Thursday, August 28, 2008

SKYWATCH FRIDAY (Moon Rise Over Lake Michigan)


I took these pictures the weekend before last when we had a full moon. Each time I took a picture the colours of the sky and the lake seemed to get more and more intense until it seemed as though the image was more like a slightly 'over the top' painting than an actual photograph.
It is rare to see such colour reflected from the sunset and I was lucky to be looking out of my apartment window at just the right time.

Photo Credits - CJT

27 comments:

ellen b said...

Fabulous shots. How wonderful to have this view from your window!

JennWasHere said...

I love the pink, lavender, and blue colors of your sky! And the full moon was a good "cherry" to top it up.

My Sky Watch pictures are posted here and here. Please have a look if you have time. Thanks a lot!

Marit - "Som Mine Dager Er" said...

Yepp ... So gorgeous indeed. Love them

Mayet said...

lovely pictures! I like those colors.

babooshka said...

They are simply elegant.

imac said...

super colour.

Tommy V said...

love these shots of the moon.

Lilli & Nevada said...

oh these colors are fabulous looks like water colors

Snap Catch said...

The way of fortune is like the milkyway in the sky.... Great capture for skywatch! Mine's up too hope you can drop by, asking for your vote too..Happy weekend!

magiceye said...

lovely shades!

Louise said...

LOVE THESE PHOTOS!!! You are right about the colors. They are incredible, and so intense that they really don't look real at all. Excellent series; thanks for sharing!

Enigma said...

Wow! A fantastic shot! A close friend of mine is fascinated by the moon, and we have shared many moonrises together -- particularly the full moon. Thanks for posting. Hope you will stop by quite different, stark contribution to SkyWatch.

Arija said...

The sky behind your lovely moon is just like being back in art class again and shading in watercolour from blue to lilac.

Debbie said...

Very nice!

Jeanne said...

Wow purples, blues that is very intense and perfect with that full moon.

PJ said...

I did a series of moon rise photos recently but they weren't anything as beautiful as yours. The gradiations of colors is absolutely sublime. This is up in my top ten for this week.

reluctantfarmchik said...

So totally cool - Great capture, great sequence, excellent share! Thanks

Luiz Santilli Jr said...

Beautiful post!
Lovely Moon!

Santilli

Celeste said...

ellen B - thank you. I do feel lucky to have such an amazing view, just wish I had more time to appreciate it!

jennwashere - thanks, it was the array of colours that motivated me to get my camera and start snapping.

marit - thanks for dropping by, happy that you enjoyed the pictures.

mayet - thank you! Glad you liked it.

Celeste said...

babooshka - Thanks! I was enjoying the softness of the colour range and wanted to try and capture it.

imac - Thank you. These are some of my favorite colours.

tommy V - thanks, the moon was the 'icing on the cake' for me.

lilli & amp - Thank you, that is exactly what I thought too! :)

snap catch - thanks for dropping by, the sky is indeed a captivating, constantly changing image.

Celeste said...

magiceye - thanks, glad you liked them.

louise - thanks for dropping by, you obviously saw these in the same way as I did! After I had taken them I was surprised how 'unreal' they looked. :)

enigma - thanks. I too am quite captivated by the moon and have spent many hours of my life gazing at it.

arija - I remember doing those classes too! You are quite right! Thanks for dropping by.

debbie - thanks for dropping by.

Celeste said...

jeanne - thanks, purple is my favorite colour so I couldn't help myself!

pj - wow! top ten! You are very kind, thanks for your nice comments, glad you liked the pictures.

reluctantfarmchik - thank you for dropping by, happy that you liked my shots.

luiz - thanks, I love the moon. Happy SWF!

imac said...

Thanks for your comments.
We are going to St Ives in Cornwall.

Celeste said...

How lovely! Cornwall in September is one of my favorite times. Have a wonderful trip.

imac said...

Hi Celeste,As we are going next fri, watch out for my skywatch = as my skies will be from St ives.

imac said...

Hey, if you are in the Sloop next week, I'll buy you a single malt.lol.

Celeste said...

imac - Now that is an offer! I love single malt. Unfortunately I am firmly ensconsed in Chicago and I won't be visiting Cornwall again until December, but thanks for the offer!