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Recent retiree--35 year's experience teaching reading, English, adult basic education and volunteer leadership skills. Started this blog to exchange ideas and commentary with friends and others having an interest in joining the discussions. Greatest life accomplishments include: 1.organized my 3rd grade class to check out library books for me to get around librarian's weekly limit--Amazon.com, the Mullins Elementary 3rd Grade Class of 1956 is still waiting for "thank you" notes; 2. volunteered in the Peace Corps, island of St. Kitts, West Indies; 3.taught adults to read, earn their GEDs., and speak English as a second language; 4. bought a border collie puppy for $6, got evicted rather than give him up, and began a life-long love affair with all things "Dog"; 5. joined a physical fitness boot camp in my mid-50s--don't mess with someone who's been doing regulation pushups in wet grass at 5:30 a.m.; 6. walked across Northern England with best friend Sally--over 80 miles from the Irish to North Seas; and 7. travelled to many foreign countries for pleasure and work.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Autumn Photo Challenge, Day 7 - "Harvest Moon"

This photo could be titled "Blue Moon of Kentucky". It's a best effort at moon photography. Over the past couple of weeks we've had some wonderful round harvest moons. I've tried several settings and read through a couple of tutorials without great effect. Apparently to get a good moon shot you have to have something more than a point and shoot camera. And be aiming it at just the right time--when it first appears and there's still enough light so that other things--like trees, mountains, water show up as well. Moon photography is going to require some further study. In the meantime, be on the lookout for harvest moons in your area and snap away!

If you'd like to participate in the Two Weeks in Autumn Photo Challenge--and I hope you do--it's simple. Just grab your camera and take a photo of your interpretation of the day's subject. Post on your blog and then leave me a comment so I can visit you and include your link on the player's list below. Also, since some of the photo subjects may take a bit of planning thought I'd give you a few of them ahead of time.

September 30, Day 8 Subject - "Fall Fun"

October 1, Day 9 Subject - "Early Fall Landscapes"

October 2, Day 10 Subject - "Nature Closeups"

October 3, Day 11 Subject - "Autumn Sunlight"

Here are today's possible players:

Pamela @ The Dust Will Wait
Janis @ As Jan Sees It
Joangee @ Musings n Waffle


Jan n Jer said...

Thats a good shot...I like the clouds surrounding the moon and that tad bit of blue really stands out! Yep Moon shots are a real challenge...it's all about shutter speed n ISO's.

Pamela said...

the clouds are perfect!

Deborah Carr (Debs) said...

I love the beautiful sights of the sky at night and this picture is wonderful.