Timelapse: Full moon + 1/4 eclipse, 07 August 2017, Vienna, Austria

Hello friends,

what did I hear you say? You missed seeing my timelapses? Well guess what, you are in luck! 😛 I love doing timelapses and I did quite a few during my mysterious disappearance. This is just a short one for all the moon lovers out there. Hope you enjoy it 🌒

Equipment used for this video:

Camera: Canon 60D
Lens: Jupiter-37A 135mm f/3.5 + Vivitar teleconverter x2
Tripod: Hähnel Triad 40 Lite

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Thessaloniki waterfront II

Hello my friends 😀

  I’ve been busy editing the photos i took during my last visit in Thessaloniki. Most of them were under clear blue sky, which makes it harder for me, as i’m used to process my photos a certain way for dark and cloudy skies. I’ll be posting some individual photos until i finish with the editing and then i’ll make a big post 🙂

  So this is the renovated waterfront. I really like this part, it used to be concrete slabs, mostly crooked and broken in many places. This definitely looks modern and more sophisticated. The little water pools are illuminated at night, which creates a beautiful effect. The marble elements create a nice contrast and give out a bit of the classic Greek character. At the edge of the water, there’s an installation of a big steel moon. The moon is also illuminated at night and it’s visible from quite a distance.

  Today we have 36C and the temperature keeps rising, so if those marble pools were actual pools, i’d just sit in there with my lemon iced tea and not move a finger 😛

 

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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

And then there was a magical full moon…

16.03.2014 | 18:50pm | Full moon rising over the Toronean Gulf
16.03.2014 | 18:50pm | Full moon rising over the Toronean Gulf

 

Hello my dear friends 🙂 (long post below, if you intent to read it better grab a cup of tea or coffee :p)

  As you probably already know, i’m facing a serious standstill in my life at the moment. Being stuck at my parents house, in a little village with no inspiring environment and grumpy people all around, i’m just feeling my creativity and life-force being drained out of me. In my try to keep a positive outlook, i made my first book Visions, i’m working on some videos that i’ll share with you soon, i try to shoot something every day and view things with a different eye but you know sometimes it’s just really hard to believe that things will somehow get better, when nothing seems to be changing. I must admit i was quite depressed these days…until i saw that moon…

  It might not be a great photo, the colors are a bit exaggerated but this is how i perceived this moment. I climbed at the construction site next to my house and waited…The moon started to rise at 18:35pm. I have never witnessed the moon rising over the sea and i must say, i was blown away…In this photo the moon was already higher, the lower view was not so great as all you could see is ugly houses and rooftops with antennas. I wanted to keep it minimal and focus on what i actually saw and ignored all the surroundings.

  This was a magical moment for me, a wake up call. Seeing this filled me up with power, beauty and hope that soon enough i’ll be able to view new landscapes and fill my eyes and my heart with new images, people and places…I don’t know when or how i can make this happen but i know it will happen…If i have to be real with you, it really pisses me off that i can’t post any new photos when i have such a hunger to create and explore new places. If you could just put me in a new environment with just my camera, i’d be in paradise. It’s crazy but this standstill is actually a blessing in a way, cause i realized my great need to evolve and create. Now, i just have to get out of this place and i’ll be really happy! I really can’t stand negative people and especially those who love their misery and don’t want anyone around to be happy.

  Not much is being said about Greece and the economic crisis anymore, things are getting better they say but no one is mentioning the mentality of the people here. It’s just tragic to see the youth have no dreams, to do nothing because we have a crisis anyway, what is the point of trying, right? Not everyone is like that but i think it’s safe to say that an 80% is totally apathetic and negative. And i experienced that very well with the launch of my book…The only positive comments i have gotten were from foreign people, who actually view that creating a book is an achievement and something to be proud of. The comments i have gotten from Greek people and followers that previously enjoyed my work are of this kind “why would you even bother to make this?”, “like anyone is going to buy it”, “who do you think you are and you make a book?”…I mean seriously? Why so much animosity? I would be happy for anyone who made something that they are proud of! Even if this is not the greatest book on the planet, it’s a piece of me and my development as an artist. My next book will be better, i know that but does that mean that my first book should never exist? I don’t think so…That kind of mentality is the source of why no one is actually doing anything here and exactly because they don’t dare, they attack the people who do act and follow their dreams. Just ignore them…

  Closing this rant, i owe a big thank you to the lovely people who purchased my book and gave me an extra reason to smile and try to work through this negative phase, so thank you 😀 Your personalized thank you notes will be on the way very soon. And to anyone out there who is feeling down, focus on the small wonders that happen around us everyday, focus on the few people around you that make you feel better, hang in there and things will get better 😀 The important thing is to move forward, even with baby steps, even with pauses but just keep moving…Don’t allow yourself to stop dreaming, don’t lose your passion no matter what happens around. Life can be so beautiful, if only you want to experience the beauty…

Yours,

Alex “V-Light”

Super Moon Rising

 

Super Moon Rising by V-Light

7 May 2012, time 22:50pm, Super moon rises over Thessaloniki, Greece…
Photo taken using a Canon 60D, Jupiter 135mm f3.5 lens with a Vivitar 2x tele-converter.

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