There was a lunar eclipse yesterday, clearly visible in Sydney. By all accounts, it was going to be fairly spectacular. I collaborated with the always amusing Deborah to hatch an stunt to mark the occasion.
We were going to combine the ancient art of phooning with the lunar eclipse. A moonphoon!. The plan was simple, but of an epic scale:
Deborah is pro phooner, so finding a willing subject for the photo was going to be trivial. The idea was to pose a phooned silhouette in front of the blood-red moon, perhaps throwing in an ET-style bicycle for good measure.
We took the photo in Pyrmont, Dad came along to snap some pics too. Anyway, this is how it turned out:
On reflection, the planning stage was probably a bit too optimistic. I simply didn't have the zoom or the angles to pull off the epic phoon we were aiming for. Nevermind.
Phooning aside, the moon did, however, put on a bit of a show. Again, click for bigger versions:
Here's the one I like best:
The whole experience has taught me that I am but a phooning padawan, and have a long way to go before I am truly a Jedi phooner.