THE MOON IS ROUND

The Weekly WordPress Photo Challenge: ROUNDED


 

Gibbous moon at night
Super moon – November 2016
Bad moon in Barnstable
I participate in WordPress’ Weekly Photo Challenge 2017

Author: Marilyn Armstrong

Writer, photography, blogger. Previously, technical writer. Retired! Yay!

47 thoughts on “THE MOON IS ROUND”

    1. I have never gotten pictures like that last one which was taken on a beach in 2013. And it was taken with a pocket camera with a longish lens. The picture is really two pictures put together and it took me almost all day to find it. I think I went through every file from that period of time. I finally found it on a backup drive. I don’t think I could do it again. i was a lot steadier four years ago than i am now. i don’t think I could even stand on the beach for that much time anymore.

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          1. For some reason, your Barnstable Moon reminds me of “Night of the Hunter” and Mitchum’s bat-crazy minister on the prowl for children. Charles Laughton, in his only directorial effort, used the moon very effectively.

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        1. Bro Ben, one of my old TV News Camera mates always insisted on using “sticks” for stories — even high chase stories. Many thought he was crazy. Maybe. But I LOVED working with him.

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      1. Well, Gracias MrA. Knew you could hear it from there. Unfortunately, there aren’t many opportunities for it to be utilized. And hunchbacks in churches just somehow ain’t got the same charm.

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          1. When a kid I looked up the word gibbous in the dictionary (the real deal kind) so I would know how to pronounce. One example of its use was, of course, the moon. Another example was a hunchback. As any kid, I found that simply hilarious and it’s stuck with me ever since.

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    1. Nothing seemed rounder than the moon πŸ™‚ And I’ve shot the moon a lot of times, once in a while very successfully, others not so much. The one of the moon over the harbor is two picture, joined and is a favorite.

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      1. MrsA… Did I just hear you publicly admit you shoot the moon?!? Aren’t we getting a tad old for that?

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    1. It was night on a beach on Cape Cod and I got these two pictures and they were perfect to “fuse” into one. The sea was perfectly flat and the sky was the same color … so this is one of only two pictures I every joined into one. the others were all taken from my deck during periods when there weren’t too many leaves. Usually, I can’t see the moon from here. Too many trees.

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      1. I love the shot through the trees though, it has an ephemeral quality, and an excitement to it. I love it. The others are spectacular. Moon shots are some of the most “mysterious” or “romantic” or just plain fun. I so enjoyed them all!

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  1. “The Moon Is Blue” (’53/Paramount. William Holden, David Niven, Maggie MacNamara, Otto Kruger. Director/Otto Preminger

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