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Make sure to see the moon LAST night (pics added)
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Author:  khl [ Thu Oct 25, 2007 5:32 pm ]
Post subject:  Make sure to see the moon LAST night (pics added)

The position of the moon (its' closeness to the earth) will make tonight's moon appear larger than at any other time this year. If you've got clear skies, go take a look. Those of you in the west might still get to see it rise (when it's even bigger). I'm going out tonight (weather permitting) and taking a look -- if it's clear, I'll try to get pictures. [-o<

Author:  Susan [ Fri Oct 26, 2007 5:43 am ]
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It was interesting to read your post because Adrian called me to the window yesterday to point out that the moon was much closer than usual. Adrian has a better eye than me for these things.

Author:  Blackhawk [ Fri Oct 26, 2007 6:54 am ]
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I saw it just as it came up over the horizon. It was gorgeous! I've given up trying to get a decent pic of the moon, though. Even with ten power zoom, it's tiny in my pictures.

Author:  DonHen [ Fri Oct 26, 2007 10:04 am ]
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Wow, it was beautiful in the desert sky over the east valley of Phoenix.
I agree, I never get a decent picture of the moon unless its contrasted to a mountain or tree just as its rising.

I marvel at those dark patches that indicate topography, I marvel that I sat in a Christian Camp as a Counselor in 1969 when we first landed there.

I marvel that the sun also rises each day. Better stop before I began to wax Hemingwayisms and get all philosopical. Thanks Keith for the reminder to go outside.

Don

Author:  khl [ Fri Oct 26, 2007 9:06 pm ]
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I'm glad some of you got to see this. For me the moonrise wasn't as great as it might have been, but once it was up, things were really bright. Blackhawk's right that a good picture of the moon is hard with out mega zoom lenses. But here are a few from last night that you might like, even if the moon isn't all that great in these.

I looked west/northwest. No Moon.
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I looked south/southeast. No Moon.
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Finally I looked east. Ah, there it is.
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This one would have been fine, IF It had been simply a kind of impressionistic painting.
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Author:  khl [ Fri Oct 26, 2007 9:15 pm ]
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By the way, I'm guessing that tonight's moonrise when it's dark will still be pretty good. (I think this is usually about 45 minutes later than it was the night before.) Might still be worth a look.

Author:  ConnieS [ Fri Oct 26, 2007 9:46 pm ]
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Keith, those pictures are gorgeous. I like the impressionist painting one.

Author:  Jim Wright [ Fri Oct 26, 2007 10:08 pm ]
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I am with Connie .. I like them all but the impressionist painting is really a keeper ... you did good. Now .. could you send me tickets and a map so that I can be there for the next full moon??? I want to see the water .. and the rocks and visit Pearl ....

I know you teachers got all the money .. my wife is one and she never gives me any of it! :D

Author:  Judy K [ Fri Oct 26, 2007 10:46 pm ]
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Nice shots, Keith!

Author:  TheSpoonMan [ Sat Oct 27, 2007 12:04 am ]
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ConnieS wrote:
Keith, those pictures are gorgeous. I like the impressionist painting one.


What she said. Love em!

Author:  Adrian [ Sat Oct 27, 2007 2:34 am ]
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Keith's with a paintbrush filter.


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Mine, but less artistic

Author:  Shan [ Sat Oct 27, 2007 4:47 am ]
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Beautiful pictures, Keith! Reminds me of our vacation to Hawaii 10 years ago. Nice thought, first thing in the morning.

I like yours, too, Adrian. How on earth did you take that picture! Wow!

Author:  Adrian [ Sat Oct 27, 2007 7:38 am ]
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Keith. I have your picture on my wall now! I took the liberty to process it very slightly.

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Author:  Adrian [ Sat Oct 27, 2007 7:50 am ]
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Shan wrote:
I like yours, too, Adrian. How on earth did you take that picture! Wow!


It's quite poor quality as photographs go. No tricks here other than to use a tripod. Kept the shutter speed above 1/15 as the moon is moving quite quickly and will blur with a long shutter speed. In PS darkened the sky using Levels and sharpened with USM. Quick and painless.

Author:  Scarlet [ Sat Oct 27, 2007 8:50 am ]
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Amazing pictures!

Author:  Revles [ Sat Oct 27, 2007 1:32 pm ]
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some great and stirring pictures here...............real sense of mystery in some of them.love em.Les.

Author:  khl [ Sat Oct 27, 2007 1:37 pm ]
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Thanks for the comments all. I'm glad you liked the pictures. Adrian's touch ups are nice, too.

Jim: Sorry I can't quite afford to fly you over. (Maybe if I sold all my whistles?) But you and the wife are welcome to come and visit. We've got a guest bedroom with a large queen-size futon and private bath. Come by sometime.

(Then again, better check with Blackhawk. He came and visited me and, well, he's too polite to say I'm either a bad influence on people or that I'm just plain annoying. I noticed that after his visit here, he all the sudden packed things up and took off to China. Strange.)

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