Saturday, September 10, 2011

The Moon Was a Ghostly Galleon

Trying to find something beautiful in the world was not difficult this past week.  Last night, I could see the moon peeking out from behind a cloud and it enchanted me:

As the moon emerged slowly from its blanket of clouds, I took the opportunity to play with the exposure on my camera a little:
And then just a little bit more:

Believe it or not, that last picture was taken with no flash.  God granted us a truly beautiful night after all those storms!







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15 comments:

  1. Yes beautiful! I love those kinds of moments, when the beauty of the creator is just so evident!

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  2. Beautiful! It is amazing how the moon can create enough light to not need a flash!
    thank you for linking up!

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  3. Beautiful. It is good to seek out beautiful things sometimes as we are surrounded by so much ugliness.

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  4. Beautiful progression of shots; I do believe the last was without a flash!

    Blessings!

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  5. Haunting! It reminds me of The Highwayman by Alfred Noyes. "The wind was a torrent of darkness among the gusty trees, The moon was a ghostly galleon tossed upon cloudy seas..."

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  6. These are wonderful moon shots. I have taken so many of the moon, yet still don't have a single one that I'm entirely pleased with. However, I'm sure I'll keep trying!

    Blessings,
    Joan

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  7. Thanks for all your kind comments! And yes, Beck, "The Highwayman" was very much in my mind when I saw this.

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  8. Wow! How great our God is! His beauty in creation astounds me :)

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  9. Wow! I always appreciate people who can take photos at night!

    Coming in from Studio JRU...

    Blessings on your weekend!

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  10. I love the moon! Your post reminded me of that childhood prayer, "I see the mooon and the moon sees me. God bless the moon and God bless me."

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  11. Great shots, love that first one, amazing how so little can express so much.

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  12. What God creates is always the most beautiful! Great pictures!

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  13. These are so wonderful! I love how it just lights up the night sky like that. Beautiful captured moments! Thank you so much for sharing and for joining us 'in the studio' this week!

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