Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Last Night

Last night, as I was leaving the house to take the dogs for their evening walk, I glanced up at the sky and caught, through the lenses of my very dark glasses and several layers of pre-cyclonic cloud, a perfect image of the partial eclipse of the sun. I rushed back inside and grabbed my digital camera, and it malfunctioned. I took only one photograph before I was greeted by a "disk full" message. Usually, there is space for around 400 photographs on the disk, but the response to the stunning sight of the moon taking a bite out of the sun was "disk full"... and the photo... well, it didn't work... all the detail was drowned out by the glare of the sun.


  1. Funny how we can spend all that time looking for cameras, changing the batteries and then peering through a lens, then once the photo is taken, we leave. It's over. I do it a lot when travelling.
    Sometimes, just standing there and soaking it up through our skin and retinas and brain cells makes for a more lasting memory!
    congratulations on your brand new blog BT. Can't wait to read more.

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  3. Many years ago, now, I recall floating around in Cathedral Pool in Wittenoom Gorge absolutely blissed out on peace and serenity when a car came to a screaming halt in the car park above, a guy jumped out with a video camera, panned the scene and then jumped back into the car and took off. I always thought there was a poem in that somewhere!

  4. Hey, finally found the link to your blog. Was just getting the 'profile ' page before. Nice pic.