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the night hurricane Ida arrived in Boston

Having a hurricane in Boston wasn’t something that I really thought would happen, but there was quite a bit of rain and wind that one night. Remembering that “Shitty weather makes good photos.” – the second time in three days that I am quoting Sam Abell – my camera and I went for a bit of a walkabout in the rain.

photographed 9.1.2021

As the harvest moon rose

The very bright moon was lighting up the hillside as the sky tried to darken.

(There were two people standing there with us as the moon slid up into view. No one spoke. When the moon had cleared the hill, they turned and walked away. It was simple and profound.)

Palouse, Washington
photographed 9.3.2020


Then there was that time when my friend Al and I were walking down the street in Los Angeles and felt an overwhelming need to stop long enough to get a photo…

Mark Twain Hotel
Los Angeles, California
photographed 2.16.2017

sometimes starlight is insufficient

That cemetery light ruined the comet photograph I had in mind, as I mentioned yesterday and am not at all bitter about. So I decided to go all in, and photograph the damn light.

Pearce Cemetery
Hale County, Texas
photographed 7.18.2020

Night Cisterns

Remember the other day when I promised (or, maybe, threatened) that there’d be more photos of the cemetery cisterns? And, look – here they are again!

What happened is that on the first visit to this little cemetery, the Patient Spouse and I completely overlooked the fact that the cemetery had a giant “security light” right in the middle of the place. And because we’d overlooked the light, we thought that going to the cemetery to look at NEOWISE might afford me the opportunity to get some comet + grave images. So imagine our dismay on comet night when we were about a quarter of a mile away and felt like moths being drawn to the flame of the light. And just like that, the comet + grave concept was done.

And then later, the comet was shy, hiding behind clouds.

Not to be deterred, I decided to implement Part One of the cisterns project.

Pearce Cemetery
Hale County, Texas
photographed 7.18.2020

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