Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Fall Approaches

SkyWatch Friday
Day and Night

Fall approaches

Red and Orange rises,
From the depths of Verdant masses,
Drawn by a Blue sky

. poem by Troy

Virginia Creeper
scene found by Martha
Saturday Oct. 4, 2008


Ft. Worth Nature Center and Refuge
A 5000 acre oasis of Prairie, Mixed Hardwoods, and Bottomland
Where the West Begins

Be sure to click on the photo for a better view

Bonus update:
I was out tonight looking at some of the craters along the terminator of the Moon
and grabbed this hand-held shot (poor quality) through the eyepiece.
Photo about 10PM Central time zone.

The large crater along the central portion of the terminator is Copernicus.

66.6% Illuminated
Note: The terminator is where the shadow begins

Updated photo

At the suggestion of Michael Palmer,
I went back and applied single frame, .jpg, HDR compensation
using Bibble Pro and Photomatrix HDR
Thanks Michael!


For other SWF posts,
see Tom's new SkyWatch site here
.

Troy and Martha
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59 comments:

willow said...

I'm not sure which I like better, the poem or the picture. I think maybe the poem.

Island Rambles Blog said...

I went back up to read the poem (liked it too) as I really liked both pictures and the moon shot hand held ...you have got to be kidding me. Incredible. Through the telescope thingy???

fishing guy said...

Troy: What a wonderous shot of the Moon. It is truely amazing.

Michael Palmer said...

Great shot of the moon, I see a HDR project = )

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

Absolutely beautiful,,. the moon is my favorite shot... the poem is a great addition to this fantastic post....
very nice indeed!
~Michele~

irish daisies said...

great photos we are looking forward to being in texas in a few more weeks

Yen said...

I like the poem and the picture! Stunning post:)My SWF is posted HERE. Have a great day!~

RuneE said...

It looks great to me, but who am I to tell?

Laura ~Peach~ said...

Love the moon and the lovely reds... Happy SWF!

ellen b said...

Fabulous poem and beatiful catch of that creeper and the sky!!

Arija said...

Love the back lit creeper leaves on the tree, nice shot. Good moon too.

Müge Tekil said...

The first photo is very nice but the moon shot is perfect! :-)

Carletta said...

Those red leaves in the middle of all that green are gorgeous to me -I'm so loving the changing of the season.
The moon - awesome! Well done!

imac said...

Amazing, love the shots.

Old Wom Tigley said...

Hello Troy & Martha
What a superb posting this is.. MOON-tastic shot.. and a fantastic post.

John said...

Great shots both, but the moon capture is impressive.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Virginia creeper is getting red here. It's a survivor plant, that's for sure!

Craver Vii said...

That was handheld?! Wow!

Carver said...

I love virginia creeper this time of year. The photograph of that and the poem are both fantastic and I also love the shot of the moon.

Dewdrop said...

Troy, THAT'S A HANDHELD CAPTURE OF THE MOON?!!!! WOW! I am blown away! That is amazing.

The Virginisa creepers are the first to change color here.

Anne-Berit said...

Great Sky Watch-post!

Coloradolady said...

amazing photos. I could only wish to take a photo like that....my poor attempt is this weeks skywatch photo. Yours puts mine to shame.

the teach said...

Troy and Martha, exquisite Virginia creeper providing a little red to the photograph. Incredible shot of the moon. I have quite a different shot of the moon at my SWF entry! :)

Greyscale Territory said...

Your Moon pic is stunning! Awesome detail! Lovely poem too!

Mary said...

wow, that is an amazingly beautiful shot! happy skywatch friday. :)

vincibene said...

Wonderful picture!
And thanks for the bonus-moon! Gorgeous!

Michael Palmer said...

Now that is a moon!!

Mojo said...

I have a moon shot of my own from last weekend... Nice job on that one!

I'm making my debut this week with First Quarter. Hope you enjoy it!

Ivar Ivrig said...

Excellent moon. End of discussion :-D

The Holleys said...

I love the moon! :) Amazing.

The Texican said...

Mighty fine Autumn sky and thanks for mooning us. Pappy

Mary said...

The tree photo is just stunning!

Pernille's ting og tang said...

Wonderful poem and photo!
I have a moon-shot to today;)

Have a nice weekend:)

Pearl Maple said...

Cool posts for sky watch friday, do really enjoy the efforts that some folks put into what they share with us.

nina said...

Great moon shot.

B. Roan said...

Fantastic post. Not only do we get a beautiful view of Virginia Creeper, but we get a poem and the moon. BJ

me ann my camera said...

How very nicely said! We had a grand growth of Virginia this year but it was taken by an early frost much to our disappointment. Happy Skywatch Friday. Thank you for your visit to mine.
ann

Sioux said...

Really liked the photos and the poem!

Jim said...

Beautiful shots, that moon looks great.

marcia@joyismygoal said...

the creeper is like a red snake you captured it so well

Anna said...

I really enjoyed both photos, especially the moon.

Ida said...

Fantastic moon shot!
Just AMAZING! :)))

gen/entry here said...

Hello that is very pretty...Interesting one.

Woody said...

That is an awesome moon shot!

reluctantfarmchik said...

Color me impressed - on both counts. LOVE the colors of the VA Creeper, and the moon, well . . . WOW.

Robin said...

Both poem and picture are lovely. Great bonus shot, too!

eyestothesky said...

Wow! Amazing! fantastic! I've never seen the moon so clearly with a hand held shot! You should be very proud!!
Have a great weekend!

Patricia said...

Wow! I liked both the moon and the poem..you made a perfect combination,

Gretchen said...

Beautiful photos!

Thanks for the no word verification. I hate them, too!

Rob Ripma said...

Great shot of the moon. Very impressive shot!

Photo Cache said...

What a cute creeper you showed us.

Daryl said...

WOW


:-Daryl

storyteller said...

Martha’s lovely ‘fall’ photo and Troy’s marvelous haiku complement one another beautifully, and the Bonus update is wonderful too! Thanks for sharing.

I’ve published on both blogs this morning – SkyWatch/Haiku Friday at Sacred Ruminations and another HF post (in which I ‘reflect’ upon my upcoming Blogoversary) at Small Reflections containing a ‘Fall Thank You’ for all … just because.
Hugs and blessings,

Denise said...

Great photos and a wonderful contribution to SkyWatch. Love the poetry also.

Kathiesbirds said...

Troy, the virgina creeper is so pretty climbing red up that tree, but the moon shot is outstanding! Wow! And, your poetry is getting even better. This haiku is one of my favorites and the best you've done so far!

Alan said...

The kreeper certainly adds a nice splash of color.

'JoAnn's-D-Eyes'NL said...

I like all of the photo's, right now I am a bit emon=tional as you mif=ght understand....
Fantastic shot TROY and MARTHA, I love to see your blog..

THANK you SWEET FRIENDS< for your suportive words by the death of Stef (17 years) we need all the support we can get...

Shellmo said...

Wow - great post today!!!
(My hubby & I headed to the bookstore to grab some Alaska books. On 2nd thought it might take 2 years to plan this! But your posts have been very helpful too!)

Genie said...

There must have been something in the air that night, I was shooting the moon that night and so was another photog friend of mine. It was just gorgeous. Of course, I didn't shoot it even remotely as beautifully but I still liked the photo.

Happy Fall!