Thursday, August 16, 2012

Moonrise at Mono Lake

We went down to the Mono Lake Overlook to watch the full moon rise over the Lake.  Alas, there were clouds to the east.  We waited but the moon seemed to be a no-show.  Another photographer nearby packed up his equipment, ready to go.
But wait!  What is that rising up above Boundary Peak?
 As the moon rose out of the misty clouds the sky turned pink and lavender as it caught the last rays of the setting sun.
 The hues deepend.
It was worth drive down off our mountain after all.

I am feeling better, I hope I will be well enough to go back to the cabin next week although I know that 9,600' is not a good place for someone who is not well.  We'll see.

You can find other beautiful skies by clicking the link and visiting SkyWatch, Friday.

25 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Oh, how worth the wait indeed! So much breathtaking beauty! Your captures are awesome, Martha!! Thank you so much for sharing these -- as always!!

Sylvia

Judy said...

Magnificent series!! the first is my favourite, but I had to scroll through a couple of times, to be sure...

Diane AZ said...

Glad you're feeling better, Martha. These images are incredibly beautiful, lovely colors and textures.

Gary said...

Beautiful sequence!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Joan said...

LOVE your third shot!
Sending good thoughts your way. It is no fun to feel lousy.
Take care.

VALKYRIEN said...

Beautiful series, and wonderful colors!

nonizamboni said...

Gorgeous captures--well worth the wait I'm sure. Glad you were patient and shared the beauty with us!

Gaelyn said...

Gorgeous and worth the wait.

Gaelyn said...

Gorgeous and worth the wait.

Gaelyn said...

Gorgeous and worth the wait.

Gaelyn said...

Gorgeous and worth the wait.

eileeninmd said...

So glad you waited, gorgeous captures of the moon and sky. Happy Skywatching!

Barb said...

Patience paid off, Martha! I loved seeing your full moon over Mono. Glad you're feeling better and can venture to the cabin. Soon enough you'll have to close it up again!

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Beautiful hues. For some reason they remind me of hues you see with foggy ocean shots. Glad you are feeling better. 9600' is a real challenge for all but the healthy young!

Joyful said...

Stunning colour and clarity.

Rouva Lypsy said...

This is like a fantasy movie. :0

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

That is an amazing series Martha! I am so glad you waited..patience is a virtue (they say).

I'm happy you're feeling a little better -- keep on recovering.

Pat said...

Oh, Martha, these are absolutely spectacular photos of the full moon. I was wondering if the smoke from all the forest fires might have helped the beautiful coloration of the sky around the moon. Thanks for sharing these!

My husband's Glenn Miller-style band plays at venues all around the greater Sacramento area, some as far away as Fairfield. The closest one has been in Auburn.

Lew said...

Great sequence of shots! And well worth the wait. The weather does not always submit to the wishes of us photographers.

Ann said...

You have to make an appointment with the moon, also never ever point to the moon, or your finger will get crookd. (Chinese wives tale.)

katney said...

Our moon views and sunsets are colored by the smoke from the Taylor Bridge fire north of us. When we were west of the mountains, there was even haze from smoke from Siberia.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Beautiful shot of the moon!!!!! I hope that you get better soon.

Janie said...

What a lovely and ghostly moon. I love the pink light surrounding it.

Janet said...

Absolutely stunning shots Martha! They send shivers down my spine...how awesome it must have been to witness!

Judy SheldonWalker said...

Stunning shots, yes well worth the wait.