Nearly Wordless Wednesday

For those unlucky enough to experience the beauty of April’s final full moon, I present the following:

Full moon shortly after it climbed high enough to view.

Full moon shortly after it climbed high enough to view.

I’m pretty sure there’s a trick to capturing shots like this, so if anyone wants to let me in on it, I’d be grateful!

18 thoughts on “Nearly Wordless Wednesday

  1. I’m having a little chuckle here – I think you’ve done what I often do, and that’s leave out an important word. Can you find it? 😉

    As for photographing the moon – not a clue, here. I think it involves such esoterica as using manual settings, and maybe a zoom lens. But I don’t know. I let other people take that kind of photo, and limit myself to making appreciative noises.

    • Yikes, I actually left out a word? An important word? Oh, no! Say it isn’t so, Linda! Now you’ve got me puzzled, though. I’ve read through this about five additional times and can’t find my oopsie. Please, please point it out so I can change it and get rid of the egg on my face!!

      • Well, maybe it’s just me! But I thought you meant to say,

        “For those unlucky enough NOT to experience the beauty of April’s final full moon..”

        I couldn’t imagine why experiencing the beauty of the moon would be unlucky! LOL

        • AAAGH, you’re 100 percent right! Shame on me! As one of those conscientious Virgos — and an English major, to boot! — I like to think I’m beyond stuff like that. Thank you for pointing out that I’m not!!

        • It’s just like when I’m varnishing. I can completely miss a spot, then someone comes along and points it out. Sometimes I can’t even see it then – they have to show me exactly where it is! LOL

  2. Debbie, I am SUCH a lover of the moon, so I thoroughly enjoyed this shot. The only shots of the moon I’ve ever been able to get are during daylight, just before dusk.

    WOW! Outstanding capture!!!!! Love the clarity, sharpness and color!

    And whatever the trick is, you got it!

    Thanks for sharing, dear lady!


    • Ron, you’re a dear, both for taking time to visit AND for offering such a lovely compliment! I wish my camera could have captured the moon’s beauty as my eyes did, though. It was breath-taking that night!
      Have a splendid Wednesday!!

  3. Love the moon too, and night gardens and strolls at night under a full moon. The last time I tried to capture one was in October – and it’s difficult. I think you did a beautiful job and I’m over here appreciating you for sharing it.

    • Thank you, Barb. I’m glad I was able to share it with you. Sorry I couldn’t also share how peaceful that night was (but it sounds like you’ve experienced some of that!). Night strolls around a quiet neighborhood are so magical!

  4. Capturing the moment is all that matters. I’m howling at that moon picture! Nice. I would love to know about that “missed word.” cause if I found it, I would immediately assume you had been kidnapped and your blog had been taken over by evil moon posting forces. I would gather the masses to gather the funds to pay the randsom. Yes, I assume and jump to conclussions. On the other hand I might do a happy dance and not feel so alone as I substitute show for shoe and miss it 50 times.

    • Kb, thank you for making me feel better! Check Linda’s post above — yes, I really DID omit a word. And to think I read and proofed this a gazillion times, at least!! Being perfect is simply impossible, even for us persnickety Virgos, ha! I’m going to have to get used to wearing egg on my face!!

  5. Nice photo! (I can almost picture a witch on a broomstick in front of it :))

    I’ve nearly given up on moon shots (although I did get one last month…I was playing around with my blog header, and if I don’t find something better, I’ll use it next month.)

    • Thanks, Janna. I don’t know why my camera just can’t seem to capture the moon’s true loveliness! It does kind of look like an autumn moon, though, doesn’t it?!

  6. I missed it, so thanks for sharing your shot! I’ve tried so many times to capture a beautiful moon shot. The best I’ve been able to do is to frame it behind tree branches or leaves to give it some definition.

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