The full moon on December 31st, 2009 was the 2nd full moon in December, making it a BLUE MOON. It was FREEZING cold outside but I braved it anyway (for a few minutes!) to take my new camera and tripod outside to try to capture the special blue moon.
Have you ever tried to shoot the moon??!! It is hard! Every time I try (here is another good pic of the moon I took with the Canon G10 back in September) it takes a lot of playing around with the settings before I get it right (otherwise it looks like a blurry white orb). This was taken with my 55-200mm Lens at f/5.6 1/320
New Years Eve was pretty laid back again this year. We had a very nice (but early!) steak dinner at the Lakeside Club, which has become a New Year's Eve tradition over the past five years. We had planned to go to a party later at our friends Miles & Becky's pace but opted not to drive all the way to NE Mpls. Too many cops and drunk drivers on the road made me feel safer at home!! I hung out with my neighbors for awhile and played a few games of darts
Noemy also stopped over for a little bit and since we were both wearing hats, I made her pose for a pic with me :) Now honest truth.....do I look like Elmer Fudd in that Hat??!! I thought I saw a wabbit!
Whether you went out or stayed home, I hope everyone else had a nice New Year's Eve too!