Blue Moon (Full Moon August – 2012)

Interesting indeed how your day turned into something totally different especially when you weren’t expecting.  It was one of many SBJPG’s full moon shoot out, and we were going to just get high up in the mountain and wait for the moon.  While we were driving up half way in the mountain, we saw a local fire department doing a field exercise and I immediately knew it was going to be hot shots.  Few firemen were standing against the Sun creating fantastic silhouette figures of men working with a fire hose.
Dennis frames his shot.

Fire fighters from Painted Cave Fire Department.  Thanks, Chief!!

When we got to the shooting site (Knapp Castle), there were several people up there enjoying majestic Sunset, doing yoga and just hanging out.
Renee and Carolina at Sunset meditation.

We were like “the moon! the moon!” just as the moon appeared.  After the Sunset, the temperature dropped dramatically whereas when we were up here three weeks ago for the Perseids Meteor Shower, it was incredibly warm night and no bugs at all that we were able to camp out without blankets.
月が出た途端に、月だあ〜月だあ〜!と騒いでしまいました。お日様が沈んでしまったらやたら寒くなってきました。3週間まえにここに流星群を観に来た時は害虫駆除は全くいなかったし、毛布もいらないくらいの暖かさでそのままキャンプすることが出来ました。

Blue Moon (August 2 & August 31, 2012)
2012年8月のブルームーンでした。

Dennis was getting ready to shoot.  (I lit him up with my flashlight)
デニスがそろそろ撮影準備。(私は彼を懐中電灯で照らしています)

Amazingly bright full moon illuminated the entire area.
超明るい満月の光によって照らされている様子。

A regular household flashlight made a fire pit come alive. (yellow light)
たき火の雰囲気を普通の懐中電灯で作り出した。(黄色系)

Self-portrait with the full moon light only.
月の光だけでの自画像撮影。

Flashlight Heart. (white light)
懐中電灯で描いた♡ (白色系)

LOVE appeared.   (believe it or not, this was my very 1st and only attempt)
懐中電灯でラブと描いた。(一回目で嘘みたいにうまく出来た)

“LOVE” in chinese character.  (tried four times)
漢字の ”愛” に挑戦したけど、なんか変になっちゃた。(4回挑戦)

I’m going to try coming up here again for next new moon night (9/15) which will be so dark that should provide a perfect night sky to photograph stars. – This fireplace was lit by the full moon (front side), and a flashlight on the side, inside and foreground for 30 second (without the flashlight, it would’ve appeared in black without detail).
この撮影現場ではいろんなことが出来そう。次回の新月の夜 (9/15) は暗い夜になので、空いっぱいのお星様を撮りに来ようと思ってます。   この石暖炉の前の部分は月の光によって照らされ、横と暖炉の中と写真の手前は懐中電灯で30秒はど照らされています。(懐中電灯なしでは、それらの部分はほとんど真っ黒にしか写りません)。

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One response to “Blue Moon (Full Moon August – 2012)

  1. The pictures of those girls especially are magical. Someday I will be able to do things like that.

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