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Mon Feb 25, 2013, 10:32 PM

Moonlit Commute

Tonight's moon rising over the Altamont Pass. Dublin/Pleasanton in the foregound with I-580 to the right.

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bluesbassman Feb 2013 OP
jerseyjack Feb 2013 #1
bluesbassman Feb 2013 #7
NRaleighLiberal Feb 2013 #2
bluesbassman Feb 2013 #4
Mira Feb 2013 #11
CaliforniaPeggy Feb 2013 #3
bluesbassman Feb 2013 #5
CaliforniaPeggy Feb 2013 #6
JohnnyRingo Feb 2013 #8
bluesbassman Feb 2013 #13
AnotherDreamWeaver Feb 2013 #9
bluesbassman Feb 2013 #10
Mira Feb 2013 #12
bluesbassman Feb 2013 #14
tnc276 Feb 2013 #15
bluesbassman Feb 2013 #16
tnc276 Feb 2013 #17
bluesbassman Feb 2013 #18
tnc276 Feb 2013 #19
tnc276 Feb 2013 #20
tnc276 Feb 2013 #21
namaste2 Mar 2013 #22

Response to bluesbassman (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 10:38 PM

1. Wow !

 

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Response to jerseyjack (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 11:26 PM

7. Thanks jerseyjack!

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Response to bluesbassman (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 10:44 PM

2. really nice....looks like it could be a cel from the amazing movie Koyaanisqatsi!

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Reply #2)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 10:52 PM

4. Thanks. Not familiar with that film, but I looked it up and it sounds cool.

Now I'll need to watch it!

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Response to bluesbassman (Reply #4)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 07:41 AM

11. Yes! you do. n/t

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Response to bluesbassman (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 10:50 PM

3. How gorgeous, my dear bluesbassman!

You have outdone yourself!

Wow.

Thank you!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #3)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 10:54 PM

5. Why thank you Peggy. Conditions were superb here in the Bay Area tonight.

Haven't been shooting much lately but the full moon beckoned.

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Response to bluesbassman (Reply #5)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 10:59 PM

6. How good that you answered that full moon!

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Response to bluesbassman (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 11:43 PM

8. Lot to look at there.

The moon's a perfect touch. Nice exposure.

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Response to JohnnyRingo (Reply #8)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 12:28 PM

13. Thanks Johnny.

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Response to bluesbassman (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 02:22 AM

9. I did a search to see if that is Jupiter just to the right of the Moon

Looking for that answer I found this page: http://www.thepowerpath.com/index.php/power-path-home/the-power-path/moon-updates/519-full-moon-update-2-25-13

It didn't say if that was Jupiter, but I found the info worth sharing.

This page seems to say the moon is conjunct Venus, in the chart about half way down:
http://www.cafeastrology.com/thisweekinastrology.html
This chart: Void of Course Moon Table for February 2013:

Great picture, I use 580 when I go South, so I've been there.

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Response to AnotherDreamWeaver (Reply #9)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 02:32 AM

10. Thanks for the info ADW!

I honestly didn't even notice that when I was taking the shot, and disn't see it until I was processing it.

The shot was taken at the top of the Dublin Grade. Great view of the Amador Valley and Altamont Pass to the east and Mt Diablo to the north.

Glad you liked the shot.

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Response to bluesbassman (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 07:43 AM

12. My first reaction was (and I'm serious)

"You are kidding me!"
It's so beautiful it is unearthly. And how strange that almost none of the colors "on earth" are golden. All of that is reserved for la luna.

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Response to Mira (Reply #12)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 12:33 PM

14. Thank you Mira.

It is an interesting contrast with all the ground lights leaning more toward the white scale. I tried upping the brightness a little to get more definition on the hills in the background, but what I gained in the hills I lost in the city so in the end I just left it alone.

Glad you enjoyed the shot.

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Response to bluesbassman (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 07:30 PM

15. HOW can you get such an AWESOME pic of the moon?

First, this is the first time I have ever posted to the site.... And I am a complete novice, lol. Trying to expand taking pics to things other than the thousands of the kids. Anyways, I was driving to the store the other day and had to speed back home, called hubby and asked him to put my camera in our mailbox (I live in the middle of nowhere btw) and I would be there in 2 min. I was completely amazed at how BEAUTIFUL the sky was. It was the BEST moonrise I ever seen. Sky was filled with blues and pinks while the full moon shone brightly. Trying to capture the awesomeness before the colors faded I get this.....

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Response to tnc276 (Reply #15)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 07:41 PM

16. Well thanks tnc276!

I have a 200mm lens with a 2.8 aperture so it works pretty well in low light. You just need to experiment with what you have to see what settings you camera will perform at. Of course having a longer lens makes a bit of difference, but I've seen some really nice photos done with standard lengths.

It was a great moon the other night, and I'm glad you enjoyed my impression of it. Welcome to DU!

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Response to bluesbassman (Reply #16)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 07:47 PM

17. It was in incredible shot :)

I love the contrasting colors and details of your shot. It was a neat moon. Here was my other one with the 50-200mm

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Response to tnc276 (Reply #17)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 07:52 PM

18. Hey that turned out great!

You sandbagged me! You can too take moon photos!

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Response to bluesbassman (Reply #18)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 07:58 PM

19. thank you lol

But see the more I changed the settings to get the moon to stand out more I lost the pinks and blues. Of course the second one was taken later but all I kept gettin was pretty moon OR pretty sky drove me NUTS bc I wanted both. I probably took 50 pics lol but anyways thank you

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Response to tnc276 (Reply #15)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 08:17 PM

20. trying to figure this out sorry guys

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<a href=".html" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" alt=" photo moon.jpg"/></a>

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Response to bluesbassman (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 03:18 PM

21. cool site just wanted to share

http://home.hiwaay.net/~krcool/Astro/moon/howtophoto/

Your picture inspired me btw my new goal is to get an awesome pic of the moon

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Response to bluesbassman (Original post)

Tue Mar 5, 2013, 10:28 PM

22. That truly is a spectacular photo! Brilliant blues and deep yellow moon, just gorgeous, thanks! nt

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