Wednesday, March 25, 2009

I see a bad moon rising . . .

Well, not really bad. Pretty spectacular, in fact. Driving to dinner one night, I accidently ended up in the "scenic overlook" ramp of I-70. Driving out of it, my friend started yelling "Stop the car! Stop the car!" This moon, rising over the mountains across the lake, was the cause of his excitement. Still in the overlook area, I screeched to a halt and we grabbed our cameras and fired off some shots. I posted one of the other shots at the Village earlier. All shots were either handheld or resting on the car for a tripod, 1/20 shutter speed (shutter priority), f/4.6, ISO 100.

25 comments:

  1. What a moment to catch. A spectacular image.

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  2. Fantastic! What I wouldn't give to see a moonrise like that let alone capture it....

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  3. Breathtaking! Glad you pulled over!

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  4. What an amazing view! And what a great opportunity. I wish I will some time stumble upon a rising moon. It must have been magical.

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  5. Incredible and absolutely gorgeous!

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  6. WOW! Absolutely stunning, Val!

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  7. Amazing shot, Val! Beautiful.

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  8. That's an absolute must stop. Nice capture.

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  9. Wow! What a great catch! This is a beautiful photo!

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  10. I can't believe you were able to capture that! You're channelling Ansel Adams. I can't even begin to try to come up with words for it.

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  11. Thanks for all the enthusiastic kudos, everyone. I felt pretty lucky to be in the right place, at the right time, and to have my camera with me!

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  12. The moon rising over the mountains is simply wonderful!

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  13. What can i say that hasn't been said, Stunning!

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  14. Amazing capture!! Where are the ghosts and goblins?

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  15. I saw this in the Village..it's gorgeous!

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  16. This is absolutely breathtaking! It's definitely is one of those 'wow' moments!

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  17. Oh my God, Val, I am speechless. That is an absolutely stunning picture. I would love to just witness that.

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  18. Awesomely atmospheric! A perfect moon shot...

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  19. Spectacular! How fortunate that your friend saw it and had the presence of mind to yell for you to pull over!

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  20. Really great shot. Never got a moon rise yet. But they say never say never.

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  21. Wow! What a shot! What a perfect moment to capture!

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  22. Very nice shot, beautiful location.

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