Wednesday, February 8, 2012

February Moon Magic

Last night after dinner I thought I would take a drive to find the moon.
I went down my street for a few miles and turned right. 
Then I saw it, a beautiful magenta moon coming up over the local country market. 
I quickly pulled over in an Amish farm driveway and started snapping. Within minutes it had gone from red to orange to golden. You can even see in the middle photos as it's making the transition, rising above the atmospheric particles that give it the red color to our eyes. 






Here's what it looks like when a car passes, kind of neat.


And two shots of the moon a few days earlier before it was full. 


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17 comments:

Screaming Feline said...

You must of caught it earlier then me when I went out it was white and I swear brighter then usual. Gorgeous shots, love the orange and yellow one!

Gail H. Ragsdale said...

These are some of the most beautiful photos I have seen! I am not successful taking Moon photos and am green with envy on yours ;)

Crystal said...

So gorgeous! You and Gail are amazing photographers!

Heart of a Cowgirl said...

Absolutely gorgeous! What a scene you captured.

Robin Larkspur said...

The moon is very important to me, and you have taken such magickal photos...so perfect!!

Tammie Lee said...

gorgeous, each and every photograph is such a treat to see, wow!

Studio at the Farm said...

What amazing photos, Jen! Here, the moon was a lovely peach color, and extremely bright, but that magenta ... WOW!!!

Rue said...

Amazing shots! I love the contrast between the moon, the darkness and the twinkle lights at the market. Really great photos!

TARYTERRE said...

I LOVE full moons. You captured it well. LOVE the farm shots, but my favorite is seeing it through the tree.

thecrazysheeplady said...

HOLY COW!!! These are incredible! The composition is outstanding!

CameraCruise said...

Wow, gorgeous!

Michael Reznicek said...

Looks like your quest to find the moon was stunningly successful! A night trip worth taking. You caught the magic of the moon.

Linda said...

That was my comment up above. My husband was signed into my computer, so google recorded me as him. lol. However, I'm sure he'd agree with me!

Lin said...

How come the moon is prettier where you are??? ;)

BeBe said...

Whoa!! I am fascinated by the moon.

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

looks on fire :D very nice photos

Dom said...

Wow. Absolutely stunning.