Saturday, September 5, 2009

Moon and clouds

Kind of lonely here at the old homestead -- my wife is away for a few days visiting friends on Cape Cod. I do have the dogs for company, but as you might guess, it's not quite the same.

Late last night I stepped outside for a few minutes to get some air, and let the dogs run around, and was greeted by a very dramatic view of the moon partly hidden behind some ominous clouds. As I gazed at this scene, I wondered if Jeannine was seeing something similar down at the Cape. Probably not, as she tends to go to turn in before I do, but maybe she'd stayed up that night and was down on the beach right at that moment, staring up at the moon as she listened to the waves massaging the shore.

I don't know enough about photography to really try to capture these sublime moments, but I did know enough to realize that the minute shaking of my hands as I pressed the shutter button would probably ruin this shot, so I grabbed my TrekPod and set the camera on it. I also set the self-timer for ten seconds, which I figured would give the camera time eough to stop whatever small oscillations had begun when I pressed the shutter button and released the camera. And I think it worked pretty well.

The final result, while okay, doesn't come close to capturing exactly how moody this scene was. -- PL


Anonymous said...

i think this picture is amazing! you are lucky to have seen it in person as im sure it must have been a nice view.

~ tOkKa said...

-->> It's a scene from the next ' Twilight' film !!

Tyrgermanic said...

cool picture,it looked the same here across the country.
ive tried that before and
i think you need a better camera to get the effect of clouds right.

dont mention twilight,tokka,man.
its so bad the acting makes less sense than the story somehow.
it only seems impossible.

ya,i know im on a TMNT site.
but..elias koteas can act.

Sarah The Anime Librarian said...

I love this. It has a wonderful 1930's hammer film quality to it.