Sunday Selections #69

by frogpondsrock on May 13, 2012

in David,photography,sunday selections

Happy Mothers Day everyone.I am going out to see my daughter Veronica and we will be having scones with jam and cream. I am going to dig out my Great Aunt Joan’s, Royal Doulton tea cups and we will sip cups of tea from proper tea cups.

It will be nice.

I am seriously pushed for time this morning, so without further ado here is this weeks Sunday Selections.

The Blurb

I take a lot of photos and most of them are just sitting around in folders on my desktop not doing anything. I thought that a dedicated post once a week would be a good way to share some of these photos that otherwise wouldn’t be seen by anyone other than me.

I am also remarkably absent minded and I put photos into folders and think that I will publish them later on and then then I never do.

So I have started a photo meme that anyone can join in and play as well. The rules are so simple as to be virtually non existent.

Just add your name and URL to the Mr Linky.

Publish your photos on your blog using the “Sunday Selections” title.

Link back here to me.

The Photos

There was much talk about the “super moon” on twitter the other night, I couldn’t see that this full moon was any different from any of the other full moons I have seen before. Now I know that this moon was closer to earth, yada yada yada but because I live in the country and don’t suffer from adverse light pollution, I have a wonderful clear view of the night sky every night.

I absolutely adore the full moon but I can’t be bothered dragging out the tripod and taking photos like a proper photographer. I just run around the house snapping away madly freehand, and hoping like hell I don’t trip over anything in the dark.

I get very bored with my own images very quickly, I mean how many photos of the full moon does one woman need? And the moon does end up looking like a speckly peeled orange with all those segments after a while. So I have lots of photos like these ones as well, where I am endlessly fascinated by the patterns the branches make.

I am more interested in the texture of the branches and the circle of light bleeding into the clouds than the actual moon itself. I have just used the moon as a handy source of light.

Anyway enough with the moon, last week we went fishing for a bit and this photo shows young players how not to hold their rod when targeting Tassie Black Bream. David was rolling a smoke and if a bream had taken his bait he would have lost his rod as well as a tooth or two.

 

{ 10 comments }

Cindi May 13, 2012 at 11:20 am

I love these pictures of the moon!

Elephant's Child May 13, 2012 at 11:30 am

Given boydom it is a wonder to me that any of them survive to adulthood without some serious scarring – if they make it at all. My teeth hurt just looking at that brilliant photo.
And I loved your moon shots – all of them.
Happy Mother’s Day.

Toushka Lee May 13, 2012 at 11:47 am

love all of your photos. But that third one of the moon and branches does things to me. I think I’m in love with it.

Jude May 13, 2012 at 12:49 pm

Beautiful moon shots. I took photos of the full moon but they were not fit to publish!!

One Too Many May 13, 2012 at 2:19 pm

Your moon shots are awesome!! I missed it – we couldn’t see it until quite late, then my battery in the camera went dead! Typical…Love the heads up on fishing tips too!! I will show to the Billies how not to hold a rod…

Beet May 13, 2012 at 2:55 pm

oh wow! I love, love, love! that last moon pic. I seem to have a thing about branches too

Rusty Hoe May 13, 2012 at 4:42 pm

Love the second one.

river May 13, 2012 at 9:12 pm

I really like the first moon photo.
A tip for David – roll a few smokes and keep them in the pouch before you go to the fishing spot. Instead of holding the rod in your teeth, put it down and sit on it. My brother used to do this.

Andrea @ From The Sol May 14, 2012 at 3:03 am

I am like you … the tripod seems so inconvenient, though when I use it, I am glad I did. Your moon shots are wonderful, you must have a steady hand. We missed the “biggest” moon of the year again … clouds, always clouds. I am hoping, someday, I will get a few shots like yours.

Andrea @ From The Sol

carolina May 14, 2012 at 5:36 am

Kim, your moon shots are awesome! I simply, truly love them. And that shot of how not to hold your fishing rod… wonderful! Hope you’ve enjoyed mother’s day.

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