Friday, September 16, 2011

Is the Moon Tired or Are You Tired of the Moon?

is the moon tired? or are you tired of the moon?

Are you tired of seeing moon pictures or hearing me talk about them? Well, I have one more for you and I can't promise you won't be seeing a lot of moon shots here. I was born under the sign of Cancer and we are moon children, you know.

I also have another poem to go with it:

Is the Moon Tired?
by Christina Rosetti

Is the moon tired? she looks so pale
Within her misty veil:
She scales the sky from east to west,
And takes no rest.

Before the coming of the night
The moon shows papery white;
Before the dawning of the day
She fades away.

Today's image is my first contribution to PhotoArt Friday which is hosted by Pixel Dust Photo Art.

Wouldn't you know that after all that preparation and frustration trying to capture a detailed moon shot, the very next day I captured a pretty decent one of while on my morning walk sans tripod and totally on the fly.

Go figure.

Of course, it didn't hurt that I already had my manual settings pretty much set up from the day before. Still, my hands were a bit shaky and I can't believe how clear it came out.  This is the original image.

moon in the clouds

Bonnie provided a free texture for us today at Pixel Dust entitled, "Silken Waters" which is the texture applied in my featured image.  The shading seemed to correspond exactly to the cloud line in the original photo so it seemed natural to use it. I combined it with an older image of the iconic tree that overlooks St. Mary's Sewanee and created a few little stars. I used several layers of the texture in both multiply and screen blending modes.

Hope you enjoy both images!


  1. Could never tire of anything this beautiful!
    This is a magical image.
    Beuatifully done!

  2. Thanks Lisa...I swear, I'm as addicted to the "magic" of textures as I am photography. Thanks for joining the site. Love your Creative Exchange and I'll be by there often.

  3. Lovely, dark mood!

  4. LeAnne,

    Agree never get tired of seeing your moon images. I totally love this creation. Makes me think of fall and Halloween time.

  5. Thanks for the link to your blog. Again I loved what you did with this moon photo.

  6. i never tired of moon images ..yours is stunning

  7. I too am a moon lover and would love to try to capture something as great as you have. I've tried to no avail, it must be my camera. I had to laugh about you trying to find your battery on the other post, it sounds a lot like something I would do and oh my the Harvest Moon you did (you know, in layers :) was gorgeous!! You need to take those into Walgreens when Mr. SmartyPants is working lol.

    I could never get tired of seeing the moon photos.


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