Wednesday, May 15, 2013


On the 25 April Fiona and I got up at 3.30am to attend a dawn service. I was surprised to see the moon in full glory heading towards the western horizon but still high in a dark sky. The morning was clear so I dashed out to take a few photos before heading to the service.

Thought I might share a few shots of that dark clear morning.

©2013 Barry Smith - Early morning moon 1
©2013 Barry Smith - Early morning moon 2
©2013 Barry Smith - Early morning moon 3
I took a few more photos over the next day or two. The moon was then setting with the sun up. First set with colour and contrast just before and after dawn.

©2013 Barry Smith - Moon just before sunrise 1
©2013 Barry Smith - Early morning moon 2
©2013 Barry Smith - Early morning moon at sunrise 1
©2013 Barry Smith - Moon setting at sunrise
©2013 Barry Smith - Early morning - sun and moon glow
And then pale moon on a blue sky with the sun well up in the eastern sky.

©2013 Barry Smith - Pale moon on blue 1
©2013 Barry Smith - Pale moon on blue 2
I never get sick of the cool brilliance of the moon. These photos were not taken with the iPhone.


  1. These took my breath away! The orange moons are amazing. All are stunning, thanks.

  2. beautiful...reminds me of one of your bowls...

  3. WOW. holy moon batman. nice work, barry.

  4. VA, J, L, V & JM - I just knew I had to share those photos - sometimes one is just lucky to get the clear sky and the brilliance of the moon in one go; and the camera was up to the task - ant-shake these days helps a lot. VA - just looking at it was amazing but through the lens even more so - breath-away is right. J - speechless - unbelievable!!! L - I had not thought about the moon and bowl connection but I think you are right. V- nature just put on a good show. JM - thanks. Go well B

  5. I like it a wonderful place with this excellent moon! Nice pictures!.

  6. These are beautiful. Can you share with us what type of camera you used?

  7. L & CM - thank you. Camera? Canon PowerShot SX50HS. Go well. B


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