I’m enjoying being a bit more impulsive and free-wheeling with my photography lately. While coming home from errands on Tuesday night, Jean pointed out how lovely the new moon looked as it set behind our neighbor’s tree. We could see it from our back porch. I ran inside, grabbed my Sony Nex-7 and set it on a tripod. I focussed the moon through my old-school Canon FD 100 Macro lens, using the fabulous focus-magnifying feature on the live viewfinder. It was fun capturing this unplanned discovery of astronomical light.
The next morning, Jean was gathering things to bring to our local community’s thrift store. A particularly shiny glass candle holder caught my eye. She happily gave it to me when I told her I might photograph it some day. That evening, I noticed it shining on my work table. I brought my tripod-mounted camera closer and grabbed a portable LED spotlight to illuminate the glass object. This time, instead of reaching for the cosmos, I delved much closer. I closely explored the lustrous reflections I found as I lit the glass. So exciting to see and photograph beautiful light so far away on one night and then so very close the next!