Sunday, May 17, 2009

Moon Rise

We waited a long time for the moon to rise and started to wonder if it ever would.  The full moon rise was very dramatic.

It is difficult to capture the moon at the right exposure as it is so bright. I liked this photo because of the profile of the Superstition Mountains in the East Valley and the glow basking over the city. 

The moon at the horizon is filtered through the dry desert air and dust in the desert, and it creates a glow similar to a sunset.  Similar light dynamics occur at sunset.  

This is a milder version of what occurs at sunset. This photo exaggerates the light effect as we overexposed the photo a little so we could show the outlines of the mountains and the city even while dark. 

You can see the top of the  Scottsdale Waterfront Project in the foreground. The 101 Freeway runs through the middle of the photo.

Tomorrow is a good photo with details of the full moon and all of its glory shining over Scottsdale.  

24 comments:

Lois said...

Oh it's just amazing Julie! I'm looking forward to tomorrow's shot.

brattcat said...

Wow!

cieldequimper said...

Oh wow! Amazing! Well worth the wait!

B Squared said...

Another wonderful capture, Julie. I'm sure tomorrow's will be even better.

Prospero said...

Spectacular! Talk about a dramatic photo! Pure magic.

Jarart said...

The moon looks huge! I love the outline of the mountains.

Reparto corse n. 6 said...

what a beautiful sight... i love u, ciao

Sharon said...

Great shot Julie. I love the way it glows and the distinct outline of the mountains.

Christopher Raun Leth said...

A most beautiful view and a great shot:-)

pasadenaadjacent.com said...

that is lovely. Thanks for explaining the russet colors

JM said...

Wow! This is a BIG moon! Fantastic!

Trojan Gayle said...

Love the shot and the wait was worth it. Its seems that Scotsdale has a great skyline to take a great photo.

Jim said...

It was worth the wait, neat shot.

mo'ikeha said...

Spectacular photography!

Clueless in Boston said...

Beautifully captured.

Dusty Lens said...

Excellent job! Perfect with the moon rising above the mountains. The moon is a difficult subject to shoot. It is surprisingly bright, much brighter than we realize.

Don and Krise said...

Beautiful Julie! I can't wait for tomorrow.

gogouci said...

Beautiful golden moonrise. I'd say the picture was worth your wait.

magiceye said...

wow
this is brilliant!

PAK said...

Amazing photo!

valeria said...

Oh! This is fantastic! What an unforgettable moment...

Kate said...

You get an A+ for your class, judging from these photos.

Tricia said...

Another beauty! I love that moon!

徵信社 said...

I love it! Very creative!That's actually really cool.
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