Thursday, November 13, 2008

Skywatch Friday




Here are 3 photos I took late in the afternoon yesterday, an overcast day. Before I could get my camera out of my bag (have camera will travel) the clouds that crossed the moon had moved away (#1) Then they moved back in and obscured the moon (#2) And finally, in the last shot, (#3) that little dot near the top is a helicopter flying east to west.

I know the shots aren't very clear. My camera is a Canon A710 with 6x zoom but I can't stop shooting the moon when I see it!

See other participants in Skywatch Friday here.


theteach

41 comments:

Terry said...

Really nice Teach!
I am glad that you always have your camera on hand.
I always have ever since I swiped my very first camera[at the age of 12] from Mom and Dad Golden... a square Browny 620.
I have very little success with moon pictures with my Sony digital.
These are really nice!!...love Terry

Babs (Beetle) said...

The afternoon? It looks like night time to me! Lovely shots :O)

Lois Grebowski said...

Cool! I'm glad to hear the dot isn't a UFO...LOL!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

AH! So you caught the moon. I thought about it and then...er...forgot. The shots go very well with your new blog look. And that's some turkey on your banner. ;-)

Putz said...

i can't think of anyting to blod about...in a depressive funk, but sherpa's blog is so good....she just keeps turning us all on...on obama...so cute go right now....sherpa'wanderings

Putz said...

wonderins

Putz said...

wonderin's...sherpas wonderin's

Putz said...

sherpa's with one of those things above the s, or between the a and s

Queen-Size funny bone said...

I love the turkey on your header. gobble gobble...

Terry said...

Aw...I am sorry Mary T.
I don't belong to Sky Watch. I have never been much of a joiner because I realy think that I should do the best I can at what I do belong to.
The only things I belong to is Pilgrim Pals and I will let you just guess what the other one is.
It is a great bloggers site that involves tbe color red!!
It doesn't mean to say that I will not pop in here every so often Teach.. just to say Howdy,eh?..Love Terry

imac said...

Well captured Teach, can see these ending up in Paintbox.lol.

Hildegarde said...

I like impressions such as these, with a grain in it and not very clear, not everything has to be photographically perfect to have significance.

roadgurl5 said...

Very eerie, but beautiful...happy SWF!

storyteller said...

I took a bunch of photos yesterday afternoon when the moon rose and some sunset photos at the beach too, but I’ve yet to download & look at them. Hopefully at least some will be good enough to share. I keep shooting the moon with marginal results too. I do like the eerie quality of yours today and the 'kewl' turkey in your header too ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

Leedra said...

The moon is hard to resist, for all of us.

Pagan Sphinx said...

Have camera, travel and...look up for Sky Watch's sake!! Nice work, Mary.

Desert Songbird said...

I had this same view Wednesday night. Kinda spooky and fun.

Photo Cache said...

Dont stop, keep on shooting the moon and keep on sharing it with us.

Jamie said...

Love the turkey and your photos are fantastic. Note to self: Get camera.

bobbie said...

Between them, the clouds and the moon made some lovely pictures. And the helicopter added interest.

Aileni said...

Mists and mellow fruitfulness - came to mind.

babooshka said...

The blurring actually makes them quite spooky.

TCKK said...

Beautiful photos of the moon and I love your turkey up above.

Julie said...

Isn't it odd to have the moon out in the afternoon? Very cool pictures. I'll be joining in this meme for the first time tomorrow! I took some great pics last Saturday just thinking about Skywatch.

napaboaniya said...

Though the shots ain't clear. They're still good attempts of moon shots.
Happy Skywatch and have a great weekend Mary!

boliyou said...

Nice shots. I can practically see the motions of the clouds.

Jan said...

Hi Mary, You've had better success that I, shooting the moon. I like your captures. I'm like you, always have my trusty point and shot with me.

Kahshe Cottager said...

Getting the moon to photograph well is always tricky for me but I keep doing it too! In fact I did one this week as well! Was a storm coming your way for it to be so dark in the afternoon?

My Sky Watch Photos are posted Here and Here

Rambling Woods said...

I have started carrying around a camera too...Haunting shots Mary..

dot said...

Wow, are you sure that's a helicopter? Looks like a little moon!

Carletta said...

Mary, I'm just like you. I keep trying and sometimes I get lucky.
I was on the phone just this evening with my daughter and told her let me call you back, the moon, .... it was clouds over the moon and of course I didn't get it.
Santa better be bringing a new camera!
Hildegarde has the right idea!!

magiceye said...

the pictures have a cool quality!

Grammy said...

I love your photos they are amazing.
Happy SWF!

Lew said...

I like your shots of the moon - soft and orange through the clouds.

PixieKatten said...

Neat skywatch photos. Although it doesnt look like afternoon at all.. more middle of the night. Quite cool. Happy weekend! :)

Louise said...

They have kind of an eerie glow! The moon IS a mesmerizing thing that is hard to ignore!

Dianne said...

It's beautiful mary

love the header shot, that turkey sure loves to read ;)

Daryl said...

The old devil moon .. it was truly a full moon week here ..

Great shots, Mary!

:-Daryl

Bond said...

very very cool

it has been overcast and rainy and foggy here for three days...I need the SUN!

Brit' Gal Sarah said...

Great shots, I love the moon too and posted a shot of this same moon this week :-)

Patti said...

These are great shots, interesting glow to the moon.
I love taking cloud photos, but never did Skywatch.