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.
I 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.
As 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
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.
When 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 🙂
These 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?