Posts tagged “moon

Moon Halo on Christmas Eve

Half Moon in a Clear Blue Sky

The Goblin is Hungry for Moon Pie

Bulls-Eye in the Night Sky

Ring Around the Moon

Smoky Mountain Moonrise

Moon Descending Over the Bay

06-22-2013 Supermoon

Moon in the Moss

I’ve been working virtually nonstop on assignments for clients for the last few weeks and haven’t done much shooting just for myself. I stopped the other night on the way home from a location shoot and took a few minutes to just chill out and take a few snapshots of the full moon rising into a hazy night sky.

Winter Moon

I never pass up an opportunity to photograph the moon when it has a ring around it. I saw this ring last night so I grabbed a camera and strolled out into the neighborhood to find a good vantage point to shoot it. I don’t know why, but ever since I was a child I was fascinated with the phenomenon of lunar halos and now I’m happy that I have the means to capture their special beauty and share.

Holiday Halo

As you can see from my recent postings I’ve been turning my camera to the night skies a lot recently. Christmas Eve was no exception, I came home from visiting with family and as I walked across my front yard I looked up and saw this wonderful halo around the moon. I have a portfolio of moon halo images that I’ve made over the years and this is another nice one for me to add to my collection.

Misty Moonrise

Moon and Venus

I was making a print of this image for someone and realized that even though I posted it here on my photo journal once before that was at least 8 years ago. I figured since I had the file in front of me I would go ahead and rerun it because by now it will be new to most people who look at my journal these days.

Tampa Bay Moonrise #2

This is one of the last photos of the evening when the moon had risen above the bridge and was illuminating the bay with a beautiful warm glow.

Tampa Bay Moonrise #1

Friday, on the night of the full moon, the skies turned perfectly clear and cloud-free and I knew there would be no problem seeing the moon rise up beneath the Sunshine Skyway Bridge. It was quite a beautiful sight when it made its appearance. This is the first shot I took that evening. Tomorrow I will post one of the later shots taken as the moon loomed over the bridge in the clear night sky. Click on the pic to see a larger size.

Moony Blues

I was out on a long hike and night descended while I was still some distance from camp. I came upon this scene without a tripod but thankfully the high ISO capability in my primary camera allowed me to get the shot without the need for stabilization.

Lunar Halo

I always seem to have good luck with respect to photographing moon rings when I spend time in the wilderness. This one was visible in varying intensities for about 2 hours one evening. I trekked about in the dark woods with a tripod during that time looking for different perspectives while listening to the owls and coyotes around me.

December Evening

On Monday afternoon I was out on a ranch photographing an equestrian event. I shot this as I was bumping along across the fields in the back of a pickup truck after the event had ended. It wasn’t really this dark when I shot it but I deliberately underexposed the scene to bring out the colors and the detail in the sky. I also needed the high shutter speed that created the underexposure to counteract the bumpy ride.