Mother Moon

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Welcome to my new blog! This is my very first post and I am very excited to start this new journey with all of you. My goal is to share my photos with you and learn from your feedback. I am also open to any questions you may have, so never hesitate to ask if you see anything interesting or have any doubts!

I guess I should start by introducing myself. My name is Edgar Cervantes, hence the “EC” part of this site’s title. It’s a play on words with my initials and the fact that they sound like the word “easy” when pronounced. Memento is latin for “memories”.

I am currently a writer for Phandroid.com, GTVSource.com and Chromespot.com. As you may be able to pick up from those site names, I am a huge nerd. I spend 40 hours (most times more) a week working very hard to bring you all your tech news, reviews, tutorials and other content.

I love my job and can’t see myself stepping away from it in a long time. In fact, it is my job that got me interested in Photography. After writing for about a year, producing better photos for my articles became momentous. I didn’t want to just cover events or do reviews with silly photos, so I decided to buy a DSLR and produce quality images for my content.

Boy, was it harder than I thought! Photography has its ins and outs… and many of them! It was a headache to get everything down, but that frustration turned into passion soon afterwards. I have been learning and practicing ever since. I am always looking for tips opinions! Reach out if you see any flaws or have any suggestions. Likewise, you can always reach out to me if you have any doubts or questions about my work.

With that, I leave you with one of the photos I identify with the most – “Mother Moon”. I have used it substantially (even in this site’s header, as you can see). Though I can find some flaws in it, I can’t stop myself from loving it.

It was taken during January of 2013. It was like a ritual; I kept waiting for the right moment. The satellite kept uncovering itself by the day, and I wanted to capture the moment just before it becomes a full moon. It would show the curvature and represent a moment before completion.

To me, getting close to a goal (in this case the goal would be a full moon) is much more exciting than crossing the finish line. Because you can see the end of a journey, yet look back and contemplate upon your journey. Crossing the finish line is a celebration, and shortly after it’s time to rest. In a way, the moon does the same. It slowly covers itself after a full moon, only to start rising again later. At the end, you are happy for the run, not for the race.

I have thought about improving the photo. A faster shutter speed would help clear out the little blur you can see when you expand the image. I would also like to zoom closer (I took this at 300 mm.), so I might wait until I can get a greater zoom lens.

Even if I know I can take a better one, the bond with this one is too strong by now. The improvement would have to be significant, so I will be sticking with it for a while!

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