Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Phillipians 4:8

Moonset

Last Friday night, my wonderful husband reminded me that it was a fantastic time to get some moon photos. In fact, Saturday and Sunday were a 'Super Moon Perigree' - the closest the moon will be to the earth in 2011. (The last full moon so big and close to Earth occurred in March 1993.)

The skies were perfectly clear Saturday morning, so I crawled out of bed at 5:30 am to head out in the dark about 45 minutes later. I took a short drive to our local state park, thinking the reflection of the moon on Lake Michigan would be stunning.

I was having some technical issues with my camera, so most of my pictures weren't quite what I was hoping for. However, I was struck by this series of photos. As I looked at the color change of the moon and then noted the times, I realized the three photos were taken in less than a minute!


Here are my favorites from the morning.



The Sunday morning moon was supposed to be equally as impressive. I had hoped to go back for a second chance at some great shots. Regan even wanted to get up early with me and see the moon for herself. Alas, the weather did not cooperate, as there was complete cloud coverage in our area Sunday morning.

5 comments:

Shalae said...

These are gorgeous Christy! Breathtaking.

karenchandler said...

Beautiful, Christy! I love the second one - the lines created by the reflections and the person in the frame creates a compelling composition! Amazing colors too!

Caroline said...

These pictures are totally awesome! WOW!! It was well worth getting up early!

Janine said...

These are fantastic! Perfect composition and colour. Awesome! We couldn't even find the moon, it was so cloudy.

Tanya said...

Wow! Great shots!