A Beautiful July Moon

My camera is exhausted! I’ve been dragging it around like a baby with it’s pacifier.  Sunday morning was filled with the opportunity to shadow a seasoned photographer, taking photos of baptisms at each of our church services.  By the third service, I was on my own to photograph some priceless life events. 

Sunday afternoon and evening, I had the most beautiful honor of being a part of a photo team, photographing approximately 400+ baptisms! 

I’m still in a state of shock and adrenalin, as it was intense on many different levels. For one, as I go back through the photos, I’m finding emotions are still alive- hence tears of joy are still sneaking out and smearing my makeup.  

My point, aside from the monumental blessings I’ve witnessed, is I have a long way to go with learning photography. Practice is what I need and you are going to have to endure my “look at this shot!” posts until National Geographic hires me! Haha- I’m taking this to fantasy land, so I’ll stop the commentary and load up the moon shot taken this evening…

Have a blessed evening!



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  1. Amazing work, Congratulations! Keep it going. 🙂

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  2. tabitha59reachingout July 28, 2015 — 8:57 PM

    Your photo of the moon is incredible, Greta! What a great picture! It must have been very special to have watched all those baptisms too. I always cry when people get baptized. It’s a wonderful thing. 🙂

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    • Thank you ❤️Debbie❤️ and I’m still tearing because I got asked to take pictures of more baptisms at a service last night! I thought it would be adults, however, there were 2 little boys… It was BEAUTIFUL! Amazing! The bright glowing astonishment and amazement of God’s beauty is flooding through me and I still have a ton of pictures to review from Sunday. I guess a big box of tissues (and a sign on my forehead which reads, “I’m not sad! These are tears of JOY!”) are in store for this evening!

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      • tabitha59reachingout July 30, 2015 — 1:29 PM

        Oh, that’s wonderful, Greta. I’m so happy for you. May God continue to give you great joy in your work. 🙂


  3. Brooks & Greta Hartmann July 28, 2015 — 2:58 PM

    I meant to tell you this morning that I loved you post and photo, but not even half as much as I love you! !!!!!

    WITH ALL MY LOVE Your Beast 

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  4. Fantastic shot! Brings a sense of peace and calm. Makes me want to get away from the city lights and spend some time stargazing!

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    • Thank you! You should go stargaze soon! My husband set me free for some “alone” time from the kiddos yesterday and I drove up to the base of the mountain with my camera and hung out playing with different settings and taking some HORRiBlE pictures…lol but it was such a beautiful and peaceful time in the fresh air and the rain- not checking my phone or going online are breaking up kid fights, etc…


      • I can imagine! When I lived in PA, winter was my favorite time to look at the stars. I lived in the country and the winter air was always so crisp and clear. I would stand on the porch and take a moment for myself to just stare at the stars. I’ve been itching for a little bit of a road trip, so maybe it’s time to head somewhere away from the lights for a weekend!

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      • I think it is time! I thought of you and your description of the crisp air last night when my daughter and I stepped out for a walk and she kept saying how much she loved the way it smelled. (I read your response but hadn’t replied yet:) all I can say, is its probably a good thing we don’t know each other in person and live in the same town, because I have the same “itch” to take a road trip and I’d probably drive right up and say “let’s go!” Lol


  5. Psalms 148:3 Praise Him, sun and moon; Praise Him, all you stars of light!

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  6. That is the best shot I’ve ever seen of the moon. Fantastic!

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    • No way!!!! Anne!!! Thank you, very humbly, thank you! And as I was telling my husband: this was God’s picture because I have studied and I sit outside for hours with my camera on a tripod, doing everything I can to get a great shot- and then I shoot one with no planning, no tripod, just point up as we are walking and shoot! And then every day since, I keep reading verses about how we can do NOTHING without Him! Beautiful!


  7. Absolutely breath-taking!

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