Weekly Photo Challenge: Anticipation

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.

Full Moon

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.

Justine xx


  19 comments for “Weekly Photo Challenge: Anticipation

  1. December 20, 2016 at 9:44 AM

    Your photo of the moon is beautiful, Justine 🙂
    I have been one of the souls, also touched a lot by the last months. Have been down twice in this time with my health too. Freezing and so very tired.

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    • December 21, 2016 at 12:57 PM

      I hope you are feeling better now? It was like everything was topsy turvy….let’s hope everything smoothes out soon xx Happy Solstice Day

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  2. December 24, 2016 at 6:01 PM

    Beauty all around.
    Now to wrap things up…
    Waiting for sunset on Christmas Eve is like standing toes-over-the-edge on a high diving board.
    Every year we’d cruise casually by the window to keep an eye on the sun’s progress until it was officially evening.
    Then the shout “Christmas Eve Gift!” would ring out.
    You see, the traditions says that the first person to voice that phrase on Christmas Eve to another would be graced with good fortune and joy all the next year.
    (And of course, whomever was first won. Everything was a contest…)
    It’s more difficult to be first now with caller ID.
    As all those who have become my friends in blogland are spread widely across time zones, I’d like to wish you all “Christmas Eve Gift” now.
    And as I already feel so fortunate to have such wonderful readers and writers in this neighborhood, I wish to share any phrase acquired good fortune and joy with you in thanks.
    No matter where you are or what you are guided by, hope you have a very merry Christmas and a new year full of adventure and joy.
    Peace on earth and goodwill towards all creatures great and small.

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    • December 27, 2016 at 6:21 PM

      awe that is really lovely, thank you for sharing that story/tradition with me. I was imagining it, sounds fun! Merry belated Christmas and a happy New Year, wishing you an amazing 2017! xxx


  3. December 26, 2016 at 4:57 AM

    That’s still a gorgeous photo! I love the big full moon!

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    • December 27, 2016 at 6:19 PM

      Thank you 🙂 It’s always good to have a challenge and this certainly was one trying to capture it, the view with the naked eye is always more awesome though x


  4. December 27, 2016 at 10:00 PM

    WoW!! I am a sun and moon chaser even if I use my phone. A good camera is on my list. However November it was cloudy. But great things came my way. I left s few days later fir California to see Amma. I missed it in Dec again it was cloudy. I usually catch it on my way home from work at midnight

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    • December 28, 2016 at 5:33 PM

      Oh some of my best photos I still think are taken with my phone, it’s amazing what modern technology can do. I could not comprehend getting bored of a sunset ever, each one different and glorious in it’s own way 🙂 How was it seeing Amma again? And Karuna I guess also? x

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      • December 29, 2016 at 3:07 AM

        This was my third time seeing Amma. Karuna told me to check out the autumn tour. Karuna just arrived India the day I was travelling to California. I hope yo see Karuna in 2017

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        • January 4, 2017 at 9:54 AM

          Awe shame you didn’t get to see her. Happy 2017 May it be wonderful and happy for you full of good health yay xx


          • January 4, 2017 at 4:23 PM

            My vacation has been approved for May and hope to see both of them then:)

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            • January 10, 2017 at 6:33 PM

              oooh having a vacation planned is such fun. We are going to Womad for a long weekend, the first festival I have been too, it’s all about world music, food, etc x

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              • January 10, 2017 at 6:38 PM

                How can you go wrong with music and food? My favourite pastimes when I’m not reading 🙂 have fun! x

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                • January 10, 2017 at 6:45 PM

                  It’s not until July but will aim to! I started college this weekend it was fab, my grey matter was tested but did seem to keep up, for a while at least hehe x

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                  • January 10, 2017 at 6:52 PM

                    Good for you!! I
                    Intend to go back to university next fall. It’s free when you tournament 65 😀

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