Thursday, September 18, 2008

Sky Watch Friday!

lunacy

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The moon seemed a fitting subject this week for several reasons. There have been numerous bizarre phone conversations. I personally, have indulged in an inordinate amount of silliness. Even my camera got in the action with these two renderings of the exact same event. The difference was the push of one button. "Twilight" setting is used to preserve colors in moderate light. "Twilight Plus" is more of the same. The truth is that the sky looked a little like each photo. The moon is more accurate in the first shot, and the clouds are more accurate in the second.

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My tripod is broken, so I used it like a monopod. Otherwise, I would have experimented with a multiple exposure for a third photograph.

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44 comments:

Quiet Paths said...

La Luna was beautiful here too this week but I missed it - you captured the clouds and lighting wonderfully. I'm envious!

Picturing of Life said...

wow...cool shots

Please drop at my SWF post also: in HERE. Thanks

Pretty Life Online said...

Perfect catch for skywatch! Happy weekend! Mine's up too hope you can visit my corner too...

Stacy said...

The moon has been amazing the last couple of nights, but I don't have a camera that can capture it. My kids could not believe how bright it was outside. (In Taiwan, we lived in the city, so the bright lights drowned out any moonlight!) We are loving it, that's for sure!

Pernille's ting og tang said...

Wonderful shots! The first one is just... WOW!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Well, Craver, you don't seem any loonier than usual. (only kidding...sort of)

Happy Sky Watch!

NaNcY said...

very pretty

Anonymous said...

In my job, you come to loath skies like those. Full Moons always means crazy busy......
Shannon (mommanator's #2 daughter...the one with all her grandbabies)

Photo Cache said...

Fantastic captures.

MigsCFLer said...

The first pic is absolutely awesome. Thanks for sharing

Feel free to check out my blog as well

Cheers

http://reginainpictures.blogspot.com/

lorenzothellama said...

I think both photos are wonderful. Did you take those photos today or yesterday? The moon here is waning at the moment but your moon looks pretty big.

I have tried to answer you question on meditation on my post. Not very satisfactory, but I have tried!

Off to Turkey tomorrow for a fortnight's sailing.

See you in a couple of weeks.

Love Lorenzo. x

Craver Vii said...

Heh, heh. (blushing) Um... Folks, that "x" from LorenzoTheLlama was purely platonic and 'Renzo, as I call her, is a girl. Er, woman. Anyway, (clearing throat) here's the answer to the question about my photographs.

The two moon photos were taken nineteen seconds apart at 9:38 PM on Monday night, September 15, 2008. (Ain't digital photography great?!)

Louise said...

WOW! Love the moon shots, but to know that it's the same scene just different settings is amazing. Would have loved to see the combination. Don't you know how to do that now? (As if I know ANYTHING about photo-editing software!)

Anne-Berit said...

Wonderful shots!

babooshka said...

The moon is the weirdiest thing to photograph. It is a law unto itself. hese are wonderful interpretaions of the beast.

Klaus said...

Interesting! Moon and sky works well!
Cheers, Klaus

donsands said...

The Moon is an incredible thing. It's something the Father made for a very special purpose, it is a dead hunk of rock, but it shines so beautiful, doesn't it.
And the spiritual analogy is obvious.

thanks for sharing these Craver.
You truly entered....."The Twilight Zone"...

Rose said...

I like both! I tried some moon shots this past week also, but didn't get a single one that I wanted to share.

preacherman said...

I love this blog.
Yours is definately one of my favs.
Keep up the great work you do.
God bless you, your family and talent.

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

Both captures are interesting, Cravervii. It's amazing what cameras can capture; our own eyes might never see this effect, although it was there all the time.

Nice Sky Watch.

dot said...

Gorgeous shots, especially the first one! I forget to look out at night.

Halfmom, AKA, Susan said...

You are amazing - great comment on the llama's blog!

Laura ~Peach~ said...

i love moon pics mine NEVER turn out good though :( tear.

Dianne said...

Fabulous Lunacy!

Carletta said...

My hats off to you! I tried this the other night - I loved how the clouds seemed to be circling the moon - mine sticks - I like yours!
Lunacy - great title.

Jules~ said...

Wow that is great. Both shots are intruiging. Did you stand there for a while just drinking in the scene?

Mona said...

What exotic vision! I Love these pictures! it is such a wonder, how the water in the clouds reflect moonlight and creates a luminous halo in the sky. When I was a child, upon seeing such a sight, I used to think, that God has made an appearance upon the canvas of the sky and is watching us! :)

Martin Stickland said...

Hey smarty pants, your photos are becoming rather sooper in a dooper kind of way.

Love these moon shots.

How are things with you mate and yes I did just cut and paste one of your old comments for my bolg, I mean blog!

byeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

Gayle said...

Hey, I think that is my moon! :)

John said...

Both are wonderful shots!

Dewdrop said...

I had a corona this week too. Aren't they gorgeous?!

Denise said...

Wonderful moon shots. I haven't had any success taking ones of the moon :( One day hopefully. Yours are great.

mommanator said...

the moon has been spectacular this week in FLA. I even took a shot of it, but didnt come out as beautiful as it was!

Sparverius said...

Beautiful, beautiful shots of the moon in both images. Great captures!

Old Wom Tigley said...

Moon-madness.... you are the master of madness with your wicked sense of humour... it is always a pleasure t call by here or to see your name in the comments..
Great moon captures

Luiz Santilli Jr said...

Olá Craver VII, my friend!

Your sky is always marvelous!
Great captures and nice colors!

Hope you have a nice weekend, and send a beautiful flower for TODAY'S FLOWERS!!!

Luiz

Daryl said...

I just knew from the weird vibes that it was a full moon this week


:-Daryl

fishing guy said...

Craver: Really cool shots of the moon, maybe I should try a tripod to get that clear shot.

Reluctantfarmchik said...

Oh, silly you. Your shots are stunning. I wish my silliness rendered something this positive! Very nicely captured.

Roses and Lilacs said...

The phrase 'ghostly moon' comes to mind. Very eerie.
Marnie

Jules said...

Full moon over PNG this week too and here in rabaul we watch it rise over the ocean which is just wonderful!! Nothing like ol man moon is there???

Jeanne said...

Both very eyecatching shots.

lime said...

oh that first shot is just gorgeous. i have wanted to capture a picture like that for a long time but it's a bit beyond my little point and shoot.

Angie said...

Excellent shots.