Crescent with Earthshine and Frozen Fingers

It’s rare to see earthshine on the moon here. Usually there’s too much moisture in the air. The dry cold showed it so clearly that I was lured to brave the biting chill and try for a capture without a tripod. I did have a wooden railing to prop on, but it was a test of determination and my best breathe and squeeze photography skills to steady the camera at a high angle.

The wind hurt my face and my freezing  fingers were burning with pain by the time I gave up after seven shots. I wasn’t sure if I had anything at all. But it was worth the suffering when I found this pretty shot. I realize it’s not pro clarity, but it definitely shows the beauty of the moment that I wanted so much to share with you.


About sherijkennedyriverside

Left brain, right brain, I can't decide. After many years of successful visual arts pursuits, I'm working on my other creative inclinations. For the past 8 years, writing has been my second full time job, and it's worth every sleepless night. Sheri J. Kennedy grew up mostly a city-girl coasthopping from Seattle to rural Pennsylvania, Miami and back to Seattle. She currently resides on the banks of the Snoqualmie River in the scenic Cascade Mountains. Her heart has found its home.
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4 Responses to Crescent with Earthshine and Frozen Fingers

  1. winneyb says:

    Oh, I love this! Its powerfully beautiful! Thanks Sheri!


  2. bluebrightly says:

    It does – the crescent moon was lovely last week – I saw it with Venus, shining bright – what a sight!


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