Wednesday, March 08, 2006

November's Full Moon


Blogger micki said...

We had missed October's awesome Harvest Moon, so I thought we'd better try to get November's full moon shot before winter set in and the moon rose smaller. It was very warm that night, and the boys and my youngest daughter wouldn't stay out of the sand. I finally gave in and allowed them to play. While I was taking pictures of the moon with the camera loaded with color film, I looked up from the viewfinder and saw this great shot. Took it with the black and white loaded camera. As precious as this shot is, it followed closely to a conversation that went something like this:

Mom, we can't keep Adrick out of the water!

Mom, Logan keeps taking his clothes off!

Are you almost done? Can we leave now!!

The van was a mess the next morning.

Top photo: Konica Minolta 70 Fuji HQ ISO 100 1/90 f-11 Autofocus/Manual exposure Sigma 70-300 zoom lens

Bottom photo: Minolta Maxxum 7000 Kodak TMax ISO 400 1/45 f-5.6 Program Mode Exposure Adjustment +1.0 Minolta 70-300mm zoom lens

7:37 AM  
Anonymous Suby said...

Like both shots, but especially love the bottom shot. Makes me want to go awwwwwww :) Love B&W images. Nice capture. Well done.

7:42 AM  
Blogger 2shea said...

2 good moody shots, well done micki!

7:50 AM  
Blogger Laurie said...

Beautiful shots. I love the shades in the top one, and the composition of the second is wonderful.

8:03 AM  
Anonymous emma said...

heheh - what a lovely family you have. perfect shots.

8:44 AM  
Anonymous Ashish Sidapara said...

Sounds like alot of fun! Both shots look superb in b&w, however my fav. is the top one.

9:11 AM  
Blogger Monterey John said...

Micki, two wonderful shots. I know what it is like to try to meter in funny light, and you have done a super job here. Good work.

9:12 AM  
Anonymous ana said...

Ha ha. Sounds like a lot of commotion, but totally worth it! Lovely shots!

9:45 AM  
Anonymous outdoorexposure said...

beautiful moon shot i like the clouds and color tone:-) nice mood...also as the bw shot:-)

11:19 AM  
Blogger Sandy said...

I only have one and it amazes me the amount of whining sometimes! These are both lovely and in time you will probably forget the dialogue that went with it:).(Or maybe not).

12:20 PM  
Anonymous Jessica said...

what a great shot! a sweet silhouette of your fam;)

12:21 PM  
Blogger Brent Vermilyea said...

Micki, wouldn't this be awesome if these two shots were merged together? At first, I thought the two shots (both landcape orientation) were really one large vertical shot. It tricked me at first. Either way, I like both images very much.

1:20 PM  
Anonymous BobC said...

Very nice, I thought it was one shot at first.

1:25 PM  
Blogger Donncha said...

Nice shots, I like the second one more though, and especially the old look to it!


1:36 PM  
Anonymous Danielle said...

I love the coloring on the bottom one. Very pretty.

1:57 PM  
Blogger jenn see said...

nice to see an autumn moon in the springtime...

2:38 PM  
Anonymous John said...

Nice shots and the family group.

3:06 PM  
Anonymous afraidtosee said...

These shots work beautifully together. I love the compressed perspective and high-key tone of the family shot (Good use of Tmax there.. hehe) and the color of the moonrise is wonderfully subtle.

4:36 PM  
Blogger samcam said...

Beautiful pictures. I love the second one.. Potray's togetherness to me! Btw, thanks for your comment at my blog.

4:56 PM  
Blogger CurlyToes said...

Two super photos. Like the way the cloud is prodding the moon and the pastel colours. It's a good exposure in hard conditions there (the bright moon, and all). There's some dust spots from the scan, and dark patches at the sides which should probably be cloned out. I love the bottom shot! It's excellent. Great tones, and a nice feeling.

5:19 PM  
Anonymous àsìkò said...

nice shot

5:38 PM  
Blogger Dia said...

I always liked photos of the full moon, have something mystical in them, very beautiful photo :)

But the one I really love is the 2nd one, it made smile and smile, I think you can be the happiest person in the world in that moment, all your family happy kids together and playing :) :)

6:13 PM  
Anonymous Jide Alakija said...

This is a lovely capture. You can just see the unity and love in the shot at the bottom.

7:28 PM  
Anonymous Gavin said...

Great shot of the moon, it's huge! I've never seen it that big before. Wonderful.

7:49 PM  
Anonymous david said...

Great moon shot - I love to take photos of full moons! cheers :)

8:12 PM  
Blogger Ash said...

Great post, i just LOVE the second one!

8:29 PM  
Anonymous suresh said...

Nice shot. I love the first one. Horizon slightly tilted on one side.

10:46 PM  
Anonymous joel said...

lol it is funny how I sometimes sterotype a moment to find out later I was totally wrong... good stuff.

10:48 PM  
Blogger Sidney said...

Beautiful shot! Nice you posted both pictures together. Nice family picture! Must have been great to watch the moon together !

10:59 PM  
Blogger PlasticTV said...

The coarse grains add a journalistic feel to the pictures. Must have been hard keeping an eye on the kids while keeping track of exposure time. :)

3:31 AM  
Anonymous garyx said...

Great family shot. Nice one.

3:48 AM  
Blogger Abe said...

I like this ... what a great mood this foto shares. Excellent!

6:53 AM  
Blogger ndiginiz said...

Tena koe ehoa
I have or rather had, the same kinda of shot with my 2 daughters running into the sea holding each others hand.
My bad file management skills at that time lead to that image being wrongly deleted from my PC never to be seen again.
Bummed out I was tempted to restage the image but didn't want to falsify the emotive situation with acting.
Your image has exactly the same feelings of comaraderie togetherness and strenght in unity that my never to be seen again image had..

7:34 AM  

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