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...fly me to the moon

As I posted over this past weekend, our attempt at getting the moon as it rises over the bay waters is nigh on to impossible in the summer months because of the salt water evaporation over the horizon! The heat of the water and the condensation of the evaporation - heat rises and so does the vapor...making a haze just above the water surface quite 'thick' and dense...dense enough to obscure any moon rise photos. The moon on the evening of the 22nd wasn't quite a 'full moon'. The supermoon phase took place at 7:23 a.m. central time zone on the 23rd of June. Anyway, the wonderful sea breeze at Cole Park on the night of the 22nd was so pleasant, we waited around for the moon to make it's appearance once it got above the cloud cover. Just after sunset, the white hot summer sky turned a soft powder puff blue and as the clouds rolled by the moon finally came into view...






...when we got back home, after the drive to the park, I focused on the tree shadow against the moon glow...



...then, the morning of the super moon, at 6ish...this is what I saw. I tried to get some man-made object in the image to show the vast size and closeness of the moon. I utilized the peaked roof of a house nearby as it swiftly moved through the atmosphere---


...finally away from any obstruction:



52 comments :

  1. Your moon shots are beautiful!!! Especially with the statue in the foreground, it is like the Moon Goddess!!! And SO SO very cool you got that roof, or else I would never have known how big it was! Ours was not NEAR that big!

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    1. It's big...you just need to concentrate on a man-made object instead of just the moon in the night sky. AT least I think so.

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  2. Anni, beautiful shots of the moon rising. Love the composition, well done! Have a happy day!

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  3. Amazing!!! What terrific pictures. You captured it perfectly!

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    1. ...thanks Shelly. How was your vacation?

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    2. It was great, but a very long drive from Dallas. Now to unpack!

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    3. ...summer time makes ANY driving around the state of Texas long...and HOT!

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  4. You got some great moon shots! I especially like the first one with the statue curved around it.

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    1. ...like she was jumping over it?

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  5. Amazing shots of the moon...

    Happy Blue Monday!
    erica-sweetonyou.blogspot.com

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  6. Wonderful shots of the moon, so beautiful!

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  7. Wonderful shots!!!! I love the full mermaid (?) figure against the moon....beautiful! I remember when you posted about the statue....was it when they unveiled it? This is a much more enticing photo....makes me want to come and see it myself!

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  8. Great photos and i love your watermark...it's so cute. How do you do that?
    Hoping your 4th is good...ours will be quite this year as both sets of kids and families are going on vacation. We all celebrated together yesterday. :)
    xo bj

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    1. ...I make all my graphics with PaintShop Pro. Thanks BJ.

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  9. Fabulous shots! You are a great photographer, Anni. I am so impressed. :-)

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    1. ...awww, DJan, you make my heart swell this morning! Thanks.

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  10. Wow! These are super great photos!

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    1. ...thanks Birgitta. I was totally impressed with your marigold images too, today.

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  11. Beautiful series of the supermoon. I'm learning F stops and Manual settings on my Nikon D200 for night time shots. I've got a long ways to go. Your photos are very inspiring. Happy 4th!

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    1. most of my photos are set on 'auto'. Sometimes I use manual focus.

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  12. I've always heard about the MAN in the moon; now I know it's a woman! Thanks for sharing these fantastic shots.

    Happy Blue Monday, Anni.

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    1. ...thanks for hosting Sally

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  13. Fabulous moon shots, and I love the title that has me humming the song 'Fly me to the Moon'. ;-)
    I'd love to know how you do your watermarks on the photos Anni, is there a tutorial somewhere on your blog?
    Judith

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    1. ...thanks...and you have an email hopefully.

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  14. Creative moon shots ~ Wow! ~ Happy Day to you ^_^

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  15. Great photos, Anni! I especially like the one with the tree!!

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  16. Absolut brilliant....Amazing !!

    Greetings from Germany

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  17. fantastic images!!!

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  18. Awesome shots of the moon. I did get to see it but didn't bother trying to take any pictures. My camera just isn't good for something that far away

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    1. ...Oh Ann, I was just at your blog this morning, and LOVE the pumpkin shaped cookies. They'd be great for Halloween. LOL

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  19. Beautiful moon shots. I love the moon...it inspires so much of what I write..it is my muse winking in my window.

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  20. Brilliant photos Anni!!!
    Have a great week,
    Denise
    An English Girl Rambles

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  21. You got some great shots of the moon. It's always difficult to get a sense of scale with moon shots because it's so very far away. Houses are usually a good bet though.

    I have to say, I find your copyright notice very distracting. It's hard to 'see' the photograph in some of these shots ... but I do understand why you do it. I hate copyright theft, myself.

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    1. ...sorry you find them distracting...but I WILL continue to do so!

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  22. Oh wow! Stunning shots Anni. I played too. Mine are here and here.

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  23. my camera could not take a good picture of the moon, I also chose the wrong time to try. It looked like a fried egg.........sigh
    Yours is beautiful
    Janice

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    1. ...thanks Janice. I won't tell you, then, just how many 'eggs' I deleted before I got some good ones. ;-)

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  24. Your moon shots are great, showing the detail of the craters so well. Did you use a special lens? I didn't get out to see the moon then, we have a lot of tall trees, so it's great to see photos with so much detail to see what we missed.

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