Sunday, November 25, 2007

Lucky Moonrise

Every now-and-then, you happen to "catch" a fleeting moment of something natural going on, which makes you exclaim "wow - come and have a look at this!" This is what I said to my wife at approximately 5:30 pm, when I happened to look out of our living room window (actually looking for the Moon, because I knew that it should be visible in the northeast at that time). The Moon was just coming up behind our local mountains, and at the time it was still partially obscured. This is an enlargement of the moon in the picture below.

It only takes a couple of minutes for the Moon to "clear" the mountains, so I caught it just in time. This is the original image, taken with a 200mm zoom lens on a Canon XT camera.

Sometimes you get lucky.