Thursday, April 12, 2012

SkyWatch Friday - Kangaroo Moons

Our week away on Kangaroo Island coincided with the week of the full Moon.  This, and so persistent thin cloud frustrated my attempts to photograph some star trails. 

Most of my efforts were washed out with all the light from the Moon bouncing off the clouds.  But I did manage to get a few shots that worked – and with a bit of a contrast tweak in a well know photo-editing program the result is not too bad.
The landscape shot was a result of there being so much light about.  After failing on my first efforts at star trails, I reduced the exposure down to 2 minutes, just to see what happened.  And out popped this image!  In case you have not worked it out – that’s an image taken only with Moonlight.  You can see the star trails in the sky – this is definitely one to have a look at in a bigger format.



The final two shots are moonscapes – pure and simple.

You can find more sky shots at SkyWatch Friday.
You can find the latest post to my other blog by clicking on the Paying Ready Attention image on the RHS of the screen.
Enjoy the skies!




20 comments:

Arija said...

I always knew you could read by moonlight. On Full moon nights we used to go on night hikes to Mt.St.Leonard and such before there were made roads.

Thanks for saving me from yet again making a complete fool of myself with my bird ID's.

karen said...

Oh I so love doing moonlit shots, the colours that the moon produces are amazing (well I think they are!) Love your shots. x

TexWisGirl said...

that 2nd one is pretty amazing! awesome!

Sylvia K said...

Lovely blue skies and a gorgeous moon! Terrific captures for the day, Stewart! Hope you and your family have a great weekend!

Sylvia

Liz said...

Awesome shots Stewart!! What beautiful scenery.
Nice moonscapes too. Have a great weekend

Serline said...

Beautiful star trails! Have a great weekend!

Gary said...

Good job Stewart!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Jim said...

Marvellous shots.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Jan said...

Wonderful photos by moonlight. Love the trails you captured. My little digital camera is not up to after-dark shots.

mary said...

So beautiful view. And the moon shot is impressive!

Mary,MI

Karen said...

Terrific shots! I've been trying for star trails, you had much better luck.

ladyfi said...

Oh, how lovely!

Randi said...

Awesome captures! This scenery is so beautiful.

Steffi said...

Very beautiful photos for SWF,Stewart!Thank you for sharing and have a nice weekend!

eileeninmd said...

Love the star trails, very cool. And the moon is gorgeous. Lovely captures, thanks for sharing your skies. Have a great weekend!

FotoAnna said...

Wow I love this Stewart!
Greetings from Holland,
Anna :-))

chubskulit said...

Delightful composition! Have a great weekend.

Sunrise, please come and see when you get a chance.

OceanoAzul.Sonhos said...

Beautiful shots!

cvb

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I wanted to try to take a picture of the full moon every month, but that just didn't work out very well... You did get some good ones.

Kateri said...

Wow, love the star photos, especially the one with the landscape as well.