Saturday, November 24, 2007

Shoot the moon

This is a photo from the archive, taken a couple of years ago. The moonrise and sunset took place within a few minutes of each other, allowing the capture of the foreground pilings and waves, which were rendered as a mist by the 30-second exposure.

Tonight is the full moon, and I'll be out trying to capture whatever magic will be offered this evening. I'm heading to Lake Michigan, hoping that a combination of rocks, water and Mr. Moon will yield something interesting.

I'll let you know what happens.

If you'd care to see a gallery of some of my lunar photos (either of the moon itself or pictures taken by moonlight, check them out at Flickr.

Photo: Moonrise, Evanston, Illinois. Click on picture to enlarge. Photograph © 2007 James Jordan.

7 comments:

Kilroy_60 said...

I'm partial to sky shots as well. Although not the expert at getting them you are. Well done!

Thought I'd give this one more shot, always disappointed when I don't see you enter the gonzo carnivals.

Perhaps one that says thank you to members of Blog Village will tickle your fancy.

Those with whom you have link exchanges are also eligible to play along.

laanba said...

Wow, so many wonderful elements to this shot including the zip zagging lines of the pilings drawing you into the photo right to the moon. Lovely.

Kim said...

I love the soft sky colors and the mist on the water. Very beautiful shot James!

Jack Lin said...

Wow! I lived in Evanston for 4 years until 2 months ago... how come I cannot take pictures like this? :-)

Thanks for sharing!

Wanda said...

STUNNING.....((sigh))! :)

engloy said...

Wonderful and fabulously surreal, James. I like the way the rocks zig-zag into the distance.

Gail said...

I stumbled upon your blog and I enjoy the shots I've seen. Especially like this shot of the moon and the pilings. Great colors.
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