Orange Glow | Super Moon

This was taken within a few days of this year’s Super Moon, this time with some gorgeous clouds in play and a little foreground in the form of a slight silhouette.

Clouds can be a photographer’s best friend!  They add interest, diffuse light, and bring a little something extra~

 

Let’s remember to not get discouraged by less-than-awesome shots, and to not be afraid to reshoot!

Let’s find our lesson, and move forward with a little more knowledge and experience.

Much Peace and Keep Roamin’
Landscape photography of the Wolf Moon behind a tree.

Blue and cloudy morning sky

Super Moon

These past few days featured a lovely Super Moon, the closest since 1948.

The moon is always a gorgeous sight, and a decent view with a 300mm telephoto lens, but why not enjoy a bigger, brighter beauty?

 

The moon is possibly the best example of the importance of utilizing foreground, not only to suggest size, but also add interest.  (See photos below)

Also a good example of a situation where you’ll want to have a plan in advance, areas scouted, and knowledge of when you need to be set up and ready to go.

 

Of course, a bit of serendipity now and then never hurts!

Much Peace and Keep Roamin’

Landscape photography of the Wolf Moon behind a tree.

Nature photograph of grass silhouetted by a harvest moon

Expansive World | Travel

Big World

If we dream of traveling the world, or even just our home country, it can be easy to find ourselves feeling stuck and depressed, especially if we don’t currently have the time or money to go whisking off to a new place.

It’s important to remember, though, that we don’t have to go very far to see and experience new things.  And that’s what travel is all about, right?  Maybe we can’t visit the other end of the country this year, and maybe we’re a few years away from making it overseas, but that doesn’t mean we can’t still experience the joys of travel!

Maybe it’s not as fantastical as visiting Scotland, but check out what local places you can visit right now.  Is there a funky and eclectic town nearby you can visit?  A mountain you can climb to get a different view of your hometown?  What about restaurants, museums, and boutiques you haven’t seen yet, in your own city or one a few hours away?

Dreams of travel are grand, especially when we’re dreaming of grand locations, bit it pays to look into what gorgeous wonders we happen to already be sitting on.  Let’s explore local destinations while we continue to dream and save up for those bigger trips, and let’s remember that the world is an immense place, and our own city is a lot bigger than it seems.

Much Peace and Keep Roamin’

Landscape photography. Use photography de la paysage.

Landscape photography of a brush field and lone tree against a deep blue sky near sunset.

Wolf Moon

The Full Wolf Moon from a few days ago!  I definitely need to be more aware of current lunar phases, weather, and the rise and set times of both the sun and moon.  That way photos like these might be able to be a little more planned.  Not that there’s anything wrong with noticing a scene and running outside to capture it, of course!

HDR photography is so gorgeous to admire, and I’d love to practice it, especially when it comes to photographing the moon and sunsets with a beautiful foreground to match!

This is a simple mix of two exposures.  Though the sky was full of textures from clouds, the soft glow against the nearest of them was all I could get.

Should’ve used a tripod.  Eventually the stubbornness will wear out…right?

Let’s keep our eyes open and on the beautiful world around us.  If we happen to get lost in our studios and books, let’s still try to take frequent trips outside, not only for photographic opportunities we might miss, but for that wonderful revitalization that comes from admiring the gorgeous beauty of the world~

Much Peace and Keep Roamin’

Sunrise photography

Nature photograph of grass silhouetted by a harvest moon

December Moon

Moon

This morning’s beautiful crescent moon, with the ever-bright Venus at its side.  The best thing about getting up before dawn for work is looking up at the sky.

Did anyone happen to catch the moon pass over and hide Venus later this morning?  The sky is always gorgeous, but I bet this was particularly spectacular!

Much Peace and Keep Roamin’

Photography of a harvest moon over a grass field Moon | Change

Winter Morning Moon

Winter Morning Moon

For many of us, colder weather means spending less and less time outside.  Although different from outings during the summer, winter walks are refreshing in their own way.  And with fresh air and beautiful snow-covered landscapes to admire, we should still make it a point to get outside.

Even if cold weather isn’t our favorite, let’s still get ourselves to spend time under the winter sky, even if it’s just taking lunch outside or enjoying a longer walk to work.

Much Peace and Keep Roamin’

Photography of mountain trees covered in snow Landscape photography of Pike's Peak and foothills.