January 21, 2011

The Smiling Moon.

Yes, yet another post about the moon - but how can I resist?
On the evening of the full moon I was privileged to watch it rise above the ocean, in the company of someone special, as its reflection spilled like liquid silver over the ebony surf, creating a magical moment, locked in space and time - and furthermost in my perception.

This morning though I had to marvel watching the moon set during a magnificent violet dawn. Still almost full, I finally managed to preserve its enchantment through a semi-decent image - compliments of my brand new camera, that deserves a post of its own.

On one of the pictures a bird passed my view, creating a smiling face in the morning sky. And that put a smile on my face as well - hope it will on yours too.

42 comments:

Elizabeth said...

A new camera, hmmm, a new world opens up.

Alberto Hugo Rojas said...

love the mon. like your pic. kisses

InesMrs.Venus said...

Hi, my Love-

first- thank you for you last comment- it´s a pleasure for me, that we met and I enjoy such wonderful people like you- they are counted in this world :-)

I don´t know, how to shoot such a perfect picture. It´s so beautiful and I love it!
I thought of you while the full moon *heehee and I tried to make a photo, too- but it looks so awful- I am not a good photographer (and I have a wonderful new camera, too) so I enjoy yours...

This color- great!

I saw this moon with my lovely twins- they are special for me... so: sharing wonderful moments- the best you can do...

Thank you for sharing your moonstory!

Enjoy your day- mine is busy as always... but the weekend is near.

Ines♥

Rajesh said...

Spectacular images of full moon. Have a good time.

Sandi McBride said...

The moon is always so beautiful, cool and remote while the sun, jealous of her mystique, requires that we avert our eyes from his raging hatred, all the while only wishing to visit her boudoir and worship at her feet...
Sandi

Kath said...

Fabulous photos! I have never been able to take photos of the mon, or lights at night, but this year I am planning on a camera course :-D

Susan Deborah said...

Zuzana:

Even we had a full moon last night. Maybe we saw the same mmon at different times. Lovely to reflect upon those connections, dear Zuzana. The pictures look so real. I could almost eat the moon up. It looked so tangible.

The little bird which appears as a speck increases the artistic value of the picture.

Lovely post as well as images.

Joy always,
Susan

Gaston Studio said...

That HUGE full moon we had a couple of nights ago made me think of a harvest moon rather than a winter moon; very unusual, but beautiful.

Brian Miller said...

wow. what a gorgeous moon and sky...last night the clouds were thick but there was a hole around the moon that it back lit that looked like a heart drawn in white on the grey...but i had no camera...pout

Betsy said...

Lovely! I love the moon, too! The full moon this week was so bright that it filled our bedroom with light all night! haha. And what a wonderful picture there with the bird flying across! So perfect!

young-eclectic-encounters said...

Delightful
Johnina ☺☺☺☺☺

Sukanya said...

Awesome shoot, i say!!! your camera is doing wonders here... Seriously.. its super cool.. and the picture with the bird is just so perfect.

so here's to your brand new camera Zuzana :)

Cheers,
Sukanya

Foxglove said...

Zuzana the enchanting full moon shone bright last night and has ascended into the sky again tonight, she peeped out from behind the clouds so gracefully to display her beauty and light for all those who would look up and take notice.

I love you photos they look divine and that smile on the moon was meant to be!!!
Enjoy your new camera, the glorious moon and the weekend which is nearly upon us. xxx

(Scribe816) said...

Before I read the post I saw the first pic and said to myself; "That doesn't look like something you can take with a point and shoot camera."
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The violet sky looks like a view from a different planet.

Donna said...

The beautiful full moon! Great photos, Zuzana. The one with the bird makes me smile.

Hugs,
Donna

Ann Nichols said...

Oh Zuzana,
These are fabulous shots!!! That bird... I wonder if he knows how famous he is now (even more, little would he care!) But the "man on the moon"...The bird really enhances his smile! And the color of the sky... really special. Yes, do tell about your new camera!!
Batcat is just gorgeous. Those eyes!!! And his silky fur! What a handsome fellow! Give him a big cuddle for me...and I will do the same to Edward for you...right now he's on the rocking chair behind me waiting for me to stop clicking on the keyboard and get down to the business of playing!
Have a great weekend!
Ann

Snappy Di said...

That's so sweet.... a tiny smile on the moon. Thank you birdie!

Di

Myrna R. said...

Okay, there are a few important tidbits in this post. First of all the moon, so beautiful and your photos, they should win a prize somewhere, then the camera, I envy you 'cause I want a new one, but then there's the part about someone special and that's special.

I so enjoy your writing and wish you the very best in life and romance.

Zuzu said...

Wasn't it lovely? Your photographs are stunning, Zuzana!
Happy weekend to you,
~ Zuzu

Nessa said...

I never get tired of looking at the moon. Beautiful shots and i bet it was even better in person.

