Thursday, October 20, 2016

Hunter Moon

Before I share my moon shots from earlier in the week, it occurs to me I have some unfinished business from a couple of posts ago. I asked you "what looks weird" in the photo (below)? Correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't think anyone got the answer (or you chose to ignore the question!).
The correct answer (besides making me look way too skinny) is that my shadow is leaning into the sun! I took two photos while standing out on the highway, one into the sun and one in the opposite direction (with my long, skinny shadow). I liked them both so combined them into this composite image.

On to the Hunter Moon. First impressions were that I wouldn't be able to get any moon shots because of the thick cloud cover. But later in the evening, I noticed the moon was just visible behind the clouds.

It would disappear, only to reappear a few minutes later. The clouds were moving quickly.







Added some color saturation to this shot.
It's been a while since I've taken moon shots, so I had some fun with this!
Linking with Skywatch Friday.
Thanks for stopping by, and have a great weekend!

36 comments:

  1. Well thanks for explaining the mystery. Can't believe I didn't notice. Wonderful moon shots. I was on a camping trip last weekend and the moon was appearing and disappearing behind the fast moving clouds in amongst the trees where I was camping. I wasn't equipped to take a decent shot but the effect was magical. Your moon shots are magical in a different way.

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  2. Great moon shots! We all love to stare at it I think and I have so many shots of it, mostly terrible, but these have come out really well and with a lot of atmosphere. Sorry I also missed the question before :0)

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  3. I remember this great moon. Felt the cold that night!

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  4. Very nice moon photos!
    Have a great day!

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  5. The shadow shot is very wel executed in PS. Great idea and the moon is the moon as always. So crisp and clear with no interference of dust or false light from cities at the horizon.

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  6. I didn't get to see much of the Hunter's Moon, so enjoyed these shots. Lovely!

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  7. Great photos. I really love the fourth shot of the moon. Something about the way the clouds look... great shot.

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  8. I'm a serious moonie. But I've not been very successful shooting her. Maybe I should take a photography class. Sigh. Enjoyed your shots.

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  9. lovely...lovely capture!

    check out my moon pictures that I have posted this week for skywatch at https://jaipurthrumylens.com/

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  10. Awesome moon pic, Great captured

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  11. I'm impressed. Wonderful moon shots!!

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  12. Beautiful moon shots! I need to practice those!

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  13. loved the tricky shot on top. Don´t think I have seen it before :)

    The moon, have not seen it for a while now. Tried to get shots of the sun the same way but that was harder.

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  14. Fantastic moon shots! I have yet to learn how to do this,and I should because we see the moon often! Thanks for your visit! Who knows you'll get to go to Holland sometime -go in May when the Keukenhof with all the tulips opens:)

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  15. Hello, I like the fun shadow shot. Awesome series on the moon. Great captures. Have a happy day and weekend!

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  16. Great moon shots! It was a beauty of a moon, wasn't it?

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  17. These are wonderful moon shots! The shadow shot went right over my head! haha!

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  18. Hi! Beautiful collection of the moon photos! I enjoyed your photos very much. Thanks for sharing.

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  19. Hi! Beautiful collection of the moon photos! I enjoyed your photos very much. Thanks for sharing.

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  20. Oh wow! You got some amazing photos of the moon. I think that last one is my favorite.

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  21. I always enjoying looking at moon shots taken by others but I will never be able to take any with my humble mobile camera. Great moon shots you have taken!

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  22. Fun shots with the shadow - and love the moon - perfect for the approaching Halloween.

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  23. Beautiful moon shots -- your patience paid off. And the shadow -- my mind doesn't work that way (or maybe at all).... it just looked to me like a magical shadow . Sorry -- I am unworthy of your expertise.

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  24. Great Moons and I did rather like the puzzle shot!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  25. Your composite is brilliant!!

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  26. you got some good shots despite the clouds and mist :-)

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  27. you shared some really awesome captures of the moon!! i like when bloggers say they "had fun with an edit". i never edit my pictures because i am afraid i will remove the fun from taking pictures and feel overwhelmed. i'm glad editing is fun for you...we should all be having fun. nice job!!

    and i could not find anything weird with the shadow shot, go figure!!!

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