Super Blue Blood Moon Eclipse

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The first shot of the Super Blue Blood Moon, taken at 5am this morning, standing at the Sundial Bridge, Redding (CA.)

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At 6am the first signs of the eclipse was visible to the eye.

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Just before 7am, a little higher up, at The Bluffs, Redding (CA.)

Do you know why this beautiful moon is called a blue moon? I didn’t know, so I had to read about it. It’s because it’s the second full moon in the same month (January.) It’s more logical to understand why it’s called a blood moon, it was really red this morning. Even more than my photos shows. Night photography have never been my strength, I haven’t done much of it, but this was a special occasion. The experience made it worth getting out early. What did the Super Blue Blood Moon Eclipse look like where you live? Did you get to see it?

I hope you enjoyed the view from up here in northern California ❤ May the rest of your day be as beautiful as this morning.

 

Love,

Ms Zen

 

Part of the weekly photo challenge; Variations on a theme.

Sunrise At Sundial Bridge

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Watching the sunrise is one of my greatest pleasures. It’s my favorite time of the day. This is my morning experience last Sunday, at Sundial Bridge, Redding (CA.) The Sundial Bridge at Turtle Bay is the worlds largest working sundial. The bridge runs across the Sacramento River. The mountain in the background is Mount Shasta.

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I love the cold mornings this time of the year.

Nothing burns like the cold. –  George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

 

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The Sundial Bridge is designed by my favorite architect Santiago Calatrava. The bridge itself is spectacular, and amazing to experience in person. It’s a glass decked, cable-stayed cantilever suspension bridge, reaching 217 feet into the sky.

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I am always searching for more light and space. –  Santiago Calatrava

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The bridge was actually closed to pedestrians last Sunday morning, when I took these photos, due to ice on the glass floor of the bridge. When my friend and I entered the park, where the bridge is located, we met a kind police officer that took one look at my camera, smiled and said; be careful if you’re planning to cross the bridge, it’s very slippery. We crossed the bridge holding hands, taking baby steps. It was definitely worth it! It was an incredible sunrise. One of the best I ever experienced.

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I have tried to get close to the frontier between architecture and sculpture and to understand architecture as an art. –  Santiago Calatrava

This was the first time I experienced the bridge without lots of people around. The Sundial Bridge of Turtle Bay is a popular meeting place for both locals, and tourists alike. It’s a warm and inviting place.

If you’re interested in prints of these photos, feel free to visit my new gallery. Have an amazing day, and a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday with your love ones ❤

Love,

Ms Zen

 

Weekly Photo Challenge: Transformation

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