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Moonrise morning…

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A pleasant surprise greeted me this morning at daybreak, as I walked out to pickup the morning papers and scrape the dusting of frost off the car…. this is why I keep a loaded camera ready! Moments later, this lovely moonrise was a ghost. Hope you enjoy…

The Supermoon consolation prize…

There were quite a lot of shots flying around photo sites this last week after the famed Supermoon made its appearance, and I’ll admit I would have been right there, too, if a fair amount of cloud cover in my area hadn’t knocked my opportunity out of the running. Oh well. The day after, however, I was up around 5:15 when I looked out and saw this striking image. The moon was simply glowing in the dark sky, which only had whispers of morning light beginning in eke in. Now, not having seen the actual Supermoon, I cannot say how much bigger it would have appeared to the naked eye, but to me, this was simply stunning. So I moved quickly, set up the tripod and gave it my best shot. Taking a high contrast shot like this is tricky, so I ended up bracketing and merging exposures after the fact, because I wanted to capture the halo and a bit of the sky and trees without blowing all the highlights out of the moon. Sometime I hope to perfect this technique, but for now, it’s a fairly good representation of the way my eyes saw it that morning. I have a few other shots I am working on from a few minutes later, as the sky turned blue, then purple, then pink… so those might appear in subsequent posts. I’ll just leave you with this one, for now. Hope you enjoy…

Morning moon…

 

I knew the minute I looked up in the sky yesterday morning, at about 6:15 a.m., that this shot was begging for a post. Sometimes images just speak to you. Yes, the moon’s been shot countless times, and yes, to some, this may appear quite ordinary. But the vision of the beautiful moon in the early morning, with the delicate rays of the sun just brushing across its surface, was a poetic moment, so I acted swiftly, set up the tripod, and tripped the shutter. It was the light that drew me, and the peaceful way it reflected off the moon’s surface, hanging softly in the quiet, hazy blue blanket of the morning, that urged me to yet again, shoot the moon. Hope you enjoy…