Thursday, May 1, 2008

Picture Perfect Magical


I don’t want realism. I want magic!
TENNESSEE WILLIAMS, A Streetcar Named Desire
I took this picture several months ago.  To me, there is something "magical" about the moon, when it's shinning so brightly through the clouds.  It sometimes appears to be playing hide and seek.
I love watching the moon like this.   The way it lights up the sky around it.  The changing shapes as the clouds move over.  My thoughts drift off to other places as I weave dreams of "magical" moments that were and maybe, one day, will be, underneath a "magical" moon.
Camera: Kodak Z7590 Zoom
Exposure: 0.5 sec (1/2)
Aperture: f/3.3
Focal Length: 39.5 mm
ISO Speed: 400
Exposure Bias: 2 EV
Flash: Flash did not fire

I haven't yet, caught this moon the way I want but, I haven't given up.  I will keep trying, as time permits.  Any advice here is welcome.
I look forward to seeing all the entries this week.  I have a lot going on, at the moment, so, it may take some time.
For more on Picture Perfect and to see some amazing photography, click here.
Dance with me
Beneath the moon and stars
Take my hand
You have my heart
If it be fate or if it be chance
Lead me through this glorious dance
Sounds of night our symphony
Bodies swaying wild and free
A look, A touch, passions high
On this night, together we fly
LHudson
(When I wrote it, I forget, LOL)

108 comments:

  1. Awww...you ole mushy gal....

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  2. the magic of the moon, im sure since man first looked up to the heavens it has seemed magical.

    http://mrpiggy001.multiply.com/journal/item/891/picture_perfect_-_Magical_

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  3. You just get better and better, Linda! I love the moon, even though I think I'm more of a daylight kind of person. I make exceptions when the moon is full and beautiful. Love your photo, and even more so with your poem.

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  4. Yes! THAT's magic!
    (I have never ever managed to take a picture of the moon! Why is that ?!?!)

    http://meerkatz007.multiply.com/journal/item/485/Picture_Perfect_-_Magickal

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  5. looking at the moon, specially full moon always give me a magical feeling

    nice shot Linda

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  6. Oh wow! I can just imagine all kinds of stories with that moon. GREAT take on the theme. Have a GREAT weekend and mine is up and ready and you're more than welcome to stop by and have a look.

    http://bikergirl279.multiply.com/journal/item/524/Picture_Perfect_Friday_Magical

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  7. Great and beautiful take on the theme. I like it .Thank you for sharing. My entry for this week’s Picture Perfect – Theme Magical is at - http://jayaramanms.multiply.com/journal/item/147/PICTURE_PERFECT_-_MAGICAL

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  8. Hei Linda

    Great take!
    You do write so well, too.
    Keep so grand.

    My MAGICAL take is in ere

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  9. I like this moon! Can it be another Vamps moon?

    Pretty please?

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  10. I know you love it when I grovel lol

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  11. Nice shot Linda.
    And you are right, it likes to play hide and seek.

    here is mine
    http://isostar.multiply.com/journal/item/16/Picture_Perfect_-_Magical

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  12. Wasnt that one of Blanches lines..love the night shots linda ..always love stopping over here.jgh
    Thank you for visiting “Magical Hands”
    <<< CLICK >>>><<< CLICK >>>

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  13. The moon has given rise to thoughts of magic since ancient times. Great pics :-))

    http://mitchylr.multiply.com/journal/item/92/Picture_Perfect_MAGICAL

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  14. What a great shot ! thanks for visiting mine ....:)

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  15. Like the pics, love the poem.

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  16. Your moons are always magical.
    Great poem too.

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  17. I love when the moon does that too... it's almost like a cute little game that it's playing. Neat picture!
    Thanks for stopping by :)

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  18. This is a great take on the theme so magical. I love it and thanks for stopping by.

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  19. me and the moon have that love affair too! Great shots sister!
    (LOVE your poem too... can I borrow it to "give" to Danny? )

    Go ahead and rub it in to your brothers about the bass... make em come fishin even more! lol
    http://serenole.multiply.com/journal/item/82/Picture_Perfect_Magical_

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  20. I love the magic of the night sky as well. You have captured quite the nice little "moon doggie" here!
    http://tinyurl.com/5zfucw

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  21. I've always wanted to capture a terrific moon photo...I'm glad you left your settings for us to try out. A nice evening with a full moon is always magical it seems.

    Thanks for sharing and thanks for stopping by Romy's "Magical Kingdom" and for the sweet thoughts and compliment.

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  22. I cant get enough of that ole moon up thar.. it casts its spell on me everytime :)
    I look up & see the stars twinkling ..and I think of Heaven.

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  23. wow thats beautiful! i can never get the moon to look a decent size .. always ends up as a pin prick :(

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  24. Very nice shot...

    here is my Picture Perfect: MaGiCaL

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  25. "The Full moon shimmers
    Rest of the world glimmers
    The dark night glows
    The moon light fllows ... "
    ~ Tranquil Ocean

    love moon... love your shot... it makes me wanna go out and look for the moon =D
    thanks for dropping by.
    http://wanderingdeity.multiply.com/journal/item/326/The_Magical_Whale

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  26. You said it nicely, I am a moon lover. (Love the Tennesee Williams quote too) I have one really cool shot of the moon I took with my zoom and cropped, I'm waiting for the perfect theme to use it. Thanks for stopping by!
    http://octoberwitch.multiply.com/photos/album/28/Bad_Boys_Magical_Tour_Picture_Perfect#1

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  27. Personally, I think your photos are pure magic. The moon is a magical sphere that is forever and always here. Thank you so much for stopping by and sharing. HUGS.

