Sunday, October 14, 2007

You Want Me To Moon You?

The Last Light Of Our Weekend

Photograph copyright: DAVID McMAHON


There is something surreal about capturing the first light of the day and then capturing the last light of the day. These shots were taken three hours ago, about 7.15 pm Sunday, after we got home from church. There were no clouds, so it seemed as if some invisible hand had graded a blue wash across the sky. That's the crescent moon up the top of the frame, looking like a cupped palm.

If you are able to take a shot of the moon tonight (no matter which part of the world you're in) do let me know if you post it on your blog.

21 comments:

Akelamalu said...

That picture is quite magical David!

Anonymous Boxer said...

This reminds me of a Maxfield Parrish print... except it's not a painting.... it's real.

Mushy said...

Wonderful capture David. I love the texture of it all.

YesBut said...

What a coincidence. The moon photographed in Australia, looks like the one in London!
So that's where it goes during the day.

BRUNO said...

Would a lightning-bolt, or two, do instead???

Merisi said...

Wonderful sky with moon!
7.33pm in Vienna and no moon in sight. Only two or three stars.

Old Wom Tigley said...

The colour wash looks fantastic, but then dame nature as all the best brushes David.. ;)
I'll try for a shot on the moon later and see what I come up with.

Corey~living and loving said...

Love this shot. :)

Les Becker said...

It's so interesting to see the moon "tipped on its back" from your side of the world...

Melissa said...

Another great photo. I'll have to look for the moon tonight!

eric1313 said...

That is a profound shot, David.

Very eye-catching. Luna has a power, mystical or real; she gets our attention and captures our sense of awe.

Outstanding.

Les Becker said...

David, I mentioned your moon photo to Ruby, and she wanted me to ask you if you'd heard the Olde Sailor's Adage of "If the moon is on its backside, the weather will be dry. If the moon is tipped upright, all the rain will spill out."

I got such a kick out of that - I'll bet you will too.

Pope Terry said...

Its a yin yang... well thats what it looks like to me

~**Dawn**~ said...

I love your early morning and late day photos. This one, especially, is so tranquil.

Anna said...

I take pictures of the moon all the time, but we had way too many clouds last night to see it. Maybe I'll get a chance tonight.

karoline said...

beautiful david...such wonders to behold when we lift our eyes to the sky...

k:)

Jo Beaufoix said...

Ooo that's gorgeous.

Poseidon's Muse said...

Adore the photo...the saturated hues of liquid blue...the rising crescent...Very magical. Thank you.

David said...

Nice. I didn't manage to capture the moon that night for you, but I put a moon photo up on my blog a few days ago that you might like to see. I think it's amazing compared with what I could get with the old camera.

Cheers,

David

Merisi said...

I captured Wednesday's moon and put it on my blog right now. :-)

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