Thursday, April 12, 2012

Morning, Moon, And Night


Over the past couple of weeks, we've had some clear nights and the moon has been very visible and bright in several phases. Not only has it been visible at night, but in the morning and early evening as well.

This photo was taken around 7:15 in the morning.




These shots were taken in the evening as the sun was going down.





And, obviously, the night shots. The last one being of the most recent full moon.




If you live in the country or have a place away from buildings, hills, and trees, you can catch the moon while it's still low on the horizon. That can make for some dramatic shots before it gets too high in the sky.


36 comments:

Rita said...

Love these moon shots. I have been trying for years to get shots like these. I must not have the right kind of lens because mine all end up getting the delete key.

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Carole M. said...

perfect Brian; great ones of the moon so clear in a blue sky too.

Linda said...

Your shots are always awe-inspiring, Brian! I have taken some shots of the moon, but when I see yours, I start coveting that 500mm lens I want so desperately! Mine just can't capture that kind of detail! Beautiful - just beautiful!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I agree with Linda - I've never been able to capture that sort of detail on the moon. Beautiful shots. The first is my favorite!

EG CameraGirl said...

Lovely shots of the moon. Hooray for clear nights!

Tanya said...

wow those are beautiful! your camera is way better than mine, i can't get a decent moon shot.

Judy @ daily yarns said...

Beautiful moon shots, I wish I could get good ones like these.

TexWisGirl said...

the crispness and clarity of the morning and night shots are beautiful. but there is something about that 2nd shot that just pulls me in - almost mystical.

Amy Burzese said...

Wonderful, clear shots of the MOON! What lens did you use, if you don't mind me asking. I've wondered about that with all your great bird shots.

Nancy Claeys said...

I'm with Amy -- what lens did you use and do you recall the settings? Spill it, Bri! :)

Gorgeous, perfect shots.

Michael said...

nice shots...I see others asking "how/what" questions...not sure how you do it, but I follow Scott Kelby's advice: manual mode, f-11, 1/200 to 250, long telephoto lens.

Marc Heath said...

Great shots, always a fab sight to see.

CameraCruise said...

Beautiful shots of the moon, love them.

Helma said...

Beautiful like the moon you have photographed. I think it is failed to the moon on the beautiful photo. I always get "moon spots' in, so it is not pretty.

Greetings, Helma

Tricia @ Bluff Area Daily said...

Very cool shots! There's so much detail in the 1st one it looks like it's wrapped in sand paper... the bumps of the sand paper shows up really well in certain light... maybe that wasn't the best analogy? LoL! =)

Pamela Gordon said...

These are gorgeous moon shots! Our yard is surrounded by trees and I have to get outside of the perimiter to take moon shots and never seem to get around to it. That's got to change. And use my tripod that never leaves the closet too! :)

Cathy said...

I want to come take lessons from you. This are stunning!

JOY @ http://joysjotsshots.blogspot.com/ said...

Likee. Oh the beautiful KY early morning sky.

Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Oh, I need a better camera- these are such great shots-

bailey-road.com said...

Lovely shots, Brian!

Leenie said...

Shooting the moon is tricky unless you know how to fool all those automatic settings. I like the sharp focus and the detail in the craters on the almost full shots. I've got a few moon shots in my camera from the past week but the clouds have not been so kind here.

barbara l. hale said...

Those photos are amazing. We live in the country but are surrounded by woods and hills. Guess it's not in my future so I will live vicariously through your photography.

Andrew said...

Wonderful images Brian..

Anne Payne said...

Those are spectacular! My daughter and son love astro-photography. Thanks for sharing these great photos!

Faye said...

I've been "stalking" the moon for the past couple of weeks also, Brian. My shots are not in your league though! Love the patterns on the moon that you captured.

Carletta said...

Well Brian, do I dare say 'love those moon shots' - out in the rural area that could be construed as something different entirely. ;)
All kidding aside these are excellent shots!
I love a daytime moon as much as the night and your second shot is so lovely.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Beautiful moon shots, Brian!

Eschelle said...

Those are just divine! I am in the city and we never get to see that kinda thing. When I used to live up in the mountains I used to just LOVE that sort of thing, such a pleasure!

visiting from the hop!

Gillian Olson said...

Beautiful moon captures, so clear.

Nicky @ Awesomeville.co.uk said...

These are lovely shots, what lens did you use for these?

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Brian, these are wonderful!!! Wow, makes me want to get out and view the moon, for I am early to rise and early to sleep and miss the moon!

Wanda..plain~N~simple said...

That second shot is amazing, your really good at this!

Pam said...

A stunning series of the daytime moon and sky, Brian.
Well done!

Liz said...

Beautiful moon shots, Brian!
I love the night shots but the morning shots are wonderful. I haven't tried shooting in the early morning.

Marie said...

Gorgeous moon photos! I tend to write poems about the moon...it just always inspires me!

gtyyup said...

Excellent moon shots!!! I love the second shot with the pinkish clouds. Those shots are hard for me to do...you've got the right camera!