Monday, July 21, 2008

Mirror image

When water stands still, it has the ability to capture the sky.

Taken near Huntley, Illinois last week during the rise of the full moon. I had gone out that evening intending to capture the sunset, which promised to be spectacular following a day of stormy skies and billowing clouds. The sunset did not deliver as expected as the skies quieted ahead of the disappearance of the sun. One final glance around as I decided to leave revealed that I had missed the memo about the time of the moonrise that evening. I quickly reset and got into position to make a couple of moon shots.

So instead of colorful turbulence, I got deep tranquility. Not a bad trade-off.

The other moonrise pic will be posted tomorrow.

Side note: This is post number 1,000 at Points of Light. Thanks for coming along with me on this ride.

Click on picture to enlarge. Photograph © 2008 James Jordan.

5 comments:

Jim Bridges said...

Really really beautiful shot. Well done.

Wanda said...

Very beautiful ~~ Tonight I was reading the 23rd Psalm and it speaks of being led by the still waters.

Eugene said...

Great image!

Congrats on the 1000th post! That is a sign of great dedication.

Sheila said...

Lovely. Congrats on 1,000 posts. Now that I am living in northern Illinois again, I intend to stop by more often.

sarala said...

Beautiful shot.