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Thursday, December 15, 2011

SkyWatch Friday: 24 hours with the moon

These shots were taken beginning a little after 6 pm on December 8 and ending around the same time on December 9, 2011.

At first the moon reminded me of a print or pattern of some kind.
Then it came out of the trees for full view.
It began to look more like the sun although the night was dark.
A short while later it looked like it was on fire.
I went to sleep that night and woke up around 5 am and started to go back to sleep but looked out my window in time to catch the setting moon.
It seemed like the witching hour except it was morning, not night.
I had to grab my camera and try to capture what I saw.
Once the moon had gone to sleep, I went back to sleep myself for another hour or so.
That night I spotted the rising moon and took a few shots. I think the one below looks a little bit like a large egg in a nest.

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Merisi said...

Such a beautiful concept, I hope you hang this pictures all together!

Judy said...

Awesome shots!!!!!

Cezar and Léia said...

These pictures are wonderful, you are such a talented photographer!

Cezar and Léia said...

These pictures are wonderful, you are such a talented photographer!

Gillian Olson said...

Beautiful shots and great idea for a series.

Anonymous said...

superbly captured. i did see the moon but i didn't bring my camera :) so glad you did. great job.

happy weekend.

how was the reception to gattina's PH? am joining her's this weekend.

Anonymous said...

Wow - stunning shots. That first one is glorious!

Carletta said...

Lovely progression of shots Carver.
The ones with the clouds remind me of one night here as well.

HansHB said...

So beautiful!

Unknown said...

Great shots!! We had the samething. Boom & gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Sylvia K said...

Superb captures, Carver! What a gorgeous moon it is -- was!! I love seeing it emerge from behind the tree limbs! Happy SWF! Hope you have a great weekend!


joo said...

Impressive set of photos! I do love them all!
Have a great weekend:)

EG CameraGirl said...

What a fun series of shots, Carver!

Laura said...

I too was enchanted by the moon this week! Beautiful!!! I hope you will consider sending me an email about what you are grateful for to add to this year's gratitude word quilt. It will be posted on my blog on Dec 31st. I am collecting expressions of gratitude from around the world. Enjoy the weekend's skies, blue, grey, or filled with a pallet of many colors!
Gentle steps,

Anonymous said...

yes, incredible !

daily athens photo

Hildred said...

Marvelous photos, - what great captures. Thank you for sharing, - we missed most of the full moon and the eclipse because of grey and foggy skies, so lovely that you have shared these.

Judy said...

What a great idea! Following the moon for a full day! Of, course, that does mean that the clouds permit you to see the moon...

Rajesh said...

Amazing shots. The first two are out of this world.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful series, Carver.
It's nice to see the moon in all those different ways during one night.

Living In Williamsburg Virginia said...

Real nice moon shots, love it!
Darryl & Ruth :)

Ramakrishnan said...

Sensational moon shots. Thanks for sharing


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