Thursday, December 3, 2009

What I Awakened To - Sparkling Moon

Is it just my imagination or does it seem that after a heavy rain, the outside world just seems to sparkle. This moon is what I awoke to this morning, and the reason I ran outside in my PJs to capture it on my camera. It just sparkled, as did the entire morning - I even had a difficult time driving because of the brightness, even while wearing sunglasses.

What a glorious view this was! Although the clarity isn't quite what I would have liked, it'll just have to do.




11 comments:

Debra said...

Wow, you must have an awesome zoom lens! Great shot! Last night I noticed the moon out my kitchen window while I was cooking and it was big and beautiful, but I didn't want dinner to burn, so I wasn't able to get a shot of it. I'm so glad you did! :)

Christina said...

A great shot of the moon!

Mari said...

What a great shot! I can never get this kind of clarity when I try for moon shot!

SaraG said...

Awesome photo's Dot!!
I am so far behind on commenting, but your photo's for the past couple of weeks have been just great!!!

LuAnn said...

Way to go Dot - that is great !!!

Debra said...

Dot, I clicked on my storyboard picture and the dimensions are 1008 x 504. When I created it in Photoshop elements I chose Width: 14 inches, Height: 7 inches Resolution 300 pixels/inch Color mode: RGBcolor. Once it was completed I saved it and then I resized it for the web to get the right dimensions. Do you know how to do that? After you save your project then:

1. Go to IMAGE> RESIZE> IMAGE SIZE
2. In the IMAGE box: Set resolution to 72 ppi. Make sure that the Resample Image box is checked. Choose> Bicubic Sharper from the dropdown menu.
3. Click> OK
4. Go to FILE> SAVE FOR WEB
5. In the save for web dialogue box, choose HIGH from the options.
6. Click> OK to all defaults
7. In the SAVE dialogue box, type in (filename)_WEB
Note: Make sure you use different file names when you save your printable and web formats because they're both jpeg files and you don't want to overwrite the files by mistake. (As you can see above I just add WEB after my filename, so I know this is the one that has been resized to upload to the web, blog or email!)
8. Click on SAVE

I hope this helps!

Misola said...

Great shot, Dot!!
Unbeliveable that we all see the same moon ....

Sorry for beeing away for such a long time, I'm a bad blogger at the moment.
Hugs,
maike

Robert Hill said...

Super moon shot...

bentonflocke said...

wow, that´s a fantastic moon shot - love it!

wish you a wonderful and blessed christmas time!

Michelle said...

Nice Job!

Oz Girl said...

It's beautiful Dot! And you're so funny... I do the same thing, in fact, I did it this morning... ran outside in my pj's and slippers on frosty grass to catch a sunrise over the pond. LOL Feet wet, but well worth it.