Thursday, June 16, 2011

Moonstruck


Last night,  I was all ready to retire for the night and then I remembered the full moon.

Jet lagged and detoxing from all that port wine in Portugal, I was determined to get out there and practice my night shots.

This was the best I could get.  And that was after losing 10 minutes of finding a place in the front yard to set up my tripod, dodge all the tree branches and try to determine which settings to use.

Although there are so many things wrong with these photos, I still like them.

Did you happen to get a glimpse of it last night? 

It was remarkably beautiful!







14 comments:

S. Etole said...

It bathed the yard in so much light I noticed a little neighboring kitty peering in through the window of my bedroom door.

Your photos carry its mystery well ...

Jillsy Girl said...

Unfortunately, in my neck of the woods, we had horrible storms all night. These are wonderful...so mystical! I'm pretty much clueless when it comes to night photography and I have to spend way too much time playing around with settings, which in the dark can be extremely frustrating!! ;-)

Jill said...

These pictures are hauntingly beautiful! I'm your newest follower.

Judy said...

I'm with Jill, these are hauntingly beautiful! Wow!!!!!

texwisgirl said...

i saw it this morning. she was still absolutely beautiful - brightly picking up the rays of the sun trying to push her out of the horizon.

Snappy Di said...

Oooh, great photos to use for a Halloween header on your blog! Love these.

Di

Daryl said...

I am telling myself if I had not fallen asleep and had gone up to the roof to try for a shot or three I am convinced the sky would have been overcast, cloudy .. no moon to be seen .. and I am sticking to that excuse .. your shots came out great .. I can see the moon and its lovely ..

Gail Dixon said...

I missed it! Love, love the last shot--that gray cloud stretching across the middle looks like a veil. Wonderful!

These Nine Acres said...

Welcome home! I did see it but was too exhausted to head out. And besides, it was covered in clouds ;) I like the images...pretty!

Gods Little People said...

Your images are really cool! Believe it or not, I did the exact same thing. The moon looked amazing from our little Greek island and a completely clear sky - it looked very red. Only thing is I couldn't find my tripod (and with the need for zoom they were all too shaky without). And of course, by the time I found my tripod it had gotten overcast (bummer). But I got a nice image of the overcast sky with the moon in the background.

lisa said...

I don't see one thing "wrong" with these photographs Reena.
As a matter of fact, I think they are truly beautiful!
Wonderful shots!

Tricia said...

Looks like spooky Halloween shots! heheheee
Night before last we had a red moon, (from the movie Practical Magic) Blood on the moon... trouble not far away! Love that movie! =)

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Great shots!!! I was all ready to take pictures of it, but the clouds rolled in--Maybe tonight but I doubt it since we've had clouds all day.

Glad you're home safely, and I hope you're getting your rest!

Barbara said...

I grabbed some the other night, but alas, they're still in my camera!