In the wee small hours of the morning I came slowly awake to my wife’s voice. In a stage whisper, wanting to wake me up and yet not really wanting to disturb me, she said “I can see it!” At 3:00 a.m., looking out our bedroom window, she could clearly see the lunar eclipse. The excitement of such an experience is maximized when it is shared with someone, and I was the only one around to share it with. In fact, it was so exciting it was worth risking our marriage to roust me out of bed. I jumped into a pair of sweatpants, threw on a coat, put the telephoto lens on my camera and changed its ISO setting for nighttime photography, and went outside to get some images, one of which I share with you in this Blog. Some will say that the rosy tint of the eclipsed moon was due to the minimal sunlight illuminating it being diffracted by the earth’s atmosphere. But I would say it was the sweet nothings whispered by the earth as he cloaked his partner with his shadow that made her blush.
Brent Langley is an internationally known artist who enjoys sharing his views on art and nature.