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Saturday, January 10, 2009

WOLF MOON Haiga, by Patricia Kelly

Just took this photo tonight after dinner and wrote the haiku. What a fabulous sight! Even better was chatting with fellow residents as they stopped to gawk, too. (That's our pool below the tree and moon, BTW.) This Wolf Moon is the largest full moon of the year. It was even more spectacular as it slid behind the branches of that tree. But the photos I took of that phase didn't look quite right. I'm still learning how to hold the digital camera steady, much less what works and what doesn't. :-)

The camera is a sort of full-time loan. I'm now handling the total production of the monthly newsletter for the residence I live in, and have to have it with me in case any photo ops pop up. What fun! Not only to be learning how to use a camera and "frame" pictures, then edit them in Adobe Photoshop, but also to be able to take photos for my own personal use occasionally.

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‘til next time, keep dreaming,

**** [aka: Patricia Kelly] **** If you wish to copy or use any of my writing or poems, please email me for permission (under “View my complete profile”)****My other blogs: ROSWILA’S TAROT GALLERY & JOURNAL and ROSWILA’S TAIGA TAROT, and Yahoo DREAMJIN: Group for Dreamku – Haiku-Like Dream Poems ****

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At 9:10 PM , Blogger Tumblewords: said...

What fun! I love this shot... sounds like you're settled in and taking on 'chores' of words and photos. Wonderful! I'm doing a few little things in Photoshop Elements and having a tough time with it - even though I'm easier to please than most!

At 10:30 PM , Blogger Roswila said...

Hi Tumblewords,

Yes, I'll have been here in California one full year come February 6th ... guess I've been having a lot of fun because the time sure flew!

A totally unexpected side effect of taking on the newsletter (which fortunately has a small salary attached to it, too :-D) is the chance to fool around with taking and manipulating photos. I'm really looking forward to being better able to judge what's a "good" shot from what I see in the view finder, and not have to wait and almost always be surprised at what the download actually looks like. LOL! In a way, though, that's probably much like the difference between the initial inspiration for a poem and the resultant poem itself. Those are always different -- connected but distinct -- creatures for me.

Thanks as always for dropping by.

At 1:02 PM , Blogger LGD said...

I like where you framed the Moon for this shot-- or that you saw it framed there and you were smart and quick enough to catch it.

Off to the right is a tree of some sort by itself. I wonder if a couple of hours later the Moon was right over that round shape ...


At 9:10 PM , Blogger Roswila said...

Hi lgd,

Yes, it was pretty much framed that way. But I also got to watch the moon gradually slide into the "arms" of the tree -- it went up, rather than across. At least during the time I was there. :-)

Now that I'm taking digital photos I can see I'm going to get more and more into haiga. Just did one on me playing a didjeridu. Will post that one next. So you are forewarned! LOL!


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