A Happy Accident


….this happened when I tried to get a photo of the moon and failed

After taking Photography 201 I was hoping I was better prepared to take shots of the full moon. If it hadn’t been so cold I might have persevered with different setting and tried again. Instead I sat on the park bench and turned the camera towards the city skyline. As I held the shutter down I could tell that something different than normal was happening but I wasn’t quite sure what it was. At least I knew that the camera was taking pictures.

When I got home I realized that the shutter was open for a full 10 seconds.

A few days ago in my on-line art class with Carla Sonheim, we were instructed to take artistic shots of bright lights. I couldn’t figure out how to do it. Fast forward to the night of the full moon. I got my artistic light shots without even knowing it. Here they are:

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