Houston… we have a photo-op. Earth’s moon (full), as seen from St. Louis, Missouri on April 25th 2013 at approximately 9:45 P.M. Or something like that.
Fly me to the moon…
Let me play among the stars…
– Frank Sinatra – Fly Me to the Moon (In Other Words)
About this image: digital photograph (Canon 600D) lightly modified in iPhoto
Wow, Robert! That’s fantastic! So much detail. Wonderful! 😀
Aw, thanks, S.E!
I’ve been meaning to try something like this for some time now…
Thank you very much, R.N.P!
Beautiful photo. It’s said that a rabbit lives in the moon in Japan. That’s why the shade looks a rabbit.
Thank you very much, sir!
I see! I had not heard that before – very interesting! Three is an old saying over hear about ‘The Man in the Moon’… I’m not really sure how or why that got started, though.
Awesome Moon shot! Did you just moon me?
Thank you so much!
Hahaha… I was waiting for that (I almost wrote something along those lines in the post)! 🙂
Hee hee hee, we think alike grasshopper!
OMG , we had that same friggin moon right here the night before… scary !
So THAT’S why it was orbiting in an Australian Accent!
Yes , it came from down under
But… it didn’t bring me any Foster’s…
This is brilliantly portrayed SIG and just in time for my next posting, well it will be a howlingly wicked one I can tell you that, however it won’t have much to do with Medieval times but then I am running out of topics fast on that one so who knows what I will be adding next? 😦 lol One thing is always guaranteed though, when anyone calls into your Space there is always something of quality to view and this one hits the spot perfectly 🙂 Have a great rest of day SIG 🙂
Ah! Sounds very interesting! ‘Howlingly wicked’ you say? Did the ‘Teen Wolf’ quote I was considering using for today wind-up over at your site today, Andro? I’m guessing that’s unlikely – you seem to maintain much higher quality control measures than I do! Either way, I guess I’ll just have to head over and check it out!
And thank you very much for your generous comment, sir! I hope you have a good one as well, Andro!
I was going to add a few high Teen Wolves to this batch but then I decided that we are trying to be good 🙂 Well I am anyway 😉 lol Thank you for calling over to see the howlers SIG you are always welcome in my Space 🙂
Hahaha… oh, no! I’m afraid what I said sounded a bit wrong… I meant to say that Teen Wolf movie with Michael J. Fox (which come to think of it I’ve never even seen)!
And thank you so much, Andro! I very much appreciate the hospitality, sir!
Terrific shot! My photos of the moon usually resemble a speck of dusk on the lens.
Also, saw this comic strip from Mutts last week and thought of you. (The Dude abides.)
Aw, thanks, Ms. C! 300mm is about the shortest lens as I’ve seen recommended for this kind of thing… and that’s my max / what I used here (and I still had to do a LOT of cropping to get even this close).
Hahaha… thank you for sharing that, Ms. C! That strip really tied my Monday together…
Now you’ve got me singing that song, “Fly Me to the Moon.” 🙂 That IS a terrific shot! I can almost see________ from my house.
Hahaha… usually when I start singing I wind up with a mob of folks demanding I take a flight to the moon!
I posted on FB that was taken at about the same time. I was pretty happy with mine, but you definitely got even more detail. NICE!!! I just love the moon 🙂
There must have been something lunar in the air, LB!
So far this is about as good a shot as I’ve been able to get… a lot of the articles I’ve read seem to recommend equipment above 300mm if possible (but that’s my max and what I used here – I definitely had to do more cropping than I’d have liked to)!
Many thanks, good sir!
Oh, how I love the moon, especially when it’s full, Robert! This is gorgeous! And, I love that Sinatra song. It’s one of my all time favorites. This is a great way to start the week!
I’m so happy to hear that, Amy – thank you! I was pretty excited to see there weren’t many clouds so I’d have a shot at this (although at some point I’d like to try a cloudy / misty / moon / trees mix, too)! It was funny – I was watching Skyfall at the time (and I couldn’t even concentrate because I kept jumping up every 5 minutes to check on the moonrise)…
Nice! I’m kind of partial to the moon. I saw it that night too, but it was too late and I was too lazy to try to photograph it.
It’s so funny you mention that, sir… because I’ve been meaning to try this for a while now (but it seemed like I was always way too tired – or there were too many clouds – or both)!
this is one of the nicest photos i have ever seen of some green cheese! seriously, a brilliant capture. thanks for sharing.
Hahaha… well, I thought I should record what it used to look like before I got out the crackers…
many thanks, P&K!
Is that taken without a telescope? Very detailed! And I love how you clarify it is EARTH’s moon, so we won’t get it confused with all the other moons one might pass in a typical day.
Hahaha… I was wondering if anyone would mention the ‘earth’ bit. I just thought I should clarify… you know… just in case any little green dudes are tuning in…
You couldn’t possibly have taken that on the 25th. It was cloudy and you couldn’t see the moon. Oops my bad. You were in St. Louis and I was in Gatorhead. All these scientific details get me confused.
Great pic. When the moon is full like that it is beautiful but sometimes it makes me act funny and have memory lapses.
Hahaha… And I thought I was the only one who lost the moon for the trees… or wait… maybe that was the forest for the moon… or… hmmm…
Anyway, I know the feeling, Bo! Although I’m usually acting funny and having memory lapses anyway (so I definitely look forward to the moon showing up for a good excuse)!
Amaaaaaaazing. I have a feeling that this picture could never be taken in NYC. I also have a feeling that you jacked this from some NASA website somewhere, because the edges look too crisp not to have come from the lasso tool. CAUGHT YOU.
You have such a good eye, U.M… and you’ve set me up perfectly for my latest installment of the ‘I miss my Photoshop’ rant: Reason number 256 I miss Photoshop ISSSSSS… No masking / selective sharpening (I would love to do a hair less sharpening at the edges but more yet on the interior)… *sigh*
GORGEOUS. And now you can tell everyone that you mooned us.
Hahaha… well, you know… sometimes actions are scarier than words…
Thanks for sharing this perfect shot Bob 🙂
And thank you for your kindness, my friend!
Thank you very much!
This is nothing like the lumpy, blurry mess in my shots! Beautiful, and I love the sparkle spots!
I sincerely doubt that, Ms. K… I suspect you are being far too modest (as usual)!
And I’m so happy to hear you liked it!
Nice work. That must have taken some patience. It surely does make you want to play amongst the stars.
Why, thank you! It wasn’t too bad – except that I made the mistake of putting in a movie while I was waiting for the moon to climb (I was a real challenge trying to focus on the movie)!
SO cool! Fabulous capture. You seem to mention St. Louis from time to time. That is where I am from….fun place. Love my Cardinals!!! Blessings, Robyn
Oh, I see! I don’t think I knew you were from St. Louis! I am originally from North Dakota, but my wife has lived here all her life. I do have to say that the winters are a bit warmer… and by a bit, I mean a WHOLE lot!
I actually grew up and hour outside of STL in Illinois, the other side of Belleville. But, went to college in STL and lived there for almost 15 years until my husband drug me away to the East Coast which I love and now call home. This will be fun for me to see your images taken in and around my old stomping grounds…I know the city and suburbs well.
Oh, I see! I went to school here, too (Fontbonne – which I really enjoyed / miss)! Although having lived here you know that it probably would have been more common for me to tell you what high-school I went to (if it applied, of course)! 🙂
Hey if you look really close you can see a space cowboy.
Hahaha… must be the wild-west side of the moon!
Fab detail on the moon. I like it pale that way almost as much as I love it when it is warm and orange as it rises.
Thanks, Red… it’s pretty cool how many different ‘looks’ the moon has, isn’t it?!
She is the star of the night sky!
Very awesome. This pic could have been in Smallville, which technically is just one state over from where you live.
Hahaha… I’m pretty sure I’ve spent some time there…
WOW!!! Looks like YOU flew to the moon and were playng around with the stars when you shot this beautiful image!!
Aw, thanks, Juana! Very, very much! To tell you the truth I’ve been told I’m probably from a different planet before, so it’s funny I haven’t done more of this sort of thing! 😉
Ahhh…I miss the moon! And miss my telescope! I have to take some moon shot when it stops raining! 😀
I know exactly how you feel, Cristina! It’s always kind of sad when the moon stays hidden for too long!
Lovely. So many moon songs to consider. 🙂
Check out “The Moon And Me” ,from the Addams Family musical, sung by Kevin Chamberlin.
I will have to do that!
Hahaha… you know, I’ve described my singing voice as sounding a bit Addams Familyish before (but in the opposite way of what I expect you’ve mentioned here… it’s a very scary thing… to say the least)!
That’s really a very cool picture! Well done you!
And it makes me sing: There’s a moon in the sky (called the moon) lalala
Why, thank you! I’m hoping I can go back and fix this one when I get my Photoshop back up and running (I feel like the edge is a bit too ‘sharp’ and the ‘inside’ could use a bit more sharpening… but… for the most part… it’s a start, I guess!
Hahaha… my singing is bad enough that most people who hear it propose I should be sent to the moon!
That’s a long drive. I don’t think I’d make it on one tank of petrol. Then I’d just drift aimlessly through the universe until I was rescued by a monolith or a tardis
P.S. I’m not quit anymore. I love doing comics too much so just gunna limit it a bit
I know how much time it all takes so I hate to sound greedy, but… well… I’m very happy to hear that, Mr. M!
Hahaha… knowing my luck I’d wind up splattered but-style on the window(s) of the Tardis…
Great shot! It’s almost like you were there!
well, I hate to imply I’m a little green dude or anything, but… well…
Excellent exposure Bob – one up on me… I’ve never successfully photo’d the moon. I guess you just laid down a challenge 😉
Why, thank you, sir! Oh, but I suspect it would not prove much of a challenge to you to do so, Martin! You’d have brilliant results in half the time!
One of my favorite songs…. And a perfect match.
I guess I must like it quite a bit, too (after I posted this I discovered I’d used it before)!