Backyard, Cornwall, Ontario, Canada
December 5th, 2009

Out earlyish that morning, I noticed the moon had not set yet, so I nipped back inside and got the camera. This has been edited a bit – I played with the shadows/highlights and the contrast levels to darken the sky and to bring out the highlights on the moon’s surface.

Sony Alpha 700, Sigma 28 to 300 at 300
iso 100, spot metered, F6.7, 1/200 second


clouds, morning, autumn, sky, ontario, moon, serenity, december, skyscapes, feetyur

In love with Ma Nature! Always have been, always will be. Let’s keep her safe, eh?

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  • Jonice
    Jonicealmost 5 years ago

    Awesome shto Mike!

  • Thanks so very much, Jonice. I don’t usually do that much editing, but it was just a little too light out and the old moon looked a little washed out.

    – Mike Oxley

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppalmost 5 years ago

    Nice work Mike, the night sky colors are very pretty here. You are an early bird for a Saturday!!!

  • Many thanks, Larry. I took this about 8 in the a.m. and darkened the sky a bit.

    – Mike Oxley

  • Al Bourassa
    Al Bourassaalmost 5 years ago

    Well done Mike.

  • Greatly appreciated, Al. As mentioned, the lighting was edited a bit.

    – Mike Oxley

  • deb cole
    deb colealmost 5 years ago

    Great shot, Mike! Your treatment works very well! I was taking some moon shots last night, but they’re still in my camera. Don’t think they came out quite as good as this.

  • Many thanks, Deb. The “adjust shadows and highlights” bit of PSE can do wonders to bring out hidden details. I wish I’d had time to change over to the really big lens, but it’s such a pain.

    – Mike Oxley

  • katymckay
    katymckayalmost 5 years ago

    Wow!! what a wonderful shot..the moon looks like it is floating…..Fantastic !!!!

  • Thanks so very much, Wee Katy. Your very kind words are much appreciated. And I greatly appreciate you adding this to your favourites, too. Awfy nice o’ ye!

    – Mike Oxley

  • Brenda Dow
    Brenda Dowalmost 5 years ago

    Beautiful presentation Mike!!!! Love the moons surface….. really a great job!!!
    A fav!!!!

  • Many, many thanks, Brenda. As I mentioned, it is edited a bit. It was a little too light out when I took the shot. But that 28 to 300 is a great lens.

    – Mike Oxley

  • Fred Mitchell
    Fred Mitchellalmost 5 years ago

    Excellent shot Mike.

  • Many thanks, FM. Greatly appreciate your kind words!

    – Mike Oxley

  • Aileen David
    Aileen Davidalmost 5 years ago

    Beautiful capture Mike*:)*

  • Thanks so very much, Aileen. Your very kind words are always so greatly appreciated!

    – Mike Oxley

  • ©The Creative  Minds
    ©The Creative ...almost 5 years ago

    oh, yes! Fly me to the moon would make a nice tune to go with this capture!
    Love it!

  • Many thanks, Sabine. And I greatly appreciate you adding it to your favourites, too! And “Fly me to the moon” works!

    – Mike Oxley

  • Tracy Faught
    Tracy Faughtalmost 5 years ago

    Thats really beautiful Mike!! I find it so wonderful to watch the moon glow in the sky as the sun comes up too say good day!! This time of the year is so cool , as we head to the equinox!! :]

  • Thanks so very much, Tracy, and thanks for adding this to your favourites, too. I was heading out to do the groceries Sat. a.m. and spotted this. Say no more! I did have to edit a bit to bring out the contrasts, though.

    – Mike Oxley

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