I regret to say I missed the lunar eclipse earlier this week.
I just couldn’t fathom leaving my warm bed in the middle of the night and venturing out alone into the freezing cold. Hmm, now that I put it that way maybe it’s understandable.
To make up for it, I met the moon this morning at a decent hour on my front porch where I snapped these –
and these which I intensified just for fun.
No law against that, right?
Getting the aircraft into the last shot was a good move, Susanne.
Best wishes, Pete.
Thanks, Pete. I had fun playing with moonshots this morning to make up for missing the eclipse. 🙂
Great job, Susanne, I can never get a good moon photo. In Manual mode, I haven’t got the ISO and F Stop right.
Thanks, John. I always have to fiddle around with my camera to get a few pictures that I like.
that’s the way it works best for me. I will switch between manual and auto modes too.
I agree–great job! I never get a good moon photo either so I’m impressed. Very pretty.
Thank you so much! 😊
Great photos!! The blood red beaver moon was still looking wonderful at 6:00 AM and not too early to get up and head out!!!
Thank you!. Are you in the midwest? That’s 2 hours later than us. Maximum view here was at 3:00 am. I think it started around midnight and was so cold that night. I should’ve planned for it but maybe next time..
The use of the trees is great – give a perspective on the size of the moon…
Thanks so much, John. 😊
I too wanted to see the lunar eclipse but here in the Willamette Valley the weather – as usual – did not cooperate and delivered a very cold damp foggy night instead of a star-scattered clear sky. Supposedly there will be another visible in the PNW in three years (at least according to the Local Weather Guy. Meantime I esp enjoyed your moon photo paired with – do I have this right? – a long-needled “white” pine? If you have one near you, you are lucky as so many white pines have inexplicably disappeared from so much of the tri-state areas.
The weather was clear and cold here, but I just didn’t plan right to get up in the middle of the night to see it this time. And I do have a large pine tree in the front yard, though not sure of the particular variety.
There is nothing better than rising early, catching the moon while it is still visible, and spending time in that dark inky silence. It’s my favorite time of the day and I admit to feeling morally superior because I’m an early riser. Of course that means I hit the sack right after the dishes are done! Yes, they call me the life of the party. These moon photos have such clarity an allure. You should turn them into a coffee table book. Call it Eye Candy! Thank you Susanne! Hugs, C
Thanks so much for your comment! I’m glad you enjoyed the pictures. I went back to look at the time stamp on the photos and it was 7:40 a.m. – so I’m not sure I can claim to be an early riser! 😉 But I do love to catch the moon when I can! 🙂
Gorgeous! I’m like you, I stayed in bed.