Chasing the moon

Frustrated with my lack of success with last night’s Full Moon, I went out tonight to capture the Waxing Gibbous Moon, which I actually prefer to shoot because the craters become more visible as the moon leaves its full moon stage. [According to the Farmer’s AlmanacNovember’s Full Moon is traditionally known as the Beaver Moon because it was the time to set traps before the waters froze over. It was also called the Full Frost Moon.]IMG_4963

I am glad that I went out tonight to try to lasso the moon because, while waiting for the moon to rise, I found some pretty cool reflections in the pond and some interesting contrast of light and shadow.IMG_4948-2

Reflections of car tail lights

Reflections of car tail lights

My favorite

My favorite

Waxing Gibbous Moon (92%)
Waxing Gibbous Moon (92%)

7 thoughts on “Chasing the moon

    • Trish, it’s actually lights (lighting the stairs). I was on the phone with someone and just had to hang up because I saw this scene. I shot it with the stairs reflected in the water, but that shot was pretty blah. It makes a stronger statement with the lines of the lights and stairs leading into the darkness. I think this is the best photo I’ve taken in a very long time. I’m glad you like it.

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