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Baying at the Moon - It's Never Quite Right!

For months now, I've been planning a full moon with my big girl camera and tripod in a place where they are no cloud or electric power lines.  Then, the plan is to get the perfect picture. 

Well, it just never happens just the way I want it. 

Tonight driving home, I notice the moon was almost, if not totally full, but there was a pretty heavy cloud cover.  And I didn't have my camera with me, except for the one on my iPhone.  And I was in a neighborhood with a lot of trees and power lines.  Then, I came to a place with just the moon and trees, and the man in the moon looked, well, flirtworthy. 

So I pulled over, opened my sun roof (moon roof, perhaps) and took this shot. 

When I leave home tomorrow for my day's adventure, it will be with camera and tripod in the trunk.  And just maybe the sky will be clear when I'm driving home! 

Which raises another question!  Why on earth can't they bury the freakin' power lines in the residential sections of the city?  They are so ugly, and whenever there is a gust of wind, a tree will fall on one somewhere knocking out power!  Oh well, I'll save that for another blog post of its own!


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Comment balloon 18 commentsPatricia Kennedy • November 27 2012 04:41PM


Oh very nice.  I love taking moon and sun pictures.  We did the turkey trot thanksgiving morning and were out the door early.  We were able to get some fabulous sunrise pictures.

Posted by Cindy Edwards, CRS, GRI, PMN - Northeast Tennessee - 423-677-6677 (RE/MAX Checkmate) almost 8 years ago


It looks like your quick on the draw with your iPhone. Outstanding mood photo.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Posted by Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates) almost 8 years ago
The next time you happen to notice a flirt-worthy man hanging out under a moonlit sky... Can you let me know? ;)))
Posted by Melinda (Mel) Peterson, The Blessed Realtor - ABR, CRS (Grants Pass, OR) almost 8 years ago

Love the iPhone shot, Pat!  Glad you at least pulled over for it!  And I hate the power lines too.  Just got a quote for a buyer who wants to bury the line from the pole to his house.  I kid you not, it was $1,169.06.  Seriously?  They have it down to the penny?  Seems like a LOT of money for a simple procedure in this case!

Good luck finding the perfect money shot!

Posted by Melissa Brown, Realtor - South Charlotte NC Homes for Sale (Helen Adams Realty) almost 8 years ago

Love that photo, Pat! I noticed the full moon this evening when I was on the balcony....beautiful!

Posted by Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional, Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor (Charles Rutenberg Realty) almost 8 years ago

Pat, this is an awesome photo!  I am in agreement about power lines. There are unattractive.  We live in an area of Dallas where all lines are buried.  When the power goes out, the City always tells us that the lines have to come out of the ground "somewhere" and "somewhere" is where the lines have snapped!

Posted by Sharon Parisi, Dallas Homes (United Real Estate Dallas ) almost 8 years ago

I caught a cool shot with my cell phone last night with the reflection of the sunset on the river and the almost full moon coming up.  Need to post it on FB and remember to take out my tripod tomorrow night and see if I can get a good shot.

Posted by Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News (Integrity Real Estate Group) almost 8 years ago

Oh Pat, I LOVE this shot. It is so mesmerizing and even if it was unplanned, it is a keeper.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) almost 8 years ago

Hi there Pat, we couldn't agree more on the power poles. They seem to pop up just as break out the camera, turn it on, pull over (not in that order of course) grab whatever fell to the floor when you stopped to get the picture. It seems that as long as there is no camera in sight, you don't seem to notice them as much. :)  Jacque

Posted by Larry & Jacque Ficek, Realtors - Wasilla Alaska (Alaska Dream Makers) almost 8 years ago

Hi Pat! That's a good moon-shot. I have tried to take good moon pictures, but it just doesn't work. Hope you get a good one tonight also!

Posted by Rose King, Friendswood / Pearland / Houston Bay Area (David Tracy Real Estate) almost 8 years ago

Hi Patricia,

Most everyone takes a a big round full moon in a dark sky but yours has character and texture too. I really like it. Thanks for sharing with us. I hope you get your perfect shot today.

Posted by Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning (Sun Lakes Realty) almost 8 years ago

Last night's moon was brilliant out where the burbs are.  But tonight is the full moon.  Get your vocal chords ready!  Mine will be.

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) almost 8 years ago

Pat, isn't that always the way? I want a better lens for that, and I need a new tripod. Guess I better get moving on that. I have to stop pouting, with the new business partner being a professional photographer I have stopped taking pictures. Not good....

Love the moon shot and totally agree about power lines.

Posted by Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties) almost 8 years ago

Great photo, Pat! Almost spooky -- the way the moon fits in between the tree branches is almost perfect.

Posted by Tony Cappaert (Contactually) almost 8 years ago

Pat, sometimes you just have to go with what you are given...great shot, despite the equipment handicap! I think you did really well--even without the fancy equipment.

Posted by Holly Weatherwax, A Great Real Estate Experience ( Associate Broker, Momentum Realty) almost 8 years ago

We have a wonderful full moon out tonight, but I can't get a clear enough shot for the trees and the light interference.

Posted by Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally (Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 ) almost 8 years ago

Pat: I've been watching that moon here through the Redwood trees here in Del Norte County, California. Just love these mood photos. Look forward to your next shot.

Posted by Hella Mitschke Rothwell, Hawaii & California Real Estate Broker ((831) 626-4000) almost 8 years ago
Bring your gear for some great beach shots this Sat at the Wreath Party.
Posted by Cheryl Ritchie, Southern Maryland 301-980-7566 (RE/MAX Leading Edge almost 8 years ago