I missed taking her at moon rise on the full moon night because the forecast said that the evening would have been cloudy and I did not bring my camera when I left house in the morning. The forecast ended not correct that the beautiful full moon rose and I admired her beauty at the house as cooking dinner.
I got this chance next day at dawn. The moon was already set on the west of the skies but was still there clearly. Her beaming light could not be missed!
I think I have missed photographing full moon number of times (months?) this year. Sky condition was main reason of why, but I was not be able to make chances for doing it either (I would like to photograph just after the moon rise).
With the hope I will get some shots for 2 more full moons to come for 2018….
Captured last night. Sydney weather was not that good yesterday so I wasn’t expecting her appeared in the evening. Photographing moon is another challenge for me always. I eventually did about 90 clicks and turned out five kept at the end. The below are top 2. I like the first one particularly just because of the hazy moonlight glow.
Oh my naughty Bleu made a posture looking up, as if he was going to be howling toward the moon. 😉
He will be turning to age of thirteen this weekend. He had been suffering from eczema which likely came from allergy and he had to wear the collar for months. So I completely stop feeding him the food which contained chicken (including all chicken products and bi-products) then he finally was released from the collar.
Bleu, mummy is very happy for you having your birthday with no collar on.
I finally made it witnessing the astro-show in the early Saturday morning of the full moon weekend.
As far as I remembered, this was not the first lunar eclipse this year. The first one was held in January in the midnight in Sydney (or Australia) time, but at that night, weather was not favored to us Sydney-siders, that the thick clouds rolled in in the afternoon and it was not cleared off even at midnight after all. I remember of myself so disappointed at how it turned out, that Sydney was the only city in Australia where missed the eclipse at that night.
This time, again, I was hence worried if I missed it again, because the forecast first said that Sydney / NSW coastline was not clear at night to next day. 🙂
On Saturday, I woke up at 4:30am, which was already in the middle of the eclipse on the phase, but I slept again until 5am (hahaha). My initial plan was to go and meet the buddy at Observatory Hill, but eventually we went to a local park where the impact by the light pollution was not that bad.
One more point as to why July full moon was special, this time the Moon and Mars had rose and appeared together and seen very closely as each other. By the time they moved to the west before the dawn, and the distance of them each other was wider, but still the both was making good companions for the night. My weekend was just good enough by opening with photographing the special full moon and also enjoyed beautiful beams when she came back on the evening sky on the following evening.
Addition on 31/07/2018: I made this post my belated participation to RDP#57: MOON
Vidid Sydney 2018 opened up this year celebrating their 10th anniversary.
I am not that big fan of Vivid simply due to the festival, which runs a little too long (three weeks?) and which hence makes me feel at them a kind of light pollution (sorry for those who love and look forward Vivid every winter). However, if some nights were on the period where the moon became full circle, it gave me a perfect motivation to night out into glowed and crowded Sydney. Two nights later, I set tripod at a spot where lets me take Sydney iconic architectures in straight look. This spot was off-the-vivid area, but it was enough for me to feel festive vibe from a bit afar.
I do not know if I take more occasions for photographing Vivid this winter, I would like to share some of photos I took on the two nights…
Owning up, I miscounted one week for the theme week, which was today, to next week. She had provided subject ‘from under’ for the theme of the month, but I submit this full moon image by mistake. Actually, Leanne kindly checked about the image with me, but I did not have alternative I could quickly prepare to replace, I asked her to go as is hence.
That being so, I still like this image so much so I am happy. I will just try new theme for next month with no confusion.
Monochrome Madness is the community she opens for other photographers and audiences who love monochrome / black and white photos. Here gives me a great opportunity and challenges about monochrome images. As it is open community, everyone can participate.
I like watching and photographing full moon every month. Full moon is beautiful but I like her especially when she appears. However, I have been missing to photograph her this year. I missed first full moon which was on 2nd of January. At that time clouds built all of sudden in the evening and did not clear out until very late at night. Second full moon was on 31st of the month and it was the night of heavy rainfall and could not see astral show that happened at night (I was really keen to watch eclipse).
So on the day of first full moon of this month (second full moon is on 31st), I set my camera on the tripod and to photograph her. I checked the rising point and line of orbit with my astral free app on iPhone. I was just hoping the moon popping out between clouds that again appeared along to the sun was setting down.
To be very honest with you, I was not sure if the spot I chose was the best, probably not. Why I chose there was because was eager to take a picture of full moon with Sydney Harbour Bridge together in one shot. The moon orbit may take one end of Harbour Bridge according to the app so I just hoped to manage it.
The moon appeared.
she, however, rose a little far left than I had thought it must have been, and was setting behind a high rise residential building. So I changed position a bit giving up Harbour Bridge and to photograph her with Luna Park together in stead. The residential building stood out in silhouette in the dark with backlight made by moon. I was waiting for another several minutes and then she, just came up above the building, now hid into the clouds straight up.
I felt it funny somehow and was laughing as photographing because she reminded me of someone like a little shy girl who hid behind her mum (or dad) when she says hi. 🙂
Anyway, I took several shots of her. She continued rising only behind the clouds but her bright yet graceful light was enough to make me happy to see and photograph her.
I like the shady full moon also. It ended up adding some mood in photo.
I already look forward next full moon which is coming the end of this month.