Wednesday Vignette – Space oddities

This week has been big in terms of discoveries. Not only is there water on Mars, but we also had a Super-moon lunar eclipse! Having just gotten a telephoto lens, I thought this was the perfect opportunity to try it out. The results would probably have been better if I had had a tripod, but I didn’t. Instead, I piled up a number of flower pots, sat down on the side walk, and periodically shot a few photos of the transitioning moon. Nothing can make you feel smaller than watching the moves of the Universe, so here goes:

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About annamadeit

Born and raised in Sweden, my aesthetics and outlook on life are strongly shaped by a culture rich in history and tradition. I care a great deal about environmental responsibility, and my aesthetic reflects the visually clean, functional practicality and sustainable solutions that are the hallmarks of modern Scandinavia. I was trained as an architect at the University of Cincinnati and as a color specialist at the Scandinavian Colour Institute in Stockholm. I'm obsessed with plants and gardens, and aim to take my skill set a step further by designing gardens as well as interiors. As someone so aptly said: " Architecture is the skin that separates the exterior from the interior". So true - you can't successfully focus on one without incorporating the other. I'm also an avid cook, and I love to ski. In addition, I put time and efforts into trying to rectify things that I feel are wrong in my immediate community. As you will see, The Creative Flux will touch on all these things, and more. For sure, it's all over the map, but then again - so am I! Welcome to my blog!
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18 Responses to Wednesday Vignette – Space oddities

  1. linda says:

    Nice, Anna …I was too late in going out , just missed the red moon .

  2. Peter/Outlaw says:

    Nice shots of the eclipse. We watched too but I didn’t try to take pictures. My WV post can be found here: http://outlawgarden.blogspot.com/2015/09/wednesday-vignette_30.html

  3. Evan says:

    At least I got to watch it via your pictures. By the time the moon rose above the trees at my parents’ house, the eclipse was over. Here’s my contribution: http://practicalplantgeek.blogspot.com/2015/09/wednesday-vignette-cloudscape.html

  4. Kris P says:

    Beautiful photos, Anna. We didn’t have great eyeball views of the event here but my husband set up the telescope, which helped. Fantastic sight – and I’m glad I didn’t have to wait until 2032 to get a glimpse. Here’s my vignette this week: http://krispgarden.blogspot.com/2015/09/wednesday-vignette-spider-season.html

  5. You were more patient than we were. We walked to the nearby park and joined up with many neighbors waiting, and waiting. Finally when I saw the moon it was high enough that it had obviously been visible for awhile, so faint and dark. I’m not sure anyone else even noticed it. We went home then and by the time I made it back out to check the eclipse was almost over, still gorgeous though. My vignette has some of the similar colors: http://www.thedangergarden.com/2015/09/lost-in-leaf.html

  6. Alison says:

    We went out to get a look at the eclipse just as it was starting to show some brightness along the lower edge, as the shadow moved off. I’m glad we saw that much of it. You managed to get some pretty good shots, given you were stabilizing the camera on top of a pile of pots! Here’s my Wednesday Vignette post: http://bonneylassie.blogspot.com/2015/09/wednesday-vignette_30.html

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  8. mattb325 says:

    That is a great capture! You are right about feeling small in the scheme of things when you look at the heavens! Here is my contribution for this week: https://railwayparade.wordpress.com/2015/10/01/wednesday-vignette-mother-and-child/

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  10. Nice shots of the super moon. I can’t even remember what I was doing but I missed it. Here’s my contribution.https://gardeninacity.wordpress.com/2015/10/01/three-autumn-vignettes-from-the-back-garden/

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