Full Moon to Full Moon

This morning as I left home for work I could see the full moon slowly setting in front of me for the entire drive to work.

Full Moon, Lachish, Israel, Archaeological DigI could not get a picture this morning, but thought I would share this picture of a full moon that I took at Lachish in Israel.

The full moon was actually on Sunday, but it still looked pretty full this morning.

Full Moon, 1/320 Exposure, Camera Practice, Night SkyAs I left the office tonight I was again driving toward a large beautiful moon that was slowly rising. Of course the moon was then just past full, but you really couldn’t tell unless you looked closely.

The picture above was not taken tonight, but a few years ago when I was trying to figure out settings to use in taking eclipse pictures. See my post: Almost Full Moon

Altamont Pass, Moon, Full Moon, Traffic, Altamont CrossI did take this picture tonight. I simply picked up my camera, turned it on and pointed it ahead of me and clicked the shutter.

It is really blurry, but it is an interesting effect. This is just at the western base of the Altamont. For many years now there has been a large cross outlined in lights on the hill. The moon was really beautiful rising over the hill. The moon of course was nice and crisp in the clear air and you could easily see features on the surface.

Zanuzi Park, Tracy, California, Moon, Full MoonWhen I got home I took a walk to get a few more steps since I had not walked much during the workday. I decided to take a few pictures of the gazebo in the nearby park. I tried a few different automatic modes to see if I could get a half-way clear shot of the moon. I had no luck. Next time I need to play with the manual aperture settings. Then I may have better luck.

However, this picture brings back images in my mind of how beautiful the moon was above the gazebo. I just can’t show them to you πŸ™‚

First Moon Photo, Henry Draper, First picture with telescope, Louis DaguerreThese moon pictures also remind me of a post that I wrote several years about First Photos. Click on the link to find out more about the first pictures taken of the moon.

Now to think about what to write about tomorrow night for my 2,000th post.

Do you have any ideas?

Steven

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One Response to Full Moon to Full Moon

  1. Melody says:

    Write about your first blog post on here, how long ago it was and how many followers you had in comparison to now. Just a thought that might help you πŸ™‚

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