Thursday, January 15, 2009

Skywatch Friday......

First let me say these photos aren't very good, and I apologise for that. I did use the night setting, but I am guessing I should have done something else, please feel free to let me know what I did wrong. They were taken from our patio doors, and the frame work is from our gazebo on the deck.

However the reason I wanted to include these photos, as when I got up on Sunday morning (11th) and looked out of my kitchen window at 7am, I saw the most gorgeous full moon, and it reminded me of one of my favourite movies, Moonstruck, starring, Cher and Nicholas Cage. For the rest of the morning I was humming the tune, "When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie, that's amore." Now don't blame me if you start humming that tune!!!



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30 comments:

Winifred said...

I like these especially the one with the moon in your gazebo!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Gill, I remember that movie and also that song!!!! When I see a full moon, I always sing "Shine On--Shine On Harvest Moon." Remember that one---or am I just too old???? ha ha

Hugs,
Betsy

George said...

That song will be running through my mind until I fall asleep tonight. But your pictures make it worth it.

notesfromthefrugaltrenches.com said...

I've got the song stuck in my head now...!

Larry D said...

The moon has been wonderful here as well. And yes I am singing the song.
Great photo! Happy SWF!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

No apologies accepted because I LIKE these photos! Night shots are sooooo hard to get and you did fine!

Rudee said...

Howl, howl, howl at le la luna. I adore that movie.

Carletta said...

I too like the one with the moon in the gazebo!

I got a new camera for Christmas and hoped I could take some of the moon. Haven't practiced yet so I can't give any hints.

Deborah Godin said...

I think that's a great movie. One of my (and a lot of peoples') fave lines - Snap out of it!! I think the moon is notoriously difficult to get, you did well!

scrappy quilter said...

Nice pictures Gill.

Out Back said...

The full moon has been beautiful here also. Especially with the brilliant clear skies and the hills in the background. Must get myself a decent camera that will capture the moon in all its brilliance. Apparently we had king tides to correspond as well.

The pictures are great, better than any I have ever taken of the moon.

Hope you are keeping warm.

Tania

Leedra said...

Moon photos after dusk seem to be hit or miss, even with a tripod. Although the tripod helps greatly.

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david mcmahon said...

I'm humming the tune!

Julie said...

7am!!! How nice.... It is Summer here and the sun is wide and bright by 6am. I miss that little bit of extra sleep :)
I love your photos and am very pleased you posted them :)
Happy SWF!

Ruth said...

The full moon was spectacular this month. Lovely night shots.

The Good Life in Virginia said...

i think you captured the moon just fine...i am learning the ins/outs of snapping night shots as well.

that was a great movie...

thanks for sharing with us :)

Dorothy said...

Hi Gill,
Nice Skywatch pictures! I posted a moon picture the other day when it was full and one of the comments was about that song, so it was in my head all day!
How do you survive there with it being so cold!!! It's 24 degrees and we think that's cold here in the deep south USA.

Larry Jordan said...

Oh sure Gill. Thanks for getting my favorite Dean Martin song stuck in my head. I do like the shot through the gazebo.

Wheeeennnn the moon hits your eye.....

Guy D said...

Cool shots Gill, thanks for sharing.

Cheers!
Regina In Pictures

Tracey McBride said...

Enchanting. Thank you for taking the trouble to share.
Warmly,
Tracey
P.S. I love that movie too!

Sioux said...

OOOOHhh...beautiful moon shots. I especially like the middle one!

Gina said...

The tune is on my head... my mind is in the moon. Beautiful pictures. You did well. I also prefer the one in the gazebo!

Patricia said...

I loved the photos!! I remember I saw the movies too...and I know the song...in fact now I am singing (thanks to you!)...besides I love the full moon too :)
Have a wonderful weekend!
Thanks for cheer me up!
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Reader Wil said...

These shots are better than my moon shots! So there's nothing wrong with them! Have a nice weekend!

RuneE said...

All is allowed in SWF ;-)

fishing guy said...

Gill: I do like the shot through the bridge, cool idea.

ViennaDaily said...

I wasnt able to take photos of the big moon when it was full this last week...:( Thanks for sharing your shots, beautiful set! (Unfortunately, I havent seen the movie..) Happy weekend!

cheshire wife said...

Maybe you are not happy with the photos but they look pretty good to me.

gnometree said...

THey are better than my pictures of the moon! I never have great success with moon photography. I do know that full moons are harder to photograph because the light is reflecting straight back at us and is very bright. Also a friend told me I should use a filter when photographing the full moon - to reduce glare

gel said...

Hi,
This moon love likes your photos a lot and that song!