Long lost passions

posted by mark
Oct 19

Throughout my life I have always wanted to do things, different things, follow new passions.  There was a time when I wanted to be a pilot, a photographer, a carpenter, a computer geek, an astronomer, and… well, you get the idea.  I have wanted to do and learn a lot of different things in my life.  For that matter, I have done many of those things, but there was is always something new calling me to learn or do something else.  I learn what I need to to accomplish whatever I needed to or to satisfy my curiosity, sometimes I continue learning about whatever it is beyond that, but I always move onto the next thing that calls to me.

I have been called a Renaissance Man, a polymath.  I don’t like labels, but I sometimes take pride in that one.  The joke has always been I would be voted most likely to survive the apocalypse.  The problem with that is that in order to fulfill that destiny, it requires there be an apocalypse, not something I wish for since I like my creature comforts also.

Mama Bear is a photographer.  A real life professional, good at her craft artist.  Sometimes she doubts herself, but I never do, it is her passion.

Recently a couple of my past passions came together.  The supermoon lunar eclipse and photography.  Mama Bear and I spent a couple of hours photographing the eclipse that night.  It was amazing, we had clouds and overcast for the two days before and it was supposed to be mostly cloudy that night, but as the eclipse began the clouds almost magically disappeared, and returned only after the height of the eclipse was over.

Admittedly Mama Bear’s camera is much better than the one I was using,
but I had fun and I think I had a few good shots…

The night of the eclipse

The night of the eclipse

 

The start of the eclipse

The start of the eclipse

 

Into the dark

Into the dark

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