Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Moonstruck

Last evening, I found myself compelled to gaze at the full moon. It was beautiful, surrounded as it was by a colorful ring of light, and with clouds passing across its face. I took some woefully inadequate pictures with my digicam - this is just about the best of them:


Later, my husband, moved by the same compulsion to gaze at the moon, pulled the telescope out of its dusty corner and set it up. The following pics were taken with the digicam through the telescope in my back yard.

I'll have to get some batteries for my 35 mm SLR. I'd love to see what it can do with this kind of a shot!

7 comments:

paxromano said...

WOW!!!! GREAT SHOTS!!!

Merci said...

Thanks, Pax! Fun,too.

Doesn't it look like the moon is bouncing?

Zelda Parker said...

I too could not take my gaze away from the moon last night. I wondered when it had been quite so beautiful. Looks like you got the scoop, what great photo's for a digital, not bad.
Peace

Virginia Gal said...

Wow - what great pictures, you must have some super duper amazing camera! Such clear shots.

Joe Tornatore said...

talk about moonshine. i got to get a new camera.

Merci said...

I think it was the telescope that made the difference. ;)

Weary Hag said...

Absolutely beautiful pictures! Wow. AND ... I must thank you for giving me a wonderful idea as a Christmas present! Someone I know would LOVE a telescope. Thank you thank you thank you!