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Shooting the Moon.

William Booth said, “There are men so incorrigibly lazy that no inducement that you can offer will tempt them to work; so eaten up by vice that virtue is abhorrent to them, and so inveterately dishonest that theft is to them a master passion. When a human being has reached that stage, there is only one course that can be rationally pursued. Sorrowfully, but remorselessly, it must be recognized that he has become lunatic, morally demented, incapable of self-government, and that upon him, therefore, must be passed the sentence of permanent seclusion from a world in which he is not fit to be at large.”

How could this happen ? What vile media could create such a being ? What films did they see to become so twisted ?  So Moonstruck that their features no longer seem human ?

It’s not “Slumdog Millionaire” or anything to do with Will Smith. It’s not the latest release from Holly or Bolly wood. It’s been around from time immemorial, and for the last few nights it’s been the most watched late night show around the world.

I am referring to the Moon. Yep, good old Luna. She’s been at the brightest and fullest that you’re likely to see this year, over the last couple nights.

Amazed by the brilliance, I tried to capture it on my camera and realized sadly that there are times when Creativity and Desire are not enough. There are times when you really do need bigger and better equipment.

I use a little no-name point- and-shoot type digital camera and I’m totally happy with the results that come, my way, most of the time. If I can’t take a perfect photo quickly then I can usually fix it up using Photoshop and get adequate results. When it comes to shooting the moon however I am left feeling like a Midget in a Porn movie, a Eunuch in a harem, A Square Peg trying to fit in a Round hole, totally inadequate and unable to capture all that beauty.

You see ” Shooting the Moon”, even in a game of “Hearts”, is a difficult task, it’s really not for amateurs. Photographically speaking, for best results it requires a zoom lens of at least 300mm and a tripod.

Here’s a site which explains how you can go about it.

http://www.cameraporn.net/2007/08/28/shooting-the-moon-how-i-shot-the-lunar-eclipse-and-tips-for-better-moon-photography/

Judging from this Amazing photo he knows what he’s talking about.

Shooting the Moon.

Shooting the Moon.

The Beauty and Power of the Moon is undeniable, it controls the tides of the ocean and more mundane things too. For instance I’ve found that I tend to get migraine headaches around the time of a full moon. Some  Astrologers say it controls the human emotions and others argue that murder rates rise and fall according to the Waning and Waxing of the Moon. “There is a tide in the affairs of Men”.

Such beliefs and observations make it easier to understand stories in various cultures of Werewolves.  The Werewolf is a vicious killer but only during the time of the full moon, when he acts like a Lunatic. Luna-tic. Follower of the Moon. Drunk on Moonshine. Seems we’ve come full circle, that’s what Moons are all about. Full Circle.

Ezra Pound once said “I guess the definition of a lunatic is a man surrounded by them”. That’s the real problem, we’re all affected by the Moon but only very few are aware of it. The Moon itself is warping our perceptions of it’s effects. We end up surrounded by Lunatics not realizing it’s what makes us tick too.Luna-tic. It’s all about the Moon. That pretty lady shining bright , Luna. The White Lady.The Drug. Cocaine Ball in the Skies.

Maybe I’m just here talking Jabberwocky again but maybe,just maybe, if you got more aware of your Bio-Rhythms and the Energies Above you’d find yourself becoming Popular like a “Teen Wolf”.

Teen Wolf

Teen Wolf

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January 14, 2009 Posted by | Lateral Thinking, Moon, Photography, Psychology | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment