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Friday, April 06, 2012

Photography Fridays ~ blessed moon

We had a stunning view of the moon from upstairs in our house last night. What a spectacular Holy Thursday way to start the Easter weekend. Yes, these are the same photos you may have seen on my Facebook yesterday; I just couldn't keep them under wraps, I had to share!

Please ignore my dirty window - this one is center and too high, I can't get to it!
Camera:Nikon D5000
Lens:AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G
Shot at 20 mm
Exposure:Auto exposure, Not Defined, 2.5 sec, f/3.8, ISO 800
Flash:Auto, Did not fire
Focus:AF-A, at 1.4m, with a depth of field of about 80cm, (from about 29cm before the focus point to about 51cm after)
AF Area Mode: Auto-area
Date:April 5, 2012   8:18:05PM

This one was taken with a broken and very cranky 200. =(
Camera:Nikon D5000
Lens:AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor 55-200mm f/4-5.6G IF-ED
Shot at 200 mm
Exposure:Auto exposure, Not Defined, 1/10 sec, f/5.6, ISO 800
Flash:Auto, Did not fire
Focus:AF-A, at 18m, with a depth of field of about 1.8m, (from about 83cm before the focus point to about 92cm after)
AF Area Mode: Auto-area
Date:April 5, 2012   8:30:05PM

I never knew Easter and the moon were related.

Here's the true story:

Mark 9:30-32

30  They went on from there and passed through Galilee. And he did not want anyone to know, 31 for he was teaching his disciples, saying to them, “The Son of Man is going to be delivered into the hands of men, and they will kill him. And when he is killed, after three days he will rise.” 32  But they did not understand the saying, and were afraid to ask him.

Mark 15:33-47
The Death of Jesus

33 And when the sixth hour had come, there was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour. 34 And at the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, “Eloi, Eloi, lema sabachthani?” which means, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” 35 And some of the bystanders hearing it said, “Behold, he is calling Elijah.” 36 And someone ran and filled a sponge with sour wine, put it on a reed and gave it to him to drink, saying, “Wait, let us see whether Elijah will come to take him down.” 37 And Jesus uttered a loud cry and breathed his last. 38 And the curtain of the temple was torn in two, from top to bottom. 39  And when the centurion, who stood facing him, saw that in this way he breathed his last, he said,“Truly this man was the Son of God!”
40 There were also women looking on from a distance, among whom were Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James the younger and of Joses, and Salome. 41 When he was in Galilee, they followed him and ministered to him, and there were also many other women who came up with him to Jerusalem.

Jesus Is Buried

42  And when evening had come, since it was the day of Preparation, that is, the day before the Sabbath, 43 Joseph of Arimathea, a respected member of the council, who was also himself looking for the kingdom of God, took courage and went to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus. 44 Pilate was surprised to hear that he should have already died. And summoning the centurion, he asked him whether he was already dead. 45 And when he learned from the centurion that he was dead, he granted the corpse to Joseph. 46 And Joseph bought a linen shroud, and taking him down, wrapped him in the linen shroud and laid him in a tomb that had been cut out of the rock. And he rolled a stone against the entrance of the tomb. 47  Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of Joses saw where he was laid.

Please, please come back Sunday for the awesome, true ending to this story. Have a wonderful, reflective Easter weekend. Sunday is a party!

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