Fingers Around the Moon

The moon has quickly become my new obsession.

On the night of the eclipse.
On the night of the eclipse.


Especially when it’s full.

Moon Bright


I can easily snap fifty shots of its position in one place and then another.  Tree limbs feathering around her as she rises made me think of witch’s fingers grasping at her light.  This could, of course, be the influence of Halloween.

Fingers around the moon
Fingers around the moon


What do you think?

Happy Halloween everyone!

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  1. Renee, these shots are nothing shorter than incredible! I have never ever been able to photograph the moon. Perhaps my near toy camera is the reason? ha! Nevertheless, these images put a smile on my face. I could vividly picture a little witch on her broom flying across this big, fat, beautiful moon! 🙂

    1. Thanks Bella. The camera matters. When I discovered the long range shots I could get with my new camera, I was delighted. I’ve got some sunrises and sunsets to share too. But I thought these of the moon set the Halloween scene. Glad you liked them.

  2. Love the atmospheric shots. Yes, full moons!
    I still haven’t gotten timing and focus right (or maybe it’s just my camera) but one thing that helps (or make that two) is to put the camera on a tripod and use the timer to shoot so that you don’t wiggle the camera at all.

  3. There is something mystical about the moon that makes it the perfect subject for art. I love the photo where the moon is surrounded by the little fingers of the tree branches. As if the tree is embracing the orb in the sky. Lovely.

  4. I think you’ve gotten the hang of photographing the night sky. Good for you! Your photos are lovely.

  5. WOW! This pictures are amazing. Absolutely love the way you’ve framed the moon here with the branches creeping around the edges. I also love the pictures you posted of the sunset/sunrise. Beautiful.

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