Moonscapes Above and Below

I’ve always enjoyed the night sky and love capturing the moon when I can.

In fact, this post was already in the works when late last night, my eye caught a bright moon rising in my backyard, the Worm Moon. I wasn’t well prepared – no tripod and I’m rusty on my settings – but I grabbed my camera anyway and went out in my robe to practice.

Here are those shots – bright and mysterious.

You can see my backyard is full of trees and they often reach up to grab the moon – you may mistake them for aliens.

The moon can elevate a scene even if it’s not the center. I caught the moon rising over my garden shed a few years ago – you may have seen it before – it’s one of my favorites.

And we were lucky to come across Mt. Rainier bathed in moonglow one winter night.

Sometimes you’ll find a moonscape on earth as we did on the top of Haleakala on Maui.

and on Mauna Kea on the Big Island of Hawaii, where my husband was shining with the sunset.

That’s all for now.

Sharing with Sunday Stills #Out of this World.

~ Susanne

22 Comments on “Moonscapes Above and Below

  1. Beautiful shots. I can almost hear a wolf howling in the distance. πŸ™‚ XO

  2. Oooh! Thanks for reminding me of nearly peeing my pants when I stood too close to a fumerol, on Mauna Kea. It was cold and the wind shifted and blew steam over me. Good times come in the most unexpected memories.

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  4. Truly out-of-this-world shots of all things moon and moonscape, Susanne! I love the shots where you capture the moon’s details behind the trees–so cool! My fave is the moonshot over Mt Rainier! It has such an otherworldly but incredibly beautiful feel to it.

    • Thanks so much, Terri! It was thrilling to come across that scene of the moonrise over Mt. Rainier. We were coming home from the park and saw cars parked by the side of the road so we stopped. It was breathtaking.

  5. I’m with Terri on the Mt. Rainier shot. Such lovely light beyond the silhouetted foreground.

    • Thanks so much, Graham. It was a special stop one winter night on our way home from the park. I’d never seen anything like it before.

  6. We had that huge Moon here last night. But it was too cold for me to brave going outside with a camera at the time. Well done, Susanne.
    Best wishes, Pete.

    • Thanks, Pete. It was bright and beautiful here again last night but I didn’t try to get more pictures either, though I was (briefly) tempted. I need to plan for it better, with the tripod.

  7. How perfect for this Out of this World theme, both the actual moon images and those moonlike landscapes. I love the ones with the tree branches like alien fingers πŸ˜€

  8. Cool photos! The fourth, fifth and sixth ones remind me of those pictures they take of the back of your eye at the eye doctor’s!

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