This is a photo taken at the Zeniarai Benzaiten shrine in Kamakura, during a very inspiring photography trip with the Tokyo Digital Artists Group. This small Shinto shrine is very popular, despite its small size, because the waters of a spring in its cave are said to be able to multiply the money washed in it – so, locals and tourists alike come here to wash 1000-yen bills but also, occasionally, wallets and credit cards.
This is the second in a row of four consecutive total lunar eclipses in 2014 and 2015, photographed on October 8th from our garden in Menlo Park, CA. If you’ve missed it, here’s our photo of the first total lunar eclipse in this series of four taken in April from much the same location. This time around, we kept true to the name of our blog and added a little pink flavour to the composition:
And here is a more conventional photo. You can see the stars come out as the Moon is dimmed – and not only the stars! The bright point to the left of the Moon, about a lunar diameter away from its limb, is the planet Uranus.