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

The photos are beautiful.

The descriptions are lovely.

But the best part is... "...was privileged to watch it rise above the ocean, in the company of someone special,..."

Hugs & ♥'s...
'Cause Valentine Day is coming!

LadyCat said...

Beautiful photos of the lovely moon. I like the "smile". I had an experience with the moon and birds this morning, too. I was driving to work and the almost full moon was in front of me. A large flock of birds flew right in front of the moon and there were some bare, stark trees in the view. It was awesome! I paused to give thanks to our Creator for such beauty for me to enjoy on my way to work.

Kat_RN said...

Lovely, made me smile too. Congratulations on the new camera, can't wait to hear more.
Kat

sonia said...

Zuzana,

THE MOON IS ALSO THE MOST BEAUTIFUL TIME TO FEED OUR SPIRIT OF STATE, THE ECSTASY OF A ROMANTIC MOMENT. HE LIGHTS THE NIGHT, AND THE SOUL, THE EYES, AND OUR BEST FEELINGS. BEAUTIFUL IMAGES.

HUGS,


sonia.

Bachelor said...

Let's sing Whitney Houston's "One Moment in Time"... you caught that bird just at the right moment!
I like pictures like this..a way of nature coming across in caricature form. Have a great weekend, my friend!
:) Lord Thomas of Wellington

LauraX said...

BIG smile :D

the color is incredible...due tell about the new camera!

Rebecca said...

Beautiful. I love the purples and pinks in the photos. I love anything to do with the moon. I find myself writing about it so often. Thank you for sharing.

sprinkles said...

I'm more interested in this mystery man! Are you going to post about him?

The light in the sky there is always so beautiful.

Hilary said...

Wow.. those pics are wonderful, Z. I love the birdie smile.

So what camera did you get?

Absolutely Ladylike said...

These colors are so gorgeous dearest Zuzana...congratulations on your new camera! I'm sure you'll enjoy it a lot...and I can't wait to see your new shots!

Happy weekend my dear friend!

Much love: Evi

Just_because_today said...

perfect time for that bird to fly by or for you to have the camera ready. Makes you wonder if life is like that, perfect time for us to be ready when great moments appear.

Nothing like watching the moon with someone special

adrielleroyale said...

That - is - so - COOL!! Amazing shot! Isn't it wonderful the difference a camera can make? Hope you have a fantastic week! :)

SY said...

What a very cool moment to capture.
seems hopeful in a crazy way. THE SKY IS SMILING AT ME!!

steviewren said...

I love the way your new camera captured that beautiful early morning light!

Kata Wagner Berg said...

Always exciting with a new camera...what kind?

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Angela Bell said...

The moon was full over the Cathedral last night,it was huge and orange ,just hanging there over the spires.I have a view of Truro Cathedral from our bedroom but did not have time to take a photo.Yours are gorgeous!

SandyCarlson said...

I am glad you could share the full moon with someone special. Your photos are just wonderful.

ladyfi said...

Wow - these are magical! Love the rich colours - so soothing. And that last shot with the bird flying across the face of the moon is just stunning!

Enjoy your new camera! What sort is it?

Stickhorsecowgirls said...

What IS it about the moon that is so enchanting and intriguing? I remember years ago when my then two year old daughter looked up at the half moon in the night sky with a crestfallen face and exclaimed "Mama, the moon is broken"!
I love your poetic, lyrical way with words, Suzanna. You have such a gift.
xxoo
V

Kim said...

Wow what a photo capture.. Yes it put a smile on my face.
I always write a wish and burn it to the full moon..this month I wrote the wish and discovered I had no matches...I talked to the moon though I couldn't see it through the clouds..I hope that was sufficient.. I just bought a bunch of new matches.

Zuzana said...

Elizabeth, Alberto, Ines, Rajesh, Sandi, Kath, Susan, Jane, Brian, Betsy, Johnina, Sukanya, Foxglove, Scribe, Donna, Ann, Di, Myrna, Zuzu, Nessa, Amelia, LadyCat, Kat, sonia, The Bach, Laura, Rebecca, sprinkles, Hilary, Evi, Myriam, adrielle, SY, Stevie, Kata, IBG (welcome), Angela, Sandy, ladyfi, V and Kim (welcome) – thank you so very much all for your endearing words about my photography and the beautiful moon, which seems to be so enticing to everyone.

Indeed, I can look at it for the millionth time, and always see something so very new and amazing and each time it reinforces my belief in the mysterious…

To those of you who inquired about my company - I can assure you it was a prefect one in every way and more might be disclosed later.;)
And to those who asked about my new camera; it is a Canon, PowerShot G12. I am still trying to learn all it can do, but so far it seems to be a magnificent piece of equipment and I am thrilled.

Thank you everyone as always so much for taking the time to stop by.

Xoxo
Zuzana