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Hi there, Mike!
This is a really lovely shot of the Giant Moon / Super Moon that occurred in November.
Photographing “our” Moon is never easy. In times past I triend many a time and never achieved that which your photo portrays so I duly and gladly doff my photographic hat to you! Could you say and perhaps give details about the equipment you used to capture this image, exposure times etc. I would be very interested, others too.
On the very night of the Giant Moon “sods law” kicked in big time, that is, heavy cloud and total obliteration of the Moon. Most frustrating! I often wonder why on big celestial events the clouds somehow conspire to hide all that might be seen?!!?
That said, two days later after Giant Moon was at its epoch I was up and about as usual in the early morning and witnessed the Moon at 06.45 hrs ZULU time and “she” was there in the low western sky bathed in full glory and occasionally wreathed in soft cloud. “She” was like a bride wreathed with finest head dress and romantically mysterious. “She” did look very big! Yes, I know the Moon when near the horizon looks bigger but hey! it was abundantly BIG!!! It was a sight to behold and the clouds drifting before “her” added to the sense of wonderment of the occasion.
Next big moon in 2034 – I will assuredly be wearing my “wooden overcoat” (coffin) by then!
Thanks again, Mike, for this sharing.
Best wishes & Christmas Wishes too.
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A faultless and outstanding piece of monochrome photography as ever from you, Paul.
This is Nature at her best! Beautiful lighting, composition with a good sense of heavy ponderousness of the storm to come.
Thanks for the sharing.
Thank you Laurence.
Not so much a Dove but more akin to the grand majesty of the south American Condor.
Praise be, not a damaging tornado given that your fine country has recently suffered so much with earthquakes and other awful natural calamities. Nonetheless very worrying to witness.
This is remarkable that the “face” is looking down at you! Great shot and catching this.
Absolutely beautiful one that I would be proud of. Having spent a few years working in that area of the world I am lucky to have captured many great photos of ‘weather’
Great landscape, great composition. Congrats.
Your cloud country is exquisite, Sheila!
Sheila, what a shot!! The rewards of getting a window seat while on a flight can be a winner. Sure beats looking at a dumb movie.
Splendid in every way! A glimpse of heaven or “that other world”