Moon over MtLawleyShire: more pictorial adventures

More adventures with my little camera.  Last night, I took photos of the moon last night & included them in the post on a sunset last week.

I have just taken photos of the moon tonight & this time, I have noted the settings and the best is this one:  Manual setting:

moon_manual setting

Auto setting.  The worst of them

moon_auto setting

enhanced colour – interesting but not quite right.

moon_Sunset setting

Super vivid isn’t bad:

moon_super vivid setting

ISO 100 – pretty good.

moon_portrait setting

Portrait setting is surprising:

moon_P setting_ISO100

should be brave more often: Manual setting is the best though portrait setting surprised me.

 

Weekly Photo Challenge: Beyond

I almost forgot about this Weekly Photo Challenge: Beyond, then when I remembered, I wasn’t sure whether I had anything that would fit the idea of Beyond that I hadn’t already posted.

Well, I’ve found a few photos, and I’m still not sure whether I’m correctly interpreting it, but here goes –

Beyond the city buildings, clouds give a more true perspective and beyond the clouds – an infinitude of sky:

beyond_1        beyond_9

Beyond the stark quality of white sharp building and dark leaves, the deepness of sky & hint of morning cloud:

beyond_8

Beyond suburbia, looking east: massed clouds against an evening sky:

beyond_2  beyond_3

without these clouds falling into the deep coloured darkness of the sunset beyond the trees, the pic would have no particular perspective:

beyond_10

Coming from beyond the visible:

beyond_5  beyond_4

Beyond day, beyond open sunset, the closing down of night with remaining colours beyond the tree/suburbia line:

beyond_7

I’ve posted some shots from this series before, but not these 2. I could call them ‘beyond hope’ – a shot of virga lit by sunset with the pale evening sky beyond.

beyind_7  beyond_6

Another MtLawleyshire Sunset

This is during the last week, but for the last couple of days, I have either been working or the sky has been utterly clear – like last night, although I managed to get this shot of the moon.  It’s heavily cropped, so the sky is a bit grainy, but I am very happy with the moon itself:

half

As I was trying out the new camera settings, here are all the photos I took with the different settings:

Half_3 half_color filter

If only I could remember what the settings were!  There were a couple of others but I am ashamed to say I MOVED!  Oh dear!!

Now, onto that neglected sunset – well almost.  First, a white cockatoo flying above sunset & a bottlebrush flower

above sunset  bottlebrush

Fellow sunset watcher: a singing honeyeater

singing honeyeater

Now – MtLawleyshire’s sunset: it started gold, almost benign:

broad glow  hints of cloud

momentary brilliance  desolation

As the sun sank, clouds whisped in & the silhouettes and light made the shots look like stills from a horror film:

Horror still_2  heat

Horror still_3

It was also the light itself contributing to that sense of something inimical:

golden swirls     horror still_1

Heat_2  intensity

a close-up of those golden swirls:

the swirls

The more distant view:

Horror still_4 horror still_5

turneresque  reaching

These are more ‘Turneresque’ in feel:

turneresque_2  light painting

The last of it, with the sky darkening:

heat of dying day

No – not a sunset, but my fluffy gorgeous girl coming down to see what I am doing:

wrong setting

& finally – do you remember the rose the lovely Italian lady gave me?  Here are inside shots of the rose in a vase on my desk.  Me playing with the flash & settings:

inside rose_1 inside rose_2

inside rose_4  inside rose_3

Just a beautiful rose, and the perfume was divine.

inside rose_5

I hope you enjoyed this sunset & roses – & moon!

Keira 🙂