Okay. Last night I was really disappointed. After a fun day spent with friends, I wanted to put the “cherry on the top” by getting a few nice shots of the supermoon that coincided with a rare lunar eclipse. Next time it will occur is 2033, so this would be it, I thought. That was my plan. But as the day progressed the skies got cloudier, and at dinner time it was pouring down. Followed by a thick cloud cover. I went out just before 9 p.m. and could spot the moon every now and then behind passing clouds. I took a few practice shots, like this one, and went back inside.
Now equipped with the evidence that the supermoon really was there, I was hoping for some miraculous clearing of the skies. An hour later I went outside again with my equipment. Now I couldn’t even see where the moon was! The cloud cover had gotten much whiter and thicker on the eastern side of the sky. While the western sky, over the ocean, sported clear skies and stars. My eyes were nailed into the skies, and for one spit second I spotted a partial eclipse around 10:40 p.m. I had to accept I couldn’t move the moon westward, and my hope faded as the clock ticked away. Disappointed I returned back inside after 11 p.m. Not one picture. Nil.
So I looked at my pictures of the supermoon that occurred last fall. They were quite nice, but without the rare eclipse.
I decided to swallow my disappointment, and started playing with the partial shots I got earlier in the evening. And created some digital art using many different filters. So here are my pictures of last night’s supermoon. Colorful, and quite rare, eh?
I even recreated the partial lunar eclipse that my artistic eye saw for a split second or so.
It was fun and soon I forgot my disappointment in the weather gods. May they give us enjoyable weather until the next occurrence in 2033. I hope to post some good pictures then. Hehe. Stay tuned.
I’m sure many photographers will be posting great pictures from last nights heavenly show, like my friend Amy did. I wish you all a super week!
56 thoughts on “The Lunar Eclipse That Wasn’t. An Adventure into Imagination.”
The images you created are stunning!! It was cloudy here as well. Have a great week, Tiny! ♡
Thank you Lorrie! I was too disappointed to go to sleep so I thought I’d see what I could do with the pics I got earlier…they came to life this way this way 🙂 Have a blessed week, Lorrie ❤
I love what you’ve done here!
Love the imagination!
It’s quite wild…happy you liked it, Cyndi.
Smiling. I’m sure I’ll find “wow” too when I head your way shortly.
I’m sorry the weather gods didn’t cooperate! Your shots are very funky and artistic though.
Yeah, I was mighty disappointed, but tried to turn it around by experimenting on what one can do with crappy, cloudy shots 🙂
I love your shots! We had clear night skies, so I saw the moon in all it’s glory. But, my camera is a very outdated digital and takes crappy shots so although I did take a few photos, nothing like yours. 🙂
But it was wonderful to see right out my office window and over the coolies. Was so big I can see why my ancestors either worshipped it or were terrified.
Oh, I’m happy you could see it. The moon was very big, I could see it partially earlier in the evening. And I can easily imagine how it might’ve been to see this occur in ancient times. So now we’ll have to wait for 2033 🙂
Same thing happened here. Complete cloud coverage so there was no visible moon at all. Very disappointing!
It was! I didn’t even know where to look exactly until I saw this one faint and partial glimpse. And that was all.
La Bella Luna!
We did see the SuperMoon and the first half of the eclipse, but by the time of the full eclipse, the eclipse was eclipsed by clouds.
Lucky you! That’s how it goes when there are too many eclipses 🙂 or too few, like in my case.
It was much the same here – a fog blurred the rising moon. I love your photo art! So cool!
Thank you, Kathy! I had to improve my mood, and playing with the photos always works 😁
It is a good way to relax! I rather enjoy it myself! 😊
Very fun and creative shots you made. And the details on the previous moon shot are amazing. You must have very good equipment. Thanks, Brad
Thank you for your kind words, Brad. I have pictures from two previous supermoons, but this time it was left entirely up to imagination. Have a beautiful week.
Thanks Tiny. You too!
Your pictures are good enough for me.
Ha ha, love them. I didn’t get to experience it either – too cloudy.
Happy they made you smile, Noora. There are things we can’t change, or control…a lesson I’m learning time and again.
I saw the moon on Sunday night and I see it tonight but at the most important hour it was hidden behind thick cloud. So I am another disappointed commenter. Your post cheered me up!
Happy it cheered you up, Gallivanta. I needed cheering up as well, and the digital dark room always does the trick. Particularly if I decide to be generous with color.
Wonderful images that you’ve created here. Helen. It was cloudy here too, but I’ve certainly enjoyed seeing other people’s images. 2033 is certainly far into the future, but hopefully we’ll still both be around. 😕
Thank you, Sylvia. Now we just have to hang around until 2033, at the minimum, because we just have to see it 😉
For sure. 🙂
See you in 2033. Okay?
Okay. That’s a date Bruce.
What a great lesson in non attachment and keeping the creative energy flowing! Wonderful results Tiny! 🌒🌓🌖🌗🌚
Thanks Val! Non attachment is never easy, but has become a little easier as the years roll on 🙂 Love your moon faces!
Tiny, your closeup shot of the moon is amazing! Just wow! And what you did with your filters again amazing! Thank you for the link in your post to Petals. It was my pleasure to be able to show you what I saw. I don’t think I will be here for the next Blood Moon so I made sure I documented this one. I have about 300 frames in all, all not good, but most are. It was quite the adventure. Hope your day is going well. I’m taking a bit of a break from blogging. I need it. Love you! Amy ❤
I am so happy you could observe and document this historic event, Amy! And share this adventure with all of us. Thank you!
I used to post every day for quite a while when I started blogging. Now I need my little breaks so I don’t feel it becomes a burden or a stress. So I post when I feel like it. You take the breaks you need, we’ll always be here 🙂 Much love, Tiny ❤
So sorry you were disappointed by cloudy skies for the supermoon. Your digital renderings of the celestial event are very cool, though! 🙂
Yes, it was disappointing…and I had to let that go 🙂 Your pictures were awesome!!
The weather here didn’t allow us even a glimpse of the moon so in comparison your shots are fabulous Tiny. Let’s compare notes again in 33 – my daughter has promised me she’s already put a reminder on my phone for me, lol! 🙂
Thanks Joanne! And we’ll try to go at it in 33 again! Your daughter is keeping up with the times….you just need to transfer that reminder from phone to phone until that time 🙂
True but I’m hoping my reminder is now in “the cloud”, lol! 🙂
I think every one of those pictures are great sweet Tiny. Love your digital art. Hugs
Thank you Mags! That was my way to get over my disappointment. Many hugs!
That was quite fun, but would have preferred to see the real thing.
Covered with clouds here too. I guess we will have to appreciate the pictures SOME people were lucky enough to capture.
Oh yes, I have seen and enjoyed many great shots of this event. Good some were lucky!
A wonderful series, Tiny. You really did a good work.
Thank you for sharing,
Thank you kindly, Ulli.
The second is a stunning moon shot! The clarity is incredible! Love what you did, Tiny! Very cool. 🙂 We had a cloudy night, got to see it just a few minutes… 😦
Thank you Amy! I have some okay moon shots, but this was such a rare event…seeing it even for a minute or two would’ve been nice. Oh well, we can’t control nature. I’m happy friends got and shared great pics!
Very cool! I got to see the eclipse only in my imagination too:( I was so disappointed!
I know, it was very disappointing. But then I thought we have so much natural beauty to enjoy on every day basis…something to be happy about.
You are now a pro with mastering the photographic disappointments that nature often presents, Tiny. I really like your colorful and creative shots, and appreciate the upbeat attitude.
I don’t know about pro, but doing something creative with the practice shots felt good 🙂