Weekly Photo Challenge: Anticipation
There was quite a lot of anticipation for this full moon I can tell you.
There have been three super full moons in monthly succession. First in October, November and finally now in December. Apparently this trio of super full moons won’t happen again for 30 years. Far too far away for me.
Now don’t think me mad but I usually await the full moon with eager anticipation, super or not, it’s all quite very exciting. However after the second one in November I felt awful. It was as if every corner I turned something went wrong, or felt like it was about to go wrong, my energy levels were zapped and it seemed like an uphill struggle on all fronts.
After having asked around, or generally chatted as I tend to do, I found out that a lot of people whether moon lovers or not felt the same way on either a small personal level or more grand scale.
There have I think been some tremendous energy shifts trying to pull this world forwards in some way to a better place, I am thinking the fact it’s taking three full super moons there has been a lot of hard work somewhere going on in the background trying to make this happen.
So I eagerly awaited the 3rd both from a “let’s start this ball rolling on a positive note” way and also from a photographic perspective.
So here we are the December super full moon. Firstly things seem to be on an upward positive trend, it feels like massive changes are coming ‘about’ and ‘cross fingers’ in the long run, maybe not in a way we can see right now, but perhaps just perhaps things will start to get better.
Now that you might all be thinking me officially mad on to a photographic note.
I have as mentioned been taking photography classes. I hasten to add we didn’t cover ‘how to photograph a full moon’ at all yet. But in my enthusiasm when this coveted moon reared it’s beautiful face instead of taking out my bridge camera I decided to go fully manual. With not having really a clue what I was doing in a totally non spiritual way I had a small bout of swearing as I realized deep in to the dark night, trudging around in wellingtons in the freezing cold that in fact I had just wasted a great opportunity and was either taking snaps that looked like the sky was lit up by floodlights or a complete haze that was if I even managed to get the camera to focus (would have helped if I had brought a slightly more appropriate lens out with me).
So when I got home it was straight up to the attic in my youngests room, velux open, at least something to rest on and voila a slightly more presentable photograph though far from what I wanted.
Still I got to enjoy the moon with my naked eye, one cannot ask for more than that.