Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Paper Moon

Thin Edge Of The Wedge

Photograph copyright: DAVID McMAHON


A clear night. A crescent moon. A handy silhouette. And a camera just a few feet away. It's so easy when all the determining factors fall into place so neatly. This was taken a few hours ago, at dusk on Monday night here in Melbourne.

24 comments:

Lee said...

Beautiful! It captures the beauty of the moon and the vastness of the sky w/o being overwhelming. Makes me want to be outside tonight.

Just figured out why your posts sometimes puzzle me. I kept forgetting you were on the other side of the date line. It's early afternoon here in S. Texas and only Monday. :)

I need to get better at the different date and time thing. One of my favorite web places to visit is in Africa...that's a different time too.

Peace!

Cowgirl said...

Aha! But it takes a certain kind of eye to appreciate such simple beauty, David, and obviously yours in right on!

Thanks for popping into my blog today - LOVE Melbourne, and look forward to reading more from you!

CJ said...

Hi David - Thanks for the visit to my blog.

Great photo! I love how the moon just pops out against the color of the sky.

Burfica said...

Hi david thanks for the drop by my blog. I've bookmarked ya. Now you can be afraid. hehehehe

I love that picture, very beautiful!!!

Ingrid said...

Very cool pic. Also, thank you for visiting my blog and for your nice comment.

Oswegan said...

It's cool. I like that you can see the full circle of the moon.

~Oswegan

imac said...

What a gem David.What les did you use?.

Now Streaking, all I see is my paintwork Streaking.

Nap Warden said...

Oh David, you inspire me to take more pictures!

oldmanlincoln said...

Nice photograph. I really like the simplicity of it all and the sky color is one of my favorites.

Thanks to for your visits to my bogs and I wonder if you have seen the things I have added to my website?

www.oldmanlincoln.com

Isadora said...

ah, it is the silhouette that makes it so real - beautiful photo! :)

i beati said...

do you rememeber the song "It's only a paper moon "

katherine. said...

I love the color of the sky.

Hin Man said...

Just lovely shot, thank you for sharing.

MOMKISS2U said...

I can't quite make it out but you may have captured a planet in the pix also. Down low, at the bottom of the frame.?/?/ Not sure what's visibible in the land down under but up in USA there are five planets, the comet and the Space Lab visible w the naked eye.

Splendid:)

Ananda Niyogi said...

Great shot David! What lens did you use, and was it taken on a tripod?

I had taken a shot of the full moon about a couple of weeks back (http://theananda.blogspot.com/2007/10/luna-tic.html).
What i like in your shot compared to that is the perspective provided by the trees.

AVCR8TEUR said...

Excellent, especially including the tree to the side so the moon isn't the only thing showing.

TheBirdman33 said...

wow
we don't get skies like that here

Corey~living and loving said...

really fabulous. I have been trying to figure out how to get great shots of the moon. So far no luck...but I will do it someday. :)

mrsnesbitt said...

Yesterday (Monday) i didn't have my camera with me, a shame as the sky was beautiful! Will have to see what it brings tonight, around 4.30pm.

smilnsigh said...

Simply beautiful!

Mari-Nanci

~Fathairybastard~ said...

Cool. Went camping this last weekend and one guy brought a telescope and some powerful binocs. We were checking out this round smudge in the night sky. We were thinkin' it was maybe a comet. Very weird.

Hyderabad Daily Photo said...

That is a beautiful photo!

*Goddess* said...

Sometimes the moon looks like someone took a piece of paper and covered most of it up, and this picture is a perfect example of that.

Di May said...

For some reason, this picture really hit me. Not only is it beautiful, but it's also inspiring. Dusk is one of my favorite times of day, and on a clear day... well, your picture sums it up for me. Thank you for sharing!