Thursday, March 5, 2009

The Sun and The Moon

Sepia Scenes is at Carletta's Captures.


It was a cold wintry day a week ago Sunday when I returned home from getting the newspaper. The sun was up there in the sky sending down rays to earth wanting desperately to pop through the clouds.For a few moments it did; but it looked more like a nighttime moon!
(enlarge for detail)
Just the night before the moon itself was but a sliver in the sky.

43 comments:

Old Wom Tigley said...

Great views Carletta
I saw just the same moon view... I was stood at the back door a few days ago and looked up at the night sky, a single plane was passing over head very high up.. just the flashing tail and wing light could be made out. I then noticed the moon and did wonder if any other Sky Watchers would be doing to... it might not of been at the same time or day... but the thoughts nice anyway..
All the very best to you and yours.... I'm going to go and check out your other blog now.
Tom

George Townboy said...

Three great shots!

JunieRose2005 said...

I like your dark and stormy skies! :) I love the sky at any time!


Junie

Dewdrop said...

Awesome stuff, Carletta! Lovely shots, love your crespuscular rays and your crescent moon. I noticed that moon this past cycle, and couldn't get motivated enough to set up the tripod.

Louise said...

The weather is so tumultuous this time of year. We want the sun. It wants to come, but winter wants a last blast! Love the moon shot.

Deborah Godin said...

Such a poetic comparison between our two big "sky lights"

Guy D said...

Awesome captures Carletta,the first one is my favourite of the bunch.

Have a great weekend!
Guy
Regina In Pictures

bobbie said...

All three just marvelous! the moon in the center shot won my heart.

Anemone said...

Just great, the sun and the moon is the most importent in our universe, without it??? br...

Nice weekend from Anne in Norway.

Quiet Paths said...

These are indeed eerie. I really enjoyed the perspective and dark nuances. Are you sure they were not taken at Halloween? Did you see the crescent moon and Venus last Friday? They were about a degree or two apart.

Carol said...

Great photos...love the first one with the rays and such a dramatic sky...

Photo Cache said...

how nice; the sun did look like the moon.

have a good weekend.

Thom said...

Great pictures Carletta.

Raven said...

Great photos and just love the moon one

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I think the sun trying to shine through the clouds makes an interesting picture, Carletta. And I like your moon shot very much!

Hildegarde said...

Very beautiful how the light breaks through the clouds : a delight.

Arija said...

Love your dramatic cloudy skies resolved in the gentle sickle of the moon.

Carver said...

I love these shots. The sun really does look like the moon and the sliver of a moon is so lovely.

VALKYRIEN said...

Great view and sky! And the moon is followed by Venus! It must be the same night I took photos of it!

Tess said...

Carletta, these shots are awesome!

Bradley Myers said...

Good photos Carletta, I like the moon photo the best.

Lene said...

The first two - dramatic and cool. The last one is peaceful and pretty :)

Happy weekend :)

Raven said...

Lovely shots. I like it when the sun looks like the moon.... and the moon shot is wonderful.

Darla said...

Very dramatic, love the last one with the little star.

Jeri said...

Love these shots, well done!

Pagan Sphinx said...

The moon at its daintiest. That is my favorite, though they are all spectacular captures.

Janice Thomson said...

Beautiful shots. Love that last one of the moon especially.

Luiz Santilli Jr said...

Carletta

It's not easy to capture those images!
Great takes in your post.

Luiz

Arlene said...

Lovely set of photos, Carletta. I like the first photo. I love to see the rays against the clouds. I wish you a summer sky soon. :)

I played too this week!

Happy Weeke-end!

quilly said...

I paused in my backyard staring up at the sliver of moon and wondered if I was the last person awake to view it. Our neighborhood certainly was dark and quiet. I should have been snug in my bed, but that nasty blowing wind sent me scurrying out to check my peppers and tomatoes.

MaineBirder said...

The skies look threatening, but at the same time beautiful!

Babooshka said...

I missed the moon one which is a meavellous catch and the light breaking those clouds is wonderful.

fishing guy said...

Carletta: Those were some neat captures of the moody or (moony) skies.

Dr.John said...

Three great pictures. I seldom go out at night as it's too cold. So thanks for letting me see the moon.

Pietro said...

Very beautiful sun and moon shots. And to think on the moon the sun is shining in a completely black sky!

Kilauea Poetry said...

Lovely shots Carletta...

Robin said...

Great shots, and a much more appealing sky than mine today, that's for sure!

Becky and Gary said...

My goodness Carletta, I've seen so many skies just like this around here lately. They make for some gorgeous pictures! Great job!
B.

John said...

All three are great shots, Carletta.

Have a nice weekend u2 :)

Michele said...

Some beautiful shots, Carletta... I am in awe of the moon.. it is pretty spectacular!
The first photo with the clouds and the rays is also a wonderful picture... absolutely stunning!!
Hope you are having a good weekend.
Take care!
Mountain Retreat

Jientje said...

What a dramatic sky, it looks very Belgian!

Concord Carpenter said...

The moon picture is spectacular.... I often forget to slow down and look up!

Estelle's Blog said...

What a magnificent site you have, Carletta! Made my morning come to life.