Thursday, July 1, 2010

Skywatch and Weekend Reflections

Sunday night I looked out my sun room window and noticed the moon glowing high in the sky.
The cloud formations behind the moon reminded me of a beach with the tracks of dune buggies embedded in the sand. Often when I take shots of the moon I get the green reflection that I know distracts some folks; but I like that it gives the photo an otherworldly feel. :)
Seventeen minutes later when the clouds had dissipated I took this more traditional photo of the moon high in the sky. There certainly was a big ole' moon that night.
Thursday at just past noon the sky was filled with fluffy white clouds in a beautiful blue sky.
The Black Pearl (that is indeed the factory named paint color for my Jeep) had just been washed and waxed and was a perfect canvas on which to capture these sky reflections.
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35 comments:

Carver said...

Wonderful shots of the moon and I also love the reflection of the sky in your jeep.

Pat said...

Your moon shots turned out a LOT better than mine! I love how you can see all the markings on the moon! Great reflection shot of the clouds on the car, too!

Thom said...

I love the reflection of the moon my friend. Soo interesting and just a beauty. Love all these. Have a wonderful day today :)

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EXCELLENT SKIES, DEAR
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BraCom (Bram) said...

Beautiful SkyWatch photos
have a wonderful weekend

Sylvia K said...

Love your moon shots, Carletta! They're both terrific and so different to have been taken so close together. And the reflected clouds are marvelous! Happy 4th! Enjoy your weekend!

Sylvia

Dianne said...

I love your blue critter below :)

and it does look like the beach in the sky, how cool is that :)

AL said...

Oh my goodness I just love to watch that moon, over there!

J Bar said...

Wonderful shots.
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Boom Nisanart said...

I love the first !

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Carletta, Wow---I love that first photo... Love seeing the clouds around the moon. That is a great picture..

The 2nd picture is also great----so clear. AND---I love the reflection in the 3rd one... SO---you batted 1000 today...All three pictures are fabulous!!!!

Have a great 4th of July. God Bless America.
Hugs,
Betsy

George said...

I like your first moon picture. I've tried to get the moon shining through clouds, but haven't had any success so far.
Your jeep did a wonderful job of capturing the reflections of the sky.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Carletta: Fun captures, loved the moody moon.

Gaelyn said...

That first shot does look like you drove the jeep across the clouds.

Carolyn Ford said...

Those are so intriguing! That moon is so beautifully captured! Simply gorgeous skies!

Luna Miranda said...

the first photo is a WOW! i love the texture of the clouds and the light is superb. great shots.

Steffi said...

Wow...great shots!Have a nice weekend!

Malin said...

Great shots. Gorgeous moon.
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Rebecca said...

Wow great moon shots! Your black pearl is sure looking nice.

Mary said...

Wonderful shots! I like the clouds on the car shot.

JunieRose2005 said...

These are wonderful sky shots and reflection shots!


I really love the #2 moon shot!


Have a great weekend!


Junie

leavesnbloom said...

I think your moon photos are just fantastic!

Have a lovely weekend :) Rosie


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mactheweb said...

That moon through the lacy clouds is stunning.

Regina said...

The moon are amazing Carletta.
and such beautiful reflections as well.
Happy SWF and Weekend Reflections!

" R e g i n a "

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

The moon shots are lovely! I thought somehow of alien space vehicles making those tracks.

Yes the moon and sky are beautiful. But your Jeep is TOOOO clean! I think I'm jealous ;>)

Robin said...

Beautiful moon shots, and a great looking jeep too :).

I'm looking forward to seeing what you post for Summer Stock too.

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eileeninmd said...

Beautiful moon shot, Carletta! The clouds are neat looking! Great reflections of the sky on the Jeep windows.

awarewriter said...

The first image is really neat Carletta.

Hilda said...

I have to agree with you about the other-worldliness of your first photo. At first, I thought the second circle was a reflection of the moon on the clouds.

Arija said...

Great moon shots. Love the first one. A clear filter on your lens would explain the reflection although it is rather fun to see twin moons in the sky.

EG Wow said...

Nice reflections! You were definitely paying attention to see these. :)

Francisca said...

The first moon shot gives the mood - lovely - and the second is impressively clear (I've been trying to get a good moon shot without much success... it's not easy!) Very neat the reflection on Black Pearl.

toby said...

Those moon shots are absolutely amazing! Wow. I need to get a new camera :)

Shannon said...

I used to view the moon as a special "good morning" to Ellie when she was in China. I love how she (as many children do) enjoys looking for the moon now with me. I will definitely have to show her your gorgeous pictures! Thank you!

Rose said...

I LOVE that first moon shot!