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.
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.
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!