Thursday, October 16, 2008

Sky Watch: Early Evening Moon


Traveling down the interstate after visiting my Mom on Monday I looked out the window to my left and saw a huge Autumn moon rising in the last light of the day. After exiting the interstate I took the first ridge I came to to try and find a high spot to take a photo before night descended.
About five minutes later grasses on a high embankment by the roadway framed the moon as darkness beckoned closer.
Coming to the end of the ridge there was time for one last shot over the mountains in the distance and time to head on home.


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87 comments:

Rose said...

Carletta, these are awesome...they look almost like a painted backdrop that a photographer would use!

Picturing of Life said...

beautiful shot

I hope you stop by at my SWF post also in HERE. Thanks

Yen said...

I really like the 2nd shot! Great photos!~Mine is posted HERE. Happy SWF!~

Ivar Ivrig said...

Great SWF post. Very nice photos :-)

Louise said...

LOVE your moon photos! Very nice!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

The moon WAS beautiful this week, wasn't it. And you've captured it beautifully! Happy Sky Watch!

bobbie said...

Each one of these is oprettier than the last. Just wonderful!

mick said...

Great photos

Carver said...

Beautiful sequence of shots with the moon. I love this time of year.

fishing guy said...

Carletta: wonderful photos and music from a moon filled sky. I do hope you are thinking of joing us on Monday.

Photo Cache said...

lovely shots. btw, i have been meaning to complement the picture on your header. i love it a lot.

alliwithani said...

Thanks so much for the comment about my video! :)

imac said...

Very dramatic sky.

becky voyles said...

I haven't posted my sky watch yet but I like the 1st two shots esp the 2nd one Carletta. Off to post my Thankful Thursday & some prose that came to mind today which you might enjoy reading. Check me out much later...

Wayfaring Wanderer said...

Great find.....the moon is so striking in those instances.

Arija said...

That gentle first shot tansposts me to an other dimension so it's hard to take cognizance of the other two.

Normz said...

gorgeous shot! I love it, its beautiful...

Mojo said...

Full moon is a challenging subject. I just spent three nights working on that very thing. But it was always in full darkness... didn't get a chance to catch the moonrise.

Maybe next month I'll get something like this!

Daniel J Santos said...

very beautiful images, excellent.

vincibene said...

Gorgeous pictures with wonderful colors!

Aileni said...

I like the mood of these pictures very much.

Coloradolady said...

I agree, these are all differen shots and very different and all of the same subject. It is very interesting. Love your shots, I like the contrast in the sky. Have a great weekend.

Leora said...

Delicate, the two top ones; love the wispy grass in the second. On the bottom one, my attention is drawn to some item in the center bottom: what is that? I do like the moon with the criss-crossing sky in that one.

Reader Wil said...

Wow I love this slightly misty sky with those soft colours.

ellen b said...

Beautiful Carletta,
I do really like the one with the grass framing it..

Anne-Berit said...

Beautiful photos,the colours are awesome!Happy Sky Watch!

Mary said...

so many beautiful moon shots this week! yours are amazing! happy swf. :)

geoff said...

I like your moon pics too. Nice photos! Happy SWF!

TCKK said...

I love these. How pretty.

Hildegarde said...

I adore these ice pastel colours and together with just the moon (the top photo) it's perfect.

The Texican said...

Ridges, runs, and hollows. Thanks for sharing.

Gandalf and Grayson said...

We really love the second shot! Dreamy photos!

Rocky Mtn. Girl said...

They are all so good and the second one has to be my favorite... I would put that in a frame... it's beautiful!
~Michele~
Mountain Retreat- Canada

Gill - That British Woman said...

great photos.....

Gill in Canada

April said...

That autumn moon looks so beautiful!
I love the soft pastel shades in the first picture. Your photos are wonderful!

Gramma L said...

These are awesome. My favorite is the one with the grasses in front.
Beautiful. Nice capture.

Raven said...

What exquisite photos. They are like delicate beatuiful watercolors. Just gorgeous. Wow.

piedmontperspective said...

A beautiful moon it is! I just love these images, Carletta. They look like pastel watercolors.

napaboaniya said...

The second is beautiful, nice how you have sequence it too :)

Dar's Foto Faze said...

Fantastic shots. Thanks for sharing.

Laura ~Peach~ said...

wonderful SWF photos!

Twisted Fencepost said...

No matter how hard I try, I can't get a good moon shot. That don't look right typed out!
Anyway, yours are great!

Pearl Maple said...

Great photos for sky watch friday,they all look a bit peaceful and quiet. Thanks for sharing this lovely view with us all and thanks for your kind comments on my post earlier.

Dirk said...

