Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Full Of Wonders



“Man is a very small thing, and the night is very large and full of wonders.”  ~Edward Plunkett

Last month I was in the car waiting for Phil, and I looked up and saw the newly risen moon. It was just below a streetlight and I noticed how much softer and more beautiful it was than the glaring parking lot light. The man made light glares, the moon shines. And then IT happened, do you see it in this last picture? A reflection of the moon behind the real moon!! Or WAS it a reflection...what WAS it?  Believe me, this is the picture I took without any editing, straight out of the camera! I have blogged the same effect with the sun as well. So what do YOU think was happening? 



“For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully…”
1 Corinthians 13
 

23 comments:

Eva Ason said...

These are great pictures :)

Arti said...

The moon shines and the lights glare: So true, Ginny! And so evident from all your wonderful captures! As for the reflection, cannot make out for sure but it does look so much like a reflection of the moon!! It's phenomenal!

Terri Buster said...

Lovely! I did that once with a moon shot- I don't know how I did it though!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

It may be the moonlight reflecting on your lens that the camera captures? Don't ask me!!!
None the less, these images are phenomenal.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

"The man made light glares, the moon shines" I LOVE THAT. What a wonderful way of wording it. Fantastic pictures.

Pallavi said...

Beautifully captured . The moon looks so ethereal and surreal . Lovely :)

Alice said...

I love the effect on the third one. I don't know what causes it, but sometimes the camera picks up things our eyes do not.

Small Kucing said...

*howllllll* love the full moon :)

Sandra said...

these shots made me think of Remington, he would certainly love all of these.. could you see the second moon with your eye? or only in the camera LED or computer... i am thinking the camera lens does it.

Rose said...

I absolutely love that line about the man made lights glaring and the moon shining. Did you make that one up or had you heard it before...

and they are lovely shots. I would like to know how/shy of that last shot. I am wondering if Hootin' Anni might be right.

Ruth Kelly said...

You got me, I am still learning about taking photos.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Well that is so interesting! Perhaps a reflection off the car window?

Thanks for your sweet comment today :-)

Cheryl @ TFD said...

I don't know how that happened but it's a great shot! Moon glow beats man-made glare any time!

Linda said...

Beautiful, Ginny!

Tamago said...

The photos are beautiful and the last one is so mysterious! Is it reflection on cloud or thick air? I have no idea!

Betsy Adams said...

I think it's caused by the lens... Kinda like a sunspot--so I'll call it a moonspot. ha ha

I love your thoughts about the man made light GLARING and the moon light SHINING.... Great way to think about it. I agree.

Hugs,
Betsy

Karin said...

Very interesting shots! And the moon is only a reflection of the sun - as we should be of the Son!

Dee said...

I am sure there is a technical explanation....but I bet there are some neat conspiracy theory's to explain it.

SquirrelQueen said...

I always love your shots of the moon Ginny. Your header is gorgeous.

That is a strange site, two moons. My guess would be ice crystals in the atmosphere, they can be very reflective.

SweetMarie said...

Car window?? I don't know, but these are beautiful! You are queen of moons!

Donna said...

This is SO Beautiful!!
hughugs

Chatty Crone said...

Very beautiful - do you think it was some sort of reflection? I don't know really.

Cindy said...

Beautiful moon lit night, great capture while waiting. I don't know, maybe it is a ghost moon, it is lovely nontheless