Mar 1, 2010

Seeing Double or Triple...or....


This photo is supposed to be the same moon as the picture on my post titled: "Good Energy Afoot." It was taken the same evening - just several hours later. The problem was not the copious amount of hot wings and Schmirnoff Ice I had imbibed. Really. The problem was my new camera, which has plenty of lovely settings for taking night photos, and none that actually work.

I tried all the settings. "Night Landscape." "Night Portrait." "Fireworks." Nothing worked. I may need a lesson on night photography.

Still - the photos turned out kind of surreal and mysterious. It wasn't a total loss. Just not enough of a success to try to get pics of the full moon the last two nights. Hope you were all able to get a good look, because I can't help you here - sorry!

26 comments:

Debra She Who Seeks said...

I thought it was a picture of rose petals falling through the air. Nice!

mxtodis123 said...

I like it. It's different. And ya know what? If you tried to do it again, you wouldn't be able to.
Mary

Dede said...

Rue I know it isn't what you were going for, but it is really cool. Like Mary said, if you tried to do it again, you wouldn't be able to do it. Just enjoy it, it is beautiful! Wishing you a warm wonderful week!

(((HUGS)))

Ange said...

Fabulous shot Rue. Pity it's not what the doctor ordered. Just to let you know that, although I have had no Schmirnoff Ice (it is 7.30am here) I am definitely seeing lots of moons. Would love your wonky camera to make some great artwork. So even if I DID know about cameras, think this is sooooo cool that I probably wouldn't tell you the ins and outs anyway so I would be sure to see your progress with groovy arty stuff ;-)

halloween spirit said...

The settings may not have worked well, but it's still an amazing picture!

faerwillow said...

~sometimes its the unexpected the warms our heart...i l♥ve this...it does remind me of a flower...i too have a fairly new camara and have taken some pretty bizare shots...not exactly what i was going for but when all said and done...i l♥ve what came to be...i use the "ia" setting the most when taking night shots and no flash!?! worth a shot...atleast you were out and embracing the moment...brightest blessings~

inannasstar said...

Debra I thought the same thing! Rose petals falling through the air. Either way, it's a beautiful picture.

Jeanne said...

Totally cool!! :0)

Mother's Moon's Message said...

personally I think it was what you were consuming... just kidding... I still work with my camera on night shots.. patience... and a tripod helps alot... little light so any little shake is seen... like I said it was what you were consuming.. :-) love it though

the wild magnolia said...

I'll call this photo "Moon Dance". :-)

Anastasia said...

Beautiful photo. I am still perfecting my moon shots also. A tripod is helping out alot but the darn clouded nights keep hiding her.

Crystalrainbow said...

Looks like lots of little angel feathers falling :) I did manage to get pic but couldn't tell you how, just pointed camera and pressed button lol
Better luck next month :)

Blessings

Cora said...

I love the affect. Sometimes the greatest creations are from simple accidents.

For night photography you really need a tripod and remote clicker. Any movement can make the photo blurry. Also keep in mind that your appeture needs to be w..i..d..e open and your Fstop ssslllooowww to allow as much light in as possible :)

jaz@octoberfarm said...

great pic but for what you want you need a tripod of something sturdy to prop your elbows on!

The Frog Queen said...

Great pic, now that I know what you were trying to do, it is even more interesting. :)

Thanks for sharing it!

Cheers!

MarZel said...

Mistakes often turn out the greatest things...

Tamara said...

I was out taking pictures of the moon too. It looked so gorgeous and orange over the lake. But my dang camera wouldn't pick it up!! It was blurry and I got a few shakey photos too. lol
This one you posted tho is soooo cool, almost cooler than the way it actally looked!!
p.s. my camera is a new one too grrrrr i don't understand what is wrong with it..

Dede said...

Hey Rue! I have left something on my blog for you! Hope that your week is going great!

(((HUGS)))

faerwillow said...

~mornin little lady...there is an award awaiting your arrival on my blog...please feel free to swoop it up if ever you so wish...i have much enjoyed getting to know you and look forward to more...you are a great one who fills my days with knowledge and inspiration...you are living your dreams and it is a wonderful reminder for us all to do as we wish...brightest blessings~

Tery~Dreamwriter said...

That is an awesome picture! LOVE your new look :)

Tamara said...

Good Morning!! Thanks for the welcome back and let me know how the california oranges taste :)

Domestic Witch said...

hot wings and Schmirnoff Ice, yumm-o!

Ivy said...

I like it! It's mysterious and beautiful, even if not quite what was originally intended.

Birgit said...

It's perfect as it is! :)

Hugs,
Birgit

clairedulalune said...

Rue, this is fantastic! I like the picture the way it is. I love it when you get a photograph like this, I never delete dodgy photographs, you never know what you may find! By the way Smiroff ice is my poision (then gin plays a part and I cant remember), come over to mine with some anytime, we will have a giggle!

Bridgett said...

I actually think that shot is GORGEOUS!
It looks like white rose petals...or maybe feathers...but it's stunning.

If it's any consolation, I am terrible with cameras too, particularly at night. :)