Yesterday we enjoyed a beautiful evening. I took advantage of July’s blue moon and the discovery of my camera’s zoom function to snap over 70 photographs of a breathtaking moonrise. Experimenting with and without the flash and adjusting the zoom I got some interesting shots, the best of which are posted below..
I got outside as the full moon appeared over the horizon. It lifted off the hilltop, leaving a shimmering wake as it glided skyward behind a flat gray cloud..
A wispy cloud lent the appearance of a polar cap that melted into shadow as the moon continued its ascent.
Illuminating clouds and windmill. (This windmill, incidentally, stands on a hill about five miles away.)
Orange at first, the moon’s color changed to yellow with the height.
This shot, taken through evergreen foliage, has a surreal look..
I adjusted the zoom and got these tranquil shots.