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Lunar Eclipse

Tonight I decided to brave the cold temperatures (8°F with an ungodly windchill) and take some pictures of the lunar eclipse.  I’ve always been a bit of a moon freak when it comes to shooting (especially on vacation when there is any sort of body of water nearby).  I’ve yet to capture a lunar eclipse though so I wanted to give it a whirl.  It’s the eve of my birthday and I don’t think I’ll ever have a lunar eclipse close out a year of my life again so it also has a neat meaning to me as well!  Enjoy!

Beginning of the lunar eclipse.

Total Eclipse (of the heart… sorry can’t help it!).

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Ana - OMG I love you pictures, I tried to catch a picture out here in california, and wouldnt you believe it was raining and cloudy that night. Yuk! at least I saw a pictures. Thanks

Lisa Stein - Awsome, thought of it, so glad you went out and got it!

emily - love the moon pics… fantastic pics!

Jaci Clark - WOW! Those pictures are awesome! Great capture! And happy belated birthday 🙂


Christine Gacharna - WOW, that is such a great image!

Kay Beaton - WOW! Wonderful photo of the eclipse….great photography!

brooke - wow!! way too cloudy here, and it was after the vagina monologues, even if i had seen it they might not be in focus. 😉


I just ordered something that I’ve been coveting for a long time, a Shootsac!  I know that there are the photogs that turn their nose at it because it’s kind of like the Coach or LV bag in the camera world but it is exactly the kind of thing I’ve been looking for to complement my lovely backpack at shoots.  I discovered in my last travel excursion that the backpack is fantastic for flying and getting places but I really needed something functional to replace my well used and loved Canon back from my film SLR days.  Yes, I am/was a Nikon shooter with all her gear in a Canon bag!  *gasp*  I also ordered a really cute cover with it that I’m hoping will be half as fantastic in real life as it is on screen.  Happy Valentine’s Day to me – and to all of you!  I hope that you are all spoiled rotten by those you love. 

I have to add that my husband was quite fabulous to me this year, I got gorgeous pink roses and a pink Blackberry Pearl for our first Valentine’s Day as man and wife.  My friends and I also do a secret cupid exchange so those that don’t have a significant other aren’t left out (and those that don’t have a SO that REMEMBERS vday!) and she loaded me up with some lovely bath bombs from Lush.  I have to say, I did pretty darn well this year!  It’s almost like Christmas part duex (or an early birthday). 

Have a WONDERFUL day!!

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laura kay photography - you will be so happy with your shoot sac!!!! i love mine! i really love your blog btw! awesome pictures!


The Gulf Coast

Skybus is my new favorite airline!  At the beginning of January, they had a sale on flights for $20.08 each way.  I booked a trip for a couple weeks later to go down and visit some friends of mine that live in Louisiana.  I had a great time and saw a lot.  I’ve visited there quite a lot but I always manage to find something new to see and do.  This year I stayed at the Myrtles Plantation in St. Francisville.  It is quoted to be the most haunted house in America.  I stayed by myself (the hubby couldn’t make the trip) and I have to say I had a blast.  I didn’t see any ghosts per se but I did see some strange happenings!  I love plantations and I was mostly excited about just staying in one – the ghosts were just extra excitement!  Below are some shots from my trip!

Le Beau Plantation in Arabi, LA facing the Mississippi River.

Le Beau Plantation facing the street.  This plantation was slated for restoration prior to Hurricane Katrina, I’m unsure of her destiny now.

The Myrtles Plantation in St. Francisville, LA.

Rocking chairs on the back veranda at the Myrtles.

Nottoway Plantation in White Castle, LA on River Road.  The largest plantation left in the South at 53,000 square feet!  Hopefully they had maids 😉

Bon Sejour aka Oak Alley Plantation in Vacherie, LA on River Road.  Most will recognize this from Interview With the Vampire.  The Live Oaks here are over two centuries old!

Evergreen Plantation in Edgard, LA on River Road.  One of the most complete plantation complexes left in the South.

Slave Cabin row at Evergreen Plantation.  Very few cabins remain and those that do are rarely in their original location.  I believe this may be the only row still surviving in the South.

Individual cabin in the row – hard to believe these were still lived in in the 1950’s isn’t it?

Miss Petra P did not enjoy having Ohio weather invade Louisiana!

Petra gives her friend Sydney a hug.  Toddlers can so quickly steal your heart can’t they?

Biloxi Lighthouse.  It was damaged in Hurricane Katrina and was just recently restored.  I want to say this is the only lighthouse in Mississippi that survived.

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Lisa Stein - Beautiful shots. Heard of that skybus, have to check it out and give it a try. Nice to see a little photo adventure!

Christine Gacharna - I’m so excited to have stumbled over your blog this morning! Your photos are interesting, fresh and different. I love this series on Louisiana and Biloxi. Very fun, your blog is.

Krista Guenin Photography - Wow! Those photos are beautiful!

- Corey Ann Photography - […] revisited Nottoway Plantation which I last saw in January of 2008 and since then it has had a multi million dollar renovation.  While it still looks the same the […]

James Griffin - Nice pictures of LeBeau house. 🙂