Friday, February 20, 2009

Skywatch Friday: Double Crescent


Two crescents, originally uploaded by cosmosgarden.

Ok, so this is clearly an amateur mistake, but the shadow moon came through on all the photos I took just before dawn this morning. I don't know what caused it, but I decided the effect is kind of cool. Any advice, though, photography gurus?

It was 21 degrees when I took this photo, but the sun has brought the temp up to a balmy 35. C'mon, spring!

19 comments:

perennialgardener said...

I think it's a cool effect too! Wish I could be more helpful, amateur photographer myself though. lol :)

queenofseaford said...

Well I think it looks pretty cool.
Janet

beckie said...

I'm not sure either what caused the shadow effect, but I like it. Will winter ever loosen it's grip?

inadvertent farmer said...

Oh I love that...very cool! Yeah I betcha spring is just around the corner...I just keep telling myself that, lol! Kim

tina said...

I love it! Glad you caught it that way.

Gail said...

You've captured the alternate universe where it is already spring! It was so cold last night! gail

Cameron (Defining Your Home) said...

Very neat!

Cameron

Jamie and Randy said...

That's really cool! Imagine if we actually lived in a world with two moons!

Chandramouli S said...

Nice angle. Moon looks best when seen through tree branches. You've captured that beauty well.

Jan (Thanks For 2 Day) said...

Ahh, it is a cool effect, Cosmo! I actually thought it was real at first, and that I had missed something really amazing out there! The crescent moon in and of itself is awesome though. Somehow I really DID miss that
one:(

Rose said...

Mistake or not, this is an interesting photo, Cosmo! I like Gail's comment about spring in an alternate universe--it's certainly staying away from us:)

Viooltje said...

What a cool shot. Cool by all means. Someone is taking a piss out of gardeners worldwide sending this absolute mind-freezing weather. Imagine the nursery shelves exploding with all the new spring bulbs, the gardeners hearts jumping with excitement, and then a gardener gone wrong (which I am about to become if spring doesn't knock on my door soon) with a large bat smashing up iced ground, making room for new bulbs. I don't believe in photographic mistakes, amateur or not, I believe every single shot has a special meaning, shadow or not, but it sure happens for a reason. If only to capture another spring in an alternate universe, like Gail so brilliantly noticed.

Skeeter said...

I dont think this picture is a mistake. I think it is beautiful double take on a sliver of a moon shining high in the night sky. As others, I like Gail’s perspective on the picture...

Kylee said...

Love the picture! It's caused by a reflection between the lenses on your camera. Sometimes it looks cool and sometimes it can be annoying! Yours is awesome!

Cosmo said...

Hi, everyone! Thanks so much for your very nice comments--the crescent moon was really beautiful on its own, and I LOVE Gail's comment that the shadow comes from an alternate universe (my family cruelly reminds me that the alternate universe is named "Phoenix"). And Kylee, thanks for the explanation--I was baffled. Viooltje, I hope the cosmic piss-taker-outer is done soon--we have SNOW forecast for Monday. March, lions, and all that . . .

Frances said...

Hi Cosmo, way cool! You should just say you meant to do that! HA Winter and spring are toying with us too, warm, almost hot weather one day and snow and arctic wind the next. Spring will win out in the end though. :-)
Frances

joey said...

Interesting photo! The reflection often happens to me shooting either the moon or sunset but, in this case, yours looks great. Loved Gail's comment :)

Janet said...

Cosmo- Hope you read this... got my WHRO newsletter. They are doing a presentation of Art in Glass. There is a program on Thursday the 19th titled 'Chihuly in the Hotshop' and then Chrysler is hosting an exhibit called Art of Glass 2 this spring.

Roses and Lilacs said...

The moon looks like it was hung from the branches. I love your photo and the shadow.
Marnie