On the day before the full moon, I was driving home from work when on my right I spotted the beautiful setting sun and on my left a big old moon rising!
Seeing this bought to mind the rising and falling away, of each day and each moment, coming into being and falling away.
Both were very beautiful! But alas I had no camera!
When I arrived home the moon was just rising over the tree tops which would make for a beautiful picture so I rushed to the house to get my camera but I was too late, the moon was higher in the sky and smaller. Being it was bitterly cold I snapped a few photos and headed inside to warm up by the wood heater.
Close Up of Moon Almost Full - Only a Tiny Sliver Missing
The next day I figured I'd go out earlier and catch some photos of the full moon as it was rising in the sky. It was -30 Celsius so I wanted to time it just right so I won't be outside too long. But the moon wasn't co-operating and didn't rise at the same time or place. After two trips to the front of the lane that was enough. I would wait and catch it as it rose over the spruce trees by our deck.
I kept checking and it was no where to be found so I settled in, warm in front of my computer and began working away not really wanting to go outside any more.
Then around 8:30pm I got this strong urge to go check the moon and sure enough it was just coming up through the spruce trees so I bundled up and grabbed my camera. Was I ever glad I did for I got some fabulous shots of the full moon, with so many wonderful pictures it was hard to choose which ones to post.
Lets start with the one of the first view of the moon through the spruce branches...
Spruce Needles Silhouetted by the Full Moon
Glow of the Full Moon Silhouettes the Spruce and Poplar Branches
There was a bit of a haze (probably from the cold) and some light clouds were starting to come in. This made for a beautiful effect of a ring around the moon!
Clouds Starting to Move in by Full Moon
Beautiful Poplar and Spruce Branches Silhouetted by the Full Moon Sporting a Colored Ring
At times it looked like a rainbow over the moon!
Rainbow Over the Full Moon with Silhouettes of Poplar and Spruce Trees
Taking a closer look, the colors from the glow of the full moon accented the light clouds creating a picture that reminded me of the old masterpiece paintings!
Glow of Full Moon Highlights the Clouds in Orange and Red
The towering spruce trees made beautiful silhouettes with the glow of the full moon!
Towering Spruce Illuminated By the Bright Full Moon
Pair of Spruce Trees Silhouetted by the Full Moon
I was trying out a new feature on my camera which allowed for more light in with the push of a button. I never tried the brighter/darker button before and it made for some different effects, even casting a red glow a few times!
Red Glow From the Full Moon Silhouettes the Trees
Spruce Branches Touching in Front of the Red Glow of the Full Moon
Here is that same view with blue and orange rings showing around the full moon -
Bright Full Moon ringed with Colors Silhouettes the Spruce Trees
I was mesmerized by the beautiful site before me! And because I was on the deck and could try out my new tripod I kept snapping pictures! Of course I had to zoom in for a close up of the full moon -
Close Up of Full Moon January 10 2020
I was beginning to shake but the view kept changing and was so beautiful so I kept snapping photos until my battery finally died. That was good for I was chilled to the bone and took a fair bit of warming up by the wood heater!
I hope you enjoyed the photos of the full moon as much as I have! I had many more but these were some of the best!
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All images were taken with my Canon PowerShot SX 60 HS
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