La Luna

Rq just posted some wonderful shots of the moon and the skies, and coincidentally, I’ve got some waiting as well.

full moon

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full moon.

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Of course I could either get the trees in focus, or the moon…

full moon behind trees

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The last two are a bit older

full moon

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As for the musical interlude:

Hijo de la Luna

What a very 90s video. For those who don’t speak Spanish: A woman prays to the Moon for help, who wants her firstborn child in return. The child is born pale as the Moon, as the swarthy father kills the woman for feeling betrayed. The Moon now has the child and she makes a cradle when it cries.


  1. rq says

    Beautiful! Very poetic pictures, all of them. I think the second last is my favourite, even though the moon is out of focus. It just strikes me as particularly evocative.

  2. Nightjar says

    Yes, I’m familiar with the “either the moon or the other thing” focus dilemma. Recently I’ve been wondering how focus stacking would work for this purpose, but I haven’t tested or researched the possibility.

    That said, I am in love with the third photo and wouldn’t change it a bit. Perfect.

  3. DavidinOz says

    Seriously jealous. I watch the moon a lot (comes from working outdoors at night for a while) but have never been able to capture in a photo.

    If I lived in a primitive society I guess #1 would be proof that a dragon does eat the moon.

    #3 is eerily beautiful.

    Thanks for these.

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