Friday, October 8, 2010

Full Moon Shining

Thank you for your sweet comments on yesterday's sketching challenge post! I am learning so much and already started on the new pose last nite!

Today I wanted to share this photo that took last winter. It was a full moon that night. I grabbed my tripod and camera setting it up on the front steps of our house. In the winter we have a nice view of the water. I don't use the tripod often but I knew that with a night shot the shutter was going to stay open longer and any tiny movement would cause the image to blur.

I wish I jumped into these moments more often. I must have been outside for an hour in the freezing cold but none of it mattered. I was completely immersed in capturing the image I wanted. I quickly got lost in the beauty of the moon shining on the water.


  1. good fullness
    to soak in
    & remember
    your own.

  2. That is just such a beautiful picture. There's something about the light that reminds me of an eclipse - sort of magical x

  3. Wow... a spellbinding beautiful Cathy!! Gorgeous!

  4. That is amazing that is a night shot!!! I can't imagine the exposure time involved.....I love the beautiful pictures of night and have never been able to get a good one.
    I think the word *patience* is involved.


  5. Gorgeous photo. I love the way the trees are outlined in the sky. I take horrible pictures so really appreciate those of you that can take these beautiful photos.

  6. What a gorgeous shot!! Aren't winter night skies beautiful?!! Thanks for sharing! :-)

  7. I can't stop looking at it! Beautiful!
    Have a wonderful weekend Cathy. :)

  8. Happy Friday, Cathy!
    I absolutely love this photo. It's spectacular. I love full moons. You captured the essence of that night. BTW, I love your Kelly sketch. You're doing a fantastic job. As I told you before, I love the human body and your sketches depict that. :)

  9. That's a gorgeous scene! I've been swamped at work I have missed the next challenge photo so will have to go and look. See you there :)

  10. Oh, that is soooo gorgeous! I love that moon and the reflection - what an eye you have!! Love, Silke

  11. Great photo Cathy! I'd love to do some night shots like this, but so far have been to lazy/busy/pre-occupied with other stuff to get my tripod out!!! You have inspired me!

    Ro xx

  12. That is a stunning shot! Hugs, Diane

  13. It's gorgeous Cathy! I know what you mean about braving the weather to get that perfect shot. I stood outside in a lighting storm in Guatemala a few years back and kept snapping until I got an amazing photo of a lightning strike.