After all the excitement of photographing the lunar eclipse on Saturday my favorite of the weekend was Sunday’s full moon at colorful dawn with a solitary bird. Click for larger size.
Thin clouds for yesterday morning’s moon set. This morning, clouds totally obscured the moon. Sigh.
The moon setting before dawn over a forested hillside got me up this morning but the 8 inches of snow on the deck kept me from wading out too far to capture it shining through the clouds. I’m looking forward to the next few mornings for moon sets.
This was yesterday morning in which two of my favorite subjects offered an image I could not ignore! I woke at sunrise and grabbed tripod and camera and hit the deck barefoot. The temperature was 49 degrees F, but I didn’t notice my cold feet until I’d spent 25 min. watching and photographing the moon setting alongside lions head. I love the way the shadow of the mountains behind me slip away to reveal the a radiant lion as the sun rises.
Some people say they can’t see the lion in this over 9,000 ft rock outcrop, but I know he’s there for he motivates me to get out of my warm bed and photograph. The lion performs well with clouds and fog, snow and trees, and early light. I adore him with the moon. Some people do morning yoga salutations to the sun, but my morning salutations often point to the lion on my western horizon.