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Moon Over The Deerfield. August 14, 2011

Posted by littlebangtheory in Art and Nature.
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This month’s attempt to photograph a rising full moon was thwarted by Friday’s hazy eastern horizon and Saturday’s thickening clouds.  Still, Friday provided this view of the Deerfield river just after sunset:

It’s not a true “moonrise” shot, the cold-hearted orb being too far from the horizon to use Gizmo and actually get much lunar detail, but still, the sight had a certain ambiance which prompted me to pull over and go through the motions.  This shot is courtesy of Ollie, my 24-105mm  L-series tele lens, which is my most compositionally flexible tool to date.

Time will tell if the crisper evenings of Autumn grace me with better luck.


1. Gina - August 15, 2011

That is pretty.

2. littlebangtheory - August 15, 2011

Why, thank you! 🙂

3. susan - August 16, 2011

It’s also a little eerie. I don’t know why.

4. littlebangtheory - August 17, 2011

Susan, I think it’s the color combo – it’s sort-of a night-vision look.

5. Laurie B - August 17, 2011

Sometimes we do get that great blue moon color. Lucky, eh?

The moon was full and up and out early so the Persieds didn’t get the fame that they can claim. There are always shooting stars though. It’s why we love life here in the Valley. If we are ouside late enough, we almost always get to see shooting stars on most nights of the year. Don’t tell the eastern city folks, they’ll all move here.

As always, thanks for the photos. We’ve been home from NZ for a while now but your photos of home kept us knowing that home is here and not there.

6. littlebangtheory - August 18, 2011

Laurie, welcome back! I’m glad my photos kept you connected to our part of the world while you were enjoying such a spectacular other part.

Yeah, August is particularly good for “shooting stars-” we saw a couple last night, and will be out by the fire tonight hoping to see more.

7. Frau Biergut - August 18, 2011

While you were getting this nice shot, I was up to Cape Neddick playing with the moon. Check it out. I’ve got a cool tool to show you for stuff like this.



8. TheCunningRunt - August 18, 2011

Beautiful shot of the light and moon, Lizz – if you’re ever here at the right time of the month I’d love to see how it works!

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