world that I’m so much a part of

It’s a beauty when the streets are wet
There’s a sense of hope and change to it
And I love it how the moon shines

But will our stars align? Will our stars align?

Looking to the sky, looking for a sign…

 

  If you don’t know her, look her up, she’s an amazing artist. A true artist, as she produced, written, recorded, engineered and performed all of her songs by herself. I can only wish to meet her one day and would love to get the chance to work with her on something really creative. Her music and lyrics not only inspire me immensely but also speak to my soul in ways that no other artist ever did. Every cell inside me feels alive and connected to the present and to my feelings when i hear her music…Oh yes, this post was about the full moon…Ehm, you can guess what i was listening to while making this post and i got carried away 😀 Hope you enjoyed this…

Best regards,

Alex V-Light

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9 thoughts on “Not a Blood Moon but still…

  1. Alex, as always your works are so beautiful in the many, many ways they affect me. I was on an edge about to fall forever. I thought to try an hang on so I looked at E-mails and found you there. Your rendition of the moon stopped me from falling/jumping as I smiled because I know you(the artist). reading your happiness as it laid itself out word by lyric I could only smile. Only remember the part of this Note that said I smiled_________________________duckie

    1. Hey Duckie 🙂

      I’m glad to hear from you again. I was worried because you showed no sign for so long. Please know that i’m very touched by your words and it makes me very happy to know that my work is able to make someone smile. I can’t even imagine how hard it must be for you to do that knowing that you are in so much pain so your note means a lot to me. Hang in there my friend…Life is worth living just because of the little unexpected moments that make us smile. Stay positive and look for inspiration and joy in the things you love…More smiles will follow 🙂

      Sending you all my love,

      Your friend, Alex

  2. Good job Alex – very beautiful and lets me know what I missed…I did not change into any were-beast, I just had a very bad low blood sugar incident…once again my wife chose to bring me back from death’s door…silly girl 🙂

    1. Thank God for your wife 🙂 She’s a smart girl if i might add, we’d not want you close to death’s door, so she did a good job there. Hope you are feeling well today 🙂

  3. I saw the same moon! My daughter woke me up at 3 A.M. with a phone call… “Dad! There’s a lunar eclipse and I can’t get a good photo of it!” Grumble grumble…
    So I went into the back yard in my PJ’s and took a few photos for her. Nothing as nice as yours, though. Good job Alex!

    1. Thank you Nathan! Hehehe 🙂 You can send her my photo and say you took it. She’ll never know… 3am? You must be a great dad, i don’t think i’d interrupt my sleep for anyone 😛

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