Great 'moon' shots, worth stopping to capture it.

Bobbie in Hawaii said...

Excellent, Carletta. Thanks for taking us along with you.

Ida said...

The sky painted in pastel colors.
Very nice! :)

quilly said...

Lovely! The moon looks so close in the Fall!

Roses and stuff said...

These pictures are just great! Almost the colourings of water coloured paintings. Simply beautiful!
Katarina

indicaspecies said...

Lovely shots, and my favorite is the second one. Happy SWF!

John said...

Lovely captures, Carletta!

SandyCarlson said...

These are wonderful, Carletta. There is a solitary peace that emanates from each.

Titania said...

Carletta; very beautiful with the night closing in. The grasses and trees are a very lovely foil for the round, pale moon.

Becky and Gary said...

I love moon shots and this summer/fall has been a great time to get some awesome ones. Yours are just perfect.
Happy SWF Carletta.

Jim said...

Hi Carletta, you have found you a pretty moon. I always do like those moon pictures. The camera i have now doesn't do justice to the moon.
Today I have a bear sitting on a fan if you have time.
Happy Skywatching,
..

Greyscale Territory said...

So lovely! There is a real sense of sighing romance in these photos!

reluctantfarmchi said...

As gray as your sky is, the tint of color, along with the moon, make your shots absolutely wonderful! So glad you took the time to shoot those shots, and to share them!

Thanks for stopping by to see my moons too - you did better than I did, by far. But I appreciate your kind comments.

gen/entry here said...

Its cool shots and pretty. TC

Suzanne said...

Very beautiful. Almost like a painting. Happy SWF.

JunieRose2005 said...

Carletta,

As always you have captured some lovely sky shots!

Oh! And I loved hearing Andy William's song - 'Moon River!' :) He was once my #1 singer!!


Junie

dot said...

Carletta, these photos are gorgeous! My favorite is the middle one. Good job!!

Dewdrop said...

Look, you posted the moon, too!! How cool... such a serene setting. Beautiful shots!

Gattina said...

A moon in a blue pink sky looks very special !

Small City Scenes said...

The moon has been so beautiful these last few nights and you captured it perfect. Thank you. MB

Andrea said...

Great capture. I cannot set a good moon shot. You did good.

Sailor Girl said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!!

Pietro said...

Attractive and romantic images.
Happy Sky Watch!

Jeannelle said...

Lovely photos! I especially like the first one and am glad you found an exit in order to stop and take these photos to show us!

Happy SkyWatching! Greetings from Iowa!

Judi~Gmj said...

Beautiful moon and beautifully written. I wish I had ridges I could drive up and see this type of sky. :)

Rambling Woods said...

This is beautiful Carletta...

Tootie said...

Really nice, I especially like the one with the tall grass.

nonizamboni said...

Awesome shot of the moon at a magical time of day. Thanks for your tenacity in following it. Nice work.
Happy weekend!

Traci said...

Hi Carletta! Thank you for welcoming me to Skywatch. I looked at your pictures too and they are really good. I like the 2nd shot a lot.

Oh - thanks for your comment about Franklin. He's a lot of fun!

Jientje said...

Beautiful shots Carletta, and I'm loving how you always have the right music to fit the mood of your posts!!

Webradio said...

Beautiful skies...

Mary said...

Perfect framing! Glad you stopped to take these!

Kyle said...

Oh, wow. Just popped over to say thanks for visiting my SkyWatch post, and was greeted with Andy Williams' rendition of "Moon River." What an excellent way to end a hectic work week!!! Thank you!

Love your SkyWatch photos, and your blog in general, Carletta. I've bookmarked and will definitely be back.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend,

~Kyle

2sweetnsaxy said...

Really nice! I really like the mood of the pictures and it helps with the song playing in the background. :-)

Linda Reeder said...

Loved the moon, the music and the mood.

KeiserKids said...

Great pictures! Thank you for seeing my picture and comment.

Jeanne said...

Those first two shots are so my favorites Carletta. Love that moon and the way you placed those grasses in the forground is perfect on the second shot.

Paz said...

I love these moon/sky photos. I just took some today.

Paz

Gill - That British Woman said...

my first thought on the first photo, it looks like a watercolour painting.

Gill in Canada

Janice Thomson said...

Beautiful captures of that delicately colored sky. Excellent photography Carletta.

Kahshe Cottager said...

What a great series. The first one is my favourite though as I really liked the swirl of the clouds and the soft evening colours - mystical!

Thanks for visiting my SWF!

babooshka said...

They are all so beautiful.

Torsdag said...

Beautiful pastelcolors in the sky.

Misty Dawn said...

Very beautiful! I really like that second shot!