Thursday, November 7, 2013

Moon Set / Moon Rise

My ability to find time for photography has been greatly diminished. That's OK, other priorities in my life right now. Since I don't have much time for photography, posts may be a little sporadic for a while. Anyway, we were out in the desert a couple weeks ago during the big full moon. I happened to step out of the house around 7 AM and noticed a huge moon slowly dropping to the horizon.
10/19/13 @ 7:25 AM. Taken in 29 Palms to the northwest.  F11, 1/200 sec, ISO 125, 400mm focal length.
The moon was scheduled to rise about 12 hours later, so we drove out to Wonder Valley to find a secluded area for a moon shot. We found this old outhouse, lit it up with the car headlights, and waited for the moon to rise!
10/19/13 @ 7:10 PM.  F11, 4 sec exposure, ISO 400.
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34 comments:

  1. Beautiful moonshots! :) The last one with the outhouse is truly amazing!

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  2. Beautiful is your photos.
    Greetings, RW & SK

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  3. Fantastic!
    Have a wonderful week-end!
    Lea

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  4. What a pity the outhouse shot came a little late for Halloween. It would have been just perfect. Great shots both.
    Amazing the way life has a habit of muscling in on our Photography/blogging time.

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  5. A gorgeous full moon! Love the last shot, well done! Have a happy weekend!

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  6. Stunning time well worth spent there watching the Moon rise.

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  7. Wonderful shots again. What a splendid nature do you have there.

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  8. I have to ttell you that these might be the two best moon shots I've seen in a while.

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  9. Wow - gorgeous and amazing shots.

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  10. Man, do you ever know how to set a mood! Especially for an October full moon!! That second shot especially is just perfect!

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  11. Holy moonballs! These are amazing. I've tried to shoot the moon at 400mm and did not get results like this. Not even close. Thanks for sharing all the settings. Have a great weekend!

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  12. That first shot is over the top. If I didn't know better I would scream "Photoshop" but know you would confess to it if you did. As for the outhouse, I've never seen one constructed like that. I need to get down to the desert!

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  13. Impressed that you knew where this building was, pictured the moon in your mind's eye above it later that day and went for it. Excellent job!
    JM Illinois

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  14. Glorious shots!! They belong on a calendar!

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  15. These are great moon photos. And I love your desert cabin in the previous post!

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  16. Oh my, just stunning these two shots.

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  17. Great photos! I especially like the second one with the old outhouse and the rising moon!
    Thanks for visiting me and your nice comment.

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  18. What a amazing photos. Full of colors. The second one is a little bit mysterious with light and the full moon. Like it very much.
    Greetings from Finland

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  19. Both incredible shots! Well seen and beautifully captured! Bravo!

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  20. Brilliant! Sometimes it pays to plan a picture like that!

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  21. Both images are gorgeous, but I think I prefer the morning shot, with the colours in the sky!!!

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  22. I love that area too and drive out often. Your moon images are stunning. I always wanted to schedule a shoot like that. Good for you making it happen. I am going to follow...

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  23. Well planned and well executed! Excellent results!

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  24. That last shot is great - have an idea and carry it out!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  25. Wow, fantastic images!
    Love how you used the headlights. ;-)

    I was once on the Navajo campgrounds, on a full moon light. I looked out the window at 2 AM, and it was the most wondrous scene. I did not dare to take a picture, not wanting to wake the little ones. Today I'd do just that. Ones lives and learns. ;-)

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  26. Your posts may be rare, but they are perfect.

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