Jan 13-12

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2012: January: Jan 13-12
Backyard moonrise    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Frederic W. Koski
Moonlit night    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Robert C. Wetton
Cabin light    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Rylie Store

Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Friday, January 13, 2012 - 07:58 am:

We're already coming to the end of the second week of 2012 and we've had the first full moon of the year this week, so when I spotted these night time scenes, I thought they'd be a nice change-up to draw this week to a close.

The Backyard Moonrise photo was taken in Three Lakes, by Frederic W. Koski. I don't know if it's his backyard or not, but it sure is a beautiful scene with the wispy clouds and the specks of starlight joining the moon, as it makes its appearance for the night.

The eerie looking night scene in the number two spot today, comes from Robert C. Wetton, showing us another side of the moon, when the clouds and haze give it a more mysterious presence.

The moon isn't showing in our last photo from, Rylie Store, who shares a glimpse of her family cabin in the Bete Grise area. But even without the glow of the full moon surrounding it, the cabin lights give it a nightly glow that outlines the building quite nicely.

We don't always get out in the evening hours to explore and enjoy the U.P. beauty in the dark, but when presented like today's photos, it makes you want to get out there to find some nightly treasures of your own... which Charlie did as this full moon retired for the night...

By Charlie at Pasty Central (Chopper) on Friday, January 13, 2012 - 07:59 am:

That's right, Mary. I finally achieved my longtime ambition of photographing the full moon setting into Lake Superior the day these pictures were taken:

full moon
Folks who have been visiting the Pasty Cam for awhile may recall a piece I wrote back in in '99 titled: "Keweenaw Moon" - about the difficulty of low-light nighttime photos. On Monday when the full moon was setting, there was just enough dawn glow to see the dunes and trees between our bedroom window and the Lake. It was my cell phone this time (low resolution) that allowed me to capture the sight as the moon sank into the endless water on the horizon:
full moon

Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Friday, January 13, 2012 - 08:06 am:

Awesome pictures you guys!! Charlie, I would love to live where you do!!!!

By Janie T. (Bobbysgirl) on Friday, January 13, 2012 - 08:10 am:

Superior moon pictures! Gorgeous!

By Alex "UP-Goldwinger" (Alex) on Friday, January 13, 2012 - 08:16 am:

Red is grey and yellow white.
(Moody Blues)

Nice pics!

By Shirley Waggoner (Shirlohio) on Friday, January 13, 2012 - 08:54 am:

WOW!....what sights! Love your 'moon over superior' shot, Charlie.
I'm drawn to the cabin photo....so warm and inviting on a cold night. Lots of stories can be 'built' around that picture.:) Thanks to all involved.

By Capt. Paul (Eclogite) on Friday, January 13, 2012 - 11:42 am:

Great job Charlie; congrats!!

A full camera rig with a long lens would have been the ticket to really capture the moonset as you would have more control than with a cameraphone. Still, not too shabby...

By RCW (Rcw) on Friday, January 13, 2012 - 12:13 pm:

Mrs RCW took our Moon Shot. She braved the cold nite.

By FRNash/PHX, AZ (Frnash) on Friday, January 13, 2012 - 12:53 pm:

The full moon setting on Superior: An excellent catch, Charlie!

Your next (photographic) mission, Mr. Briggs, er Mr. Phelps, er Mr. Hopper, if you choose to accept it, is to catch a Green Flash at sunset over Superior!

The challenge is open to any other intrepid photographer, for that matter!

By Just me (Jaby) on Friday, January 13, 2012 - 03:00 pm:

I just love the night photos. I often think of trying to take pictures on beautiful nights.....There is a special kind of beauty in the dark.

By Marge Roberts (Fluffyyellow) on Friday, January 13, 2012 - 03:35 pm:

Any of those scenes would be fun to paint.

By Richard J. (Dick_fl) on Friday, January 13, 2012 - 05:42 pm:

Nothing more beautiful than a winter full moon in
the U.P.

By dane l. christensen (Danech55) on Friday, January 13, 2012 - 06:12 pm:

what green flash, really.

By FRNash/PHX, AZ (Frnash) on Friday, January 13, 2012 - 06:17 pm:

dane l. christensen (Danech55):
what green flash, really."

Did you click on the Green Flash link?
Was there something you didn't understand there?

By Sconie (Sconie) on Friday, January 13, 2012 - 06:21 pm:

Wonderful photograph!

By Alex "UP-Goldwinger" (Alex) on Friday, January 13, 2012 - 07:07 pm:

Green flash!...


By Alex "UP-Goldwinger" (Alex) on Friday, January 13, 2012 - 07:10 pm:

Sometimes knowledge is better...

By dane l. christensen (Danech55) on Saturday, January 14, 2012 - 08:47 am:

Just saying that I have seen maybe a thousand sunsets on the shore of Superior under all kinds of conditions, at all times of the year (well maybe not in winter,lol),but have never seen the green flash- as much as I would like to.

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