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  28. makes me dreamy.. thanks for sharing

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  29. Lovely poem.... makes me wanna dance under the moon (Guess the neighbors are in trouble again tonight lol)

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  30. Perfect!! There is nothing more magical than the moon ... magic and a full moon seem to go hand in hand. Lovely picture.
    Thanks for popping in!

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  31. Nice! I love the picture AND the poem. You are fast becoming expert at these moon shots Linda.

    I love you.

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  32. The moon certainly evokes wonder through the magic it creates. A fine job! Very nice.
    Thank you so much for the nice comment you left on mine ~ have a great week =)

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  33. very beautiful! mystical and magical! wonderful!

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  34. The moon has always held a special magic for me too. Beautiful selection this week!
    Thanks for visiting mine too.

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  35. I like the top picture best and enjoyed reading your entry.

    Thanks for your visit.

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  36. Bravo! Your shots are magical...

    Thanks for your visit.

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  37. Love it! And the poem too. Thanks for sharing and visiting my site!

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  38. nice shot ... I found to take a good moon shot one needs to move out of the auto settings and go to the manual settings ...
    Here is my PPF - Magical

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  39. i LOVE pics of the moon... it's surprisingly hard to capture well, at least it has been for me... I am most impressed!!!

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  40. What a perfect image for this week ~ both magical and romantic! Nature provides us with more magic than we could ever dream of. Beautiful photo. :)

    http://mousepotato66.multiply.com/journal/item/157/Picture_Perfect_Magical

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  41. I recently moved my bed around so I can look at the moon at night. It really can be magical.

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  42. So beautiful... It's amazing how you got that shot.... I is quite magical.. Great post.

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  43. LOL Love the quote Lindy!!! Looks like the perfect magical night to watch the moon and clouds play.

    http://johnoh.multiply.com/journal/item/135/MAGICAL_A_PICTURE_PERFECT_THEME

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  44. I love that first photo..the cloud looks like the moon..and the poem is awesome..nice job!!! :)

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  45. Very mystical magical pictures. I would have to agree that there is something very special about the moon and you have captured some wonderful shots. Thanks for visiting mine.

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  46. Those are good shots! I've tried capturing the moon mysticism and fall short every time. I blame it on my camera. LOL!

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  47. I've found using my tripod and using the self-timer to take the picture eliminates camera shake and gets a good image of the moon. I also bracket, taking several shots at different settings. I usually get at least one usable picture that way.
    And the moon, indeed, is magical, the light and shadows it makes can stir the imagination.

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  48. I hadn't thought of bracketing. I'll have to try that - good tip!

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  49. awesome photograph - not sure why you are dissatisfied - and it indeed looks magical.

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  50. one good thing about the moon... it will arrive the next night.. and the next.... so you will have more opportunities ... well done, im still yet to capture it on the camera.

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  51. Nice photos .... I hope you get the moon shot you desire one day.

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  52. don't know which I like best, poem or photo...

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  53. I love it...thanx for sharing x

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  54. Very pretty! The couple times I did it, I used atripod nd the self timer, beyond that...I have no idea how to help!!

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  55. That is gorgeous. Probably a good thing the flash did not fire, so much more magical that way. You can get so many variations when you have such interesting cloud movements going on with your moon shots like that. That is a very nice poem too. Thanks for stopping by mine also.

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  56. This is absolutely beautiful...and I love the poem...you are such a talent!!!

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  57. I love shooting the moon! Umm....that didn't sound right. I enjoy taking photographs of the moon. Well done! :)
    http://redheadedgoddess.multiply.com/journal/item/104/Picture_Perfect_-_Magical

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  58. Full moons really are magical, especially in a partially cloudy sky like this! Beautiful!

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  59. Great picture, the moon is truly one of the magical wonders around us, the poem is lovely.

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  60. Agree with you about the moon and think it is one of the things hardest to capture.
    Although looks like to me you are doing so much better than I do. Your writing is
    very good also ~ enjoyed it!!!
    Thank you , LInda for your visit to my PP!!! Glad you like the music!

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  61. super goin here linda. and that is magical gettin such a shot as the moon is not always the easiest task. http://jimbwolive1.multiply.com/journal/item/110/PICTURE_PERFECT_3_magical

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  62. Taking pictures of the moon has been extremely difficult for me as well, but you've done a wonderful job with both these shots.... listened for the call of a wolf in the distance with that first one....gorgeous!

    Loved the poetry also, moonlit passions.....
    -janeen

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  63. Ahhh yes the magic of the moon. The pictures are magical in more ways than one. Great shots.

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  64. I agree the moon is very magical. Sometimes when I am driving at night and see the moon I have to be very careful because I will just look at it and stare. Also, around Halloween I have tendency to stare at the moon again to see if a "witch" flies pass on her broom.It is just crazy.
    Nice take on theme and great picture

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  65. Great. I think I can see those rings you sometimes get