Saturday, September 12, 2009

Moon Shadows.

I've been experimenting again, this time with night photography. Enlarge to get the full effect.
With the moon full, I took a picture of the cabin behind ours with a two minute exposure.
A few nights later it was Labor Day weekend and the neighbors were in residence. I like the glow through the curtains but now the moon was lower and not casting shadows against the wall. I was surprised to see the hint of blue sky, it was 10 pm and the sun had set two hours earlier.
Another neighbor with a light in the window and the moonlight shining on the woodpile.
I used an ISO of 400 with the lens wide open. The two minute exposure was about right but it depends on the conditions, one night there was some haze from fires and then the moon was waning. My camera takes as long or longer to process the shot as the exposure so each one took over four minutes.
You can see more interesting shadows at Hey Harriet.

20 comments:

Jonny Hamachi said...

Spooky Goodness.

bobbie said...

These are beautiful pictures. And they are perfect for SSS.

mountain.mama said...

I like that last one, cool effects in all of them though.

Rocky Mountain Retreat said...

Gosh, these are all done very very well! I am impressed. I just love the effects in that last one!

Greyscale Territory said...

I am fascinated by your photos and loved the explanation! I think I like best the depth given by the shadows in the first photo!

jabblog said...

It's a lovely idea to take moon shadow photographs and yours are quite ethereal - beautiful!

Carolyn Ford said...

Those are something we see so often but, often don't notice. We look up in amazement at the moon and forget to notice it's light right here in front of us...Thank you for the reminder to keep an eye open at night.

Diane AZ said...

So beautiful and mysterious looking. I love the woodpile in the moonlight.

ellievellie said...

That light in the window warmed my heart. Thank you!

Sylvia K said...

Oh, yes, beautiful and mysterious! You're all ready for Halloween! Marvelous shadow shots, Martha! I love them!

Sylvia

Catherine said...

nice shots...especially the one with the lighted window..

Tes said...

oh wow...beautiful, mysterious....and romantic!

Paula Scott said...

I love the concept of the moon shadows and the dedication it took to set up and take the shots! Bravo(a)!

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

I just love that last one...perfect!

storyteller said...

Wonderful experimentations ... clever title. Of course I'll be humming this song indefinitely today ... just because. I shared Plumeria shadows at Happily Retired Gal and 'doggy shadows' at Small Reflections this week.
Hugs and blessings,

Sarah said...

These are lovely photos-I really like the orange glowing windows too. Is this where you live or are you on holiday? Either way it looks very beautiful!

Ginnymo said...

Great photos Martha!! Do your neighbors know they have a peeping Tom?? Ha! Ha! Your shots came out so perfect!!

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

Moonlight shadows is new in my eyes, that give you the best shoter this w/end.

Loving all the photos although a spoky effects.

Enjoy!

Dianne said...

I love the warm glow thru the window
you live in a beautiful area

Linda Reeder said...

I've always thought it would be cool to catch the light of a full moon. You did it!