11/14/08

Skywatch Friday


I went out to catch a sunset, turned around and spotted a far better shot of the moon, perfectly framed through our Cottonwood tree!

This photo was taken with Shutter Priority and flash, there has been no enhancement to the colouring, as a few have asked. It was looking into the east away from the sunset, which was also magnificent and that maybe why the blue is so intense?

If you'd like to join in, go to the Skywatch site.

44 comments:

Coloradolady said...

Really nice shot. Love the colors in the photo. Have a great weekend.

Suzanne said...

Oh I love your photos. I am glad you got the moon and the blue is just so amazing Happy SWF..

Pearl Maple said...

Amazing photo, fantastic colours and great photo for sky watch friday. Always interesting to find how many different views we all have from different parts of the globe. Thanks for sharing.

Photo Cache said...

That is some moon, that picture could launch a thousand Scary Movies.

pamokc said...

Gorgeous, well done. Well seen even!

Reggy said...

this phote touched me. something "magic" over it.

Louise said...

Blue, blue! Glad you turned around; this is fantastic!

Dewdrop said...

Spooky... all I could think was the legend of sleepy hollow. I love the way you captured that.

I'm so glad I'm not alone in the milky way thing. Thanks for the sympathy!!! :O)

ReluctantFarmChik said...

Are these touched up? The blue is so intense - breathtakingly so! Lovely - however it was achieved.

david mcmahon said...

Stunning shots.

shutterhappyjenn said...

It's like seeing a scene from the movie! The pictures were well captured. Great job!

My SWF photos are posted here and here. Please stop by if you have some time. Thanks!

Larry D said...

Really cool shot of that moon! Happy SWF!

Melissa's Cozy Tea Time Readings said...

Love intensity of the blue. Happy swf!

alicesg said...

Very beautiful photo for SWF. Love the way you snap the moon behind those trees. It looked very mysterious. Have a nice weekend.

Rob (Inukshuk Adventure) said...

Those are really stunning shots. That blue is so intense.

Brit' Gal Sarah said...

Reluctant Farm Chick - absolutely no touch-up on these with Photoshop. Just taken with shutter priority and this is how they came out. At the time the sky was in that deep transition phase from sunset to dark, which I think helped.

Indrani said...

Spooky settings!

Anna's Spot said...

Thanks for the beautiful pictures of the moon- I caught a picture of the moon at Cathedral Rock last weekend ~ http://www.yellowcanaryalert.org It was pretty awesome there too. I hope you are doing well Sarah. I just finished my last exam for the time being so hopefully I will get to come and visit your blog - at least for a while.
Have a beautiful day.
Anna

Grammy said...

I love your photos they are amazing.
Happy SWF!

Kay said...

Very cool, Sarah! That was a wonderful idea! Have a great, peaceful weekend.

ilanadavita said...

Lovely captures!

Leslie: said...

Oh, what a gorgeous shot - love how you caught it through the tree! :D

vincibene said...

Wonderful romantic pictures!

AphotoAday said...

Soooo coool...

Rocky Mtn. Girl said...

This is very impressive... the rich blue color is amazing!!
~Michele~
Mountain Retreat- Canada

Dirk said...

Well done. Great colours, the blue sky looks unnatural. Thanks for sharing this with us

Carol said...

Spooky and ethereal. Magnificent colors!!

Congrats on your POD award!

Mary said...

Great pics, Sarah.

Jacque said...

ok, so far this is my favorite...stunning!

'A Tuscan view.....from Umbria' said...

Wow! That's a beautiful moon shot. I love the idea of a Cottonwood tree too it sounds so American. Thank you so much for your kind words over at our blog. You were the first commenter and you really made our day and then you linked it too, that's so generous. You're a real pal, Gal! Have a great weekend. amanda

CrazyCath said...

Those colours are so intense! Beautiful.

Over from David's.

P-TER said...

Amazing beautiful photographs
Gr.
P-TER

Sherri said...

Sarah, what a great shot! Love the colors!

Snapper said...

Brilliant photos. Hope you survive the culture shock. Cheers from BC!

Geoff said...

Good pictures. Nice shots of the moon. Great photos.

Jill of All Trades said...

Wow, that blue is awesome. Great pics.

Sandradb said...

Indeed original, and magical sky color...blue, blue, really blue :-). Magnificent!

Daryl said...

Blue Moon ... lovely and congrats on David's Post of the Day!

:-Daryl

ellen b. said...

Oh these photos should illustrate some book. I could just almost see the words on the page! Gorgeous shots...

Winifred said...

That's brilliant! Love that blue!

Gaelyn said...

An absolutely outstanding shot. Perfect frame.

Rhea said...

Nice photos!! I got a picture of our sky this evening, and it was amazing...the clouds looked like icy fingers. I'll post it soon, it was like nothing I have ever seen before.

shaker said...

Great colors !

Michelle said...

Great pic.
I think I was outside that night. So nice that you were able to capture it.