Most people who know me well, know that I am a person who is captivated by God’s creation in this world we inhabit.  I believe that this world we live in, is nothing short of miraculous.  I am definitely the type of person that stops to admire all what God has created for us to enjoy.  And I love to photograph it so that I can show everyone one my heart sees.

When I heard that we were going to have a total lunar eclipse on January 21, 2019 that would be visible in just about anywhere with clear skies in the USA…and that the first full moon of 2019 would be a “supermoon”, I could not resist to grab my Canon and brave the frigid temperatures and get some photographs of this very rare event.  I am so glad I did!

The event was nothing short of amazing, and completely intoxicating.

As I watched the earth’s shadow begin to touch the moon’s outer limb, and then ultimately cast a semi-circle like shadow across the lower half of the moon, a part of me wanted to just start taking a ton of photos.  But another part of me just wanted to take it all in.  When the eclipse covered the moon in it’s entirety, and the moon turned blood-red, I cannot even adequately describe the feelings.

I remembered feeling that this great big  lump in my throat, and also a sense of how so very small we are in this world.  On this little speck in this great big universe, are all of our challenges and deadlines, all of our problems, all of the things which seem so very big to us.  I felt a keen awareness of God’s love, and how He holds all the things in this universe together in such perfect order, yet still loves with an indescribable love.

I am so grateful to have been given this awe-inspiring phenomenon in the sky that night.  Not only did it create a wonderful photo opportunity, but it also was refreshing in how renewed I felt.

2 replies
  1. Deena Rojas
    Deena Rojas says:

    Absolutely Beautiful. If there were only more of those that appreciated the wonders of life. Keep encouraging and passing on through your images!

    • John Dukes
      John Dukes says:

      Thank you so much for your words, Deena. This world we live in is completely breathtaking to me. I love to show what my heart sees through my photography. Thanks so much for your feedback!


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