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This shot of yours really takes my fancy big time!
It is just so characteristic of the landscape of the Brecon Beacons at this time of the year. The colours and hues you have exploited very well indeed, and you were blessed with great cloud formation. Very atmospheric and dramatic.
Well done and thanks for this!
Many thanks, I could see the storm approaching and waited for the right moment,
after I took the image we had a heavy sleet/snow shower.
A very commendable shot, Mike. Well worth the getting up out of bed to witness this marvel, maybe over a nice cup of tea or coffee?
Indeed it was Laurence one never knows what to expect in the early hours and (tea) Laurence
Thank you ADOLFO GARCIA-MARIN
Beautiful shot, Mike. Excellent control of lighting and subtle at that, also very nice composition. The cloud you have so well captured, “The King of Clouds”, is my favourite of all clouds and you have done justice to it. Thanks muchly.
Thank you Laurence
Long before Star Wars there were books of SciFi short stories. I used to read a lot of Brian Aldiss.
If anyone remembers the story “Visiting Amoeba”, a sky like this always brings back to me ” . . , the ancient fleets of Yinnisfar rising to the attack . . .”
So simple, so great
Very peculiar, Mike. It certainly makes for most interesting viewing.
Thank you for your comments
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.
M F8 –1/250 — ISO200/ 400 WB Daylight Remote control shutter (adjust shutter speed + or – if to light/ dark
(Spot metering) use curves on Adobe (if neeeded) adjust the light exp possibly — or +
camera– Canon 7D lens Canon EF 300mm 1×4 Telel lens
use auto focusing then bring the lens back to manual, use remote shutter release with mirror lock it has to be steady even a small ammount of shake will take the image out of ocus
you may have to adjust the light/dark levels on camera depending on the clarity of the moon
Thanks as always for the input
This Image was taken at 4.41 am on the 16th in between a 10 min window space if I did not have the right settings it would have been a no go, as you say the next one is in 2034 that takes me to 90 so there is still a possability I may post another super moon on CAS
and seasons greetings to you also
Thanks, Mike, for your detailed reply. It is much appreciated.
Fascinating picture for ornithologists as well – there is a 15 foot tall heron in front of the houses.
Hi David we keep him here as we are under the herons flight path
thanks for the comment made me smile