Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Winter moon & light

©2015 Barry Smith - Leaf silhouette  - out of focus moon 
Ok I know - I'm a bit obsessed with photos of the moon and the light in the valley; but what can one do when nature offers such beauty. The dark clear nights and mornings of winter offer the perfect opportunity to see the moon just before day breaks; and the morning walks are starting in the dark as you can see from the photo below - the lights across the valley are the Brisbane Port and CBD - about 80klm away.

©Barry Smith - Valley silhouette
But I was talking about the moon - a few shots from Monday morning, Tuesday night and this morning. The zoom photos of the moon were taken with our Canon SX50HS.

©2015 Barry Smith - First Winter moon - 4am Monday 1/6
©2015 Barry Smith - First Winter morning moon - 4am Monday 1/6
©2015 Barry Smith - Evening moon - Tuesday 2/6
©2015 Barry Smith - Evening moon - Tuesday 2/6

©2015 Barry Smith - Moonlit leaf silhouette.
©2015 Barry Smith - Leaf silhouette - blurry moon
©2015 Barry Smith - Morning moon - Wednesday 3/6 
©2015 Barry Smith - Morning moon - Wednesday 3/6  - note the rotation of the moon from evening to morning
©2015 Barry Smith - Moon setting through cloud
©2015 Barry Smith - iPhone pano of sunrise and moonset
©2015 Barry Smith - iPhone zoom on the moonset
I think the above are worth getting up in the dark and cold for.

©2015 Barry Smith - Extraordinary morning light floods the valley
And as you can see from the photo above there is the gorgeous colours in the valley created by the sunrising and moon setting


  1. Your moonshots always amaze. Beautiful!

  2. I am so amazed at the details of your moon shots. Breathtaking. Thank you for sharing.

  3. Just showing your moon shots to the children and we are all so impressed with your skills. We love watching the moon so it is wonderful to see it so vividly. Thank you, B, for so many beautiful photos.

  4. Hi AA, S & C - it is not hard when one is a little obsessed with the moon; and when one has a good point band shoot camera. C - glad the children liked the detail. Buying the camera was a lucky stroke. All - go well. B


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