Biggest Moon or Magic Moon?

The news media told us the moon would be bigger tonight than it has been since 1948! (November 14, 2016) Well, it was definitely a full moon, and big, and bright! But since not close to our horizon when I tried to photograph, it did not seem that huge to me. But for the “magic” see my second image where it appears that I photographed the moon and the earth together! I’m assuming that is a reflection of the moon somehow in my camera, but interesting!  🙂

Shooting directly at the moon & cropping for this position.
Pointing camera away from moon I get the earth too? Magic? Reflection?
And you can even see a star in the distance. I don’t know how I did it!
Cool! Bazaar! Weird! Fun!

Here’s a better full moon shot I made in Nashville a few years ago.

And a shot of a quarter moon sitting on Lower Broadway in Nashville

I Chose No Party for New Year’s Eve

It is New Year’s Eve and I had some party opportunities, someone just called with another invitation and I can hear the partying going on all over town, but I’m just not in the mood and will try to go to sleep soon with ear plugs. Costa Rica loves its parties! Any excuse will work! HAPPY NEW YEAR!

And now we welcome the new year. Full of things that have never been.

Rainer Maria Rilke