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Our family spent the week out at Lake Powell boating among other fun water activites. The skies were bland for sunrise and sunset, but the moonrise did not disappoint. I was limited by environmental obstacles that forced me to place the moon SMACK dab in the center of the frame. A compositional faux pas, but I did the best with what I had. I was really hoping for some of the majestic Powell mountains, but I didn't have the angle for that.

I had an epiphany while waiting for the moon to rise. All of my calculations indicated a moonrise precisely at 7:58 pm. I waited until 8:03 and the moon was still no where to be seen. I began doubting myself- maybe I had read the charts wrong. So I began packing my camera gear up figuring I was an hour off, and I didnt want to wait around that long.

As I turned my back to the scene the moon ascended from the horizon. Turning around to walk away I was surprised at how fast and sudden the moon appeared over the horizon. I was able to set up and snap a few shots, but I learned a lesson from this experience.

Too many times in life I am impatient for how I expect things should turn out. Everyday I pray for answers to important questions I have, but I am too impatient to wait for an answer. The answers I seek in life may come sudden and unexpected, and I must be ever vigilant and patient to recieve them. But as sure as the moon will rise, so too will I find the answers I seek if I don't turn my back!

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