Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Super Moon!


The super 'perigree' moon on Saturday was as big as she's been in 18 years. I got a few neat shots the night before. I had the lighting on my camera set to 'tungsten' and got this shot that made her look blue.


Then, I eagerly awaited her appearance on Saturday night when she was at her fullest.
At first I had to drive out to meet her since she wasn't visable from my backyard.


She was an awesome shade of orange as she rose above the horizon.
Ever wonder why the moon is orange?


About 30 minutes later she was golden.


And then a beautiful silvery white before I went to bed.


I hope you had a chance to see the full perigree moon.
If you want to be blown away by some really neat full moon photos, click here!

13 comments:

Molly @ A Bit O' Shine said...

You got some gorgeous shots! I was SO bummed because it was cloudy and then right as the moon rose the clouds cleared away enough to see it and create some spooky glowing effects around it.

Studio at the Farm said...

Fabulous photos! I appreciate seeing them, as it was cloudy here.

Paint Girl said...

Beautiful! Just beautiful!
We went to a friends house that night, sat by the bonfire and admired the moon. Forgot the camera though...

Robin Larkspur said...

Beautiful Moon photos! We saw her here, but our photos were disappointing! And thanks for the link to the other photos!!

Zan Asha said...

This also happens to be the VIRGO moon (as a Virgo, this made me very happy!)...lovely pics as always, Jen!

Nancy said...

I did get the chance, and you know it was actually a random one. In a moment when my bf got up to go to the bathroom at Chick Fil A that night, I was alone in our booth facing another woman who was alone in the next booth. She pointed and mentioned it and I was awe struck. Amazing.

Jessie McCandless said...

You always manage to get the most beautiful pictures! I tried to take a picture of it and didn't get anything usable at all. You have great skills :)

Amber said...

The first picture is both eerie and inviting. You captured her beautifully!

Faerie Moon Creations said...

I DID get to see it! Your photos are absolutely stunning. Thanks for sharing them. I got to relive the beauty all over again! Theresa

hosted outlook said...

You have clicked some lovely shots! Thanks for sharing!

Erica Lea said...

Wonderful photos! No luck here, as it's been cloudy and rainy for days. Kind of funny, since this is sunny California, lol!

Dom said...

Stunning.

^..^Corgidogmama said...

...Utterly magical!