Friday, December 9, 2011

shades of day -my moment


                           frigid air of night
                                                dark light shadowing as day
                                                             
                                                          ...moonfoolish dogs howl
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

Last night I was out for the first time with my tripod, freezing as I tried to capture a glorious full moon night.  I have an obvious lack of technical skill in these photos, but I hope to convey the surreal feeling of standing in the yard, looking at a sky that was as bright as day.  Jet streams could easily be seen and the light threw shadows on the ground that were almost as distinct as midday.  I hope you enjoy my little offering today, as well as the night sky wherever you live.  Bundle up, and step outside.  Look up.  And experience the moment.


~cath
Twitter @jonesbabie

38 comments:

  1. I'm so with you on this one, I have tried countless times to catch a shot of the moon, there is definitely something surreal about these. We said last night that the moon has been so bright lately, we usually need a torch to walk the dog but the moonlight has been perfect. I think you did great with these shots :)

    Almost There - This Moment

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  2. I love it Cath! The first photo just totally relaxed me. I could feel the frigid air as the night passes on. Excellent capture!

    http://allergiesandceliac.blogspot.com/2011/12/this-moment_09.html#more

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  3. Great shot, lovely moment.

    http://sulekharawat.com/2011/12/09/my-mini-marathon-dil-ki-daud/

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  4. Beautiful shot...
    my moment:http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fnetworkedblogs.com%2Frht3x&h=sAQFCXgA6AQEDQt9Es7kncF77GMIVayiagJEhRFGWKj09Hw

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  5. I always wonder how people take such beautiful pictures of the moon. Every time I attempt it all I end up with is a pea-sized dot in the picture. I must be doing something wrong. haha. As much as I love the "star-studded" moon and the V for victory. I loved the picture underneath and just a hint of glowing light. It is stupendous.

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  6. Loved that first shot of the moon. What a beautiful moment.

    my moment

    http://rimlybezbaruah.blogspot.com/2011/12/my-first-friday-moment.html?showComment=1323445675822#c4820749821481249392

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  7. Lovely... cold winters night
    http://scatteredmusings.net/2011/12/this-moment-friday-ritual-1209/

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  8. Cath, I love what you did with this photo :)

    http://othersideofanna5.blogspot.com/2011/12/this-moment_09.html

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  9. Pretty...As always....XOXOXOOX

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  10. Beautiful, so surreal you are right about that. I t is difficult to capture as is I think you did a great job....Beautiful moment.

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  11. oops her is mine: http://jovanecatharticmusings.blogspot.com/2011/12/friday-moment_09.html

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  12. Beautiful, love the second photo :)

    http://luchissmiles.com/2011/12/09/autumn/

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  13. Such an interesting photo! I love the second one :)

    Mine: http://nelietatravellingadventures.blogspot.com/2011/12/moment-in-time_09.html

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  14. Very nice photos...you did really well. I enjoy peering upwards but the vastness above makes me feel so small

    http://erinsdomain.blogspot.com/2011/12/this-moment.html

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  15. I love the second one... something about it says "I am filled with fire"

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  16. A beautiful moment! Loved it! I wish I had a camera that could take pics like that at night. There are few things that can compare to the mesmerizing beauty of the night sky.

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  17. Thanks for all the wonderful comments, and I can't wait to check out all the Friday Moments!

    Photography, like painting, is a passion for me, and I always appreciate the feedback... :D

    ~cath xo

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  18. I absolutely love your pictures: the tangible cold in the first and that lovely bare tree in the second. I am heading out to check the sky! Thanks Cath for sharing, superb!

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  19. I love both those photos. Sharing to Twitter because it is just that gorgeous and meaningful.

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  20. @Barbara I am constantly looking at the sky, waiting...for that moment. Thanks for the comments Barbara. :D

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  21. @TheChronicR Thanks for the comment, and the tweet... :D

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  22. Gorgeous! That's one of the things I miss about my house in the US....sitting in the hot tub at night looking at the stars!

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  23. The photos are poems in themselves. Thank you for sharing these wonders, Cath!

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  24. looks frightening and beautiful at different times :)

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  25. What an AMAZING shot! Looks like a Star of Sapphire or, I suppose, even a Moonstone! Being in the line of work we are, lots of craziness comes with a full moon, so I am thrilled to have this reminder of how positive and magical it can be.

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  26. Amazing shots. That said, I feel cold just looking at them!

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  27. @Marie from Rock the Kasbah I loved the hot tub stars thing, and then my husband put a roof on the deck...but he did string up Christmas lights so I do still see stars, sort of. :D

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  28. @Joy Page Manuel I am so glad you enjoyed them Joy. xo

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  29. @tbaoo it was frightenly cold out there, and if I hadn't been testing the tripod, the photos would have had a whole different look to them. :D

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  30. @Karen yes, Karen, if you only knew the day at work I'd had before those shots I took of the moon... *sigh*

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  31. @MuMuGB I am glad you can feel the cold Muriel, because that is exactly what I was trying to convey... :D

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