Thursday, February 24, 2011

SkyWatch ~ Sunset, Moonrise, Moonset


Still remembering our wonderful 38 hour holiday in Moonta
Bay and this red sunset over the sea.


The fishing improved as the moon rose.


I awoke at 4a.m. to the full moon preparing for bed.


Needless to say, I was out of my bed and up two flights of
stairs, grabbed my camera and in my best birthday suit
(perish the thought), sprinkled with stardust and moon
glow and out on the balcony in a flash. If a stray dolphin
saw me, good luck to him!

This is the actual moonset with very little light and no tripod,
it is a little fuzzy just as I was with all this excitement.



Click to enlarge and sink into the sea . . .

With thanks to the Marvellous SkyWatch Team who have
hosted this meme continuously for years.

34 comments:

  1. These are spectacular photos... thanks for sharing them... L

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  2. Glorious photos! The moonset is wonderful. I admire your drive to get out of bed and record it :-)

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  3. Those photos are truly magical!

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  4. Stunning captures, Arija, -- regardless of what you were or weren't wearing!! What gorgeous skies and colors and a superb way to end a day, enjoy an evening! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

    Sylvia

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  5. You were certainly blessed with beautiful skies, the kind that fill the soul.

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  6. Breath-taking pictures! How wonderful it must have been to witness all these marvels of creation and let their magical beauty bathe us!

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  7. Thanks for sharing these gorgeous sights.

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  8. Que sequência de fotos: o pôr do sol, a lua ao nascer e ao se por e o nascer do sol! Achei demais! Obrigada por cenas tão lindas! Gostei do " cheio de pó de estrelas".

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  9. Mahyrvelous skies!
    Happy weekend Arija.
    xo
    Regina

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  10. Great, Arija! I'm sure all the dolphins were mesmerized by the beautiful sky too and were not paying any attention to you. :)

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  11. I don't know which one I like the most!

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  12. Great series especially the last!! Boom & Gary of The Vermilon River, Canada.

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  13. Lucky catch! I hope you don't have a bad case of moon-burn anywhere ;)

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  14. Good for you Arija to get up so early. Beautiful beyond words!
    Things in camp are well this week.( so far).
    Loads of hugs!
    B.

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  15. LOL!! I can't put into words the picture in my mind.........
    Great shots Arija

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  16. My goodness! My goodness! My goodness! The moonglow is FANTASTIC!!! I would have loved to wake up early and sit in front of this scenes with a cup of coffee and you beside me! Tsup!!!

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  17. Those are just excellent. That first one - so cool! What a great thing to see, lucky you! :)

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  18. First shot and last shot are absolutely gorgeous. The marvels the sky holds--wow. Nice post. Mickie

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  19. Wow it's fantastic love all of them. Happy weekend!
    Full Moon

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  20. Gorgeous!

    Please come and see the Irresistible Sky at my page.

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  21. The moon makes us do very crazy things sometimes.
    Been a looong time since it's wooed me out in my birthday suit - HA! loved that!!!!

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  22. the first and third are very very beautiful..love it

    Yes.....is the answer to your question about the Church.

    Nice day
    graceolsson.com/blog

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  23. Hi - it must be something about this week - lots of moon shots.

    Hope all is well.

    Stewart M - Australia

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  24. A very great spectacle here Arija...the moon photos are awesome! stay safe in your part of the world.

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  25. Gwen Buchanan to me

    Gwen Buchanan has left a new comment on your post "SkyWatch ~ Sunset, Moonrise, Moonset":

    oh my, oh my, oh my... You share such beauty with us all Arija.. and you were there to capture it and capture it so beautifully... I feel like I was standing beside you..

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  26. Lovely sunset and moon shots! Great work.

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  27. WOW, great photos! Thanks for your kind comments about my Skywatch photo this week!

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  28. Fabulous photos, all the more for a sprinkle of stardust and moon
    glow to add to the fun.

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  29. You did a lot in 38 hours! Beautiful moon above the sea, and I appreciate the photo even more knowing what you went through to get it. I can imagine myself doing the same thing!

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  30. Awesome moon shots - especially without a tripod. Very impressive!

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  31. Superb images and the last one is brilliant. Looks and sounds like you had fun! Take care!

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