Nowadays, everything changes quickly. The whole world is on constantly change and the changing rate increasing steadily.
Most people nowadays have a mobile or a cell phone. An enormous percentage of these people us a smartphone. While some people are happy with the default wallpaper images, there are lots of people changing them either by an image downloaded from an only wallpaper service or by an image taken by their own. Me, too! And, as a photographer, I certainly use one of my own images. But, I don’t change that image often. A few weeks ago I made the first change since I got my first smartphone in 2009! That background image moved with me from smartphone to smartphone until now.
Do you use the default image, one of the spare images of your smartphone manufacturer, an image taken from an online wallpaper service or one of your own images? Would you show it to the public? Mine is here 🙂
Today, two years ago, we have had a lunar eclipse.
I was so happy about a perfect clear sky during that night!
Hey guys, I’m totally happy. Last night we have had a moon eclipse and the weather conditions were great for taking some photos. The eclipse started here at about 2:11h in the early Monday morning and lasted until 6:27h. It was a crisp cold night with about 4°C, but a clear sky – perfect.
Several years ago I didn’t have had a proper camera for this job and the last 2 or 3 occurrences the weather conditions were too bad.
Yesterday evening I was out for chasing the supermoon. A clear sky and a moonrise shortly before sunset proposed a good view. Thus, I went uphill to the south and keep the big city in my back.
I arrived about half an hour before sunset to look for a good spot and used the opportunity to get some sunset images. The opposite side, where the moon rises, was not in that good shape 😦
A thin layer of clouds and dust-covered the moon constantly. The snap in the gallery is the best possible shot 😦 You can recognize a slight light corona around the moon. That’s the reflection and distortion of the moonlight ins this cloudy layer.
But, the sunset images are the compensation. The clouds were a perfect canvas for the setting sun to paint wonderful colors in the sky.
Wow – although this wasn’t my first solar eclipse, it was very impressive.
My first solar eclipse was in 1999, when the moon covered the whole sun and only left a small bright ring. It took place in August, but the weather conditions were not good. But, it was still impressive. It became noticeable colder and darker and birds stopped singing.
This time, we only have had a coverage of about 80%. Thus, the effects were less dramatically, but still noticeable. Although we have hat beautiful clear and sunny days this week, yesterday began with fog and the whole day there was a gray structureless sky. Today the same 😦
Although we have had this bad weather, I was lucky enough to get a short view on the sun at the right time. Here in my area the eclipsing process started a 9:30 and lasted until 11:48. At 10:37 the maximum was hit. But, until 10:30 it was impossible to see anything from the sun over the clouds. Than it happened for about 10 minutes the clouds became thinner, so that it was possible the see the sun through the clouds. Though, it was impressive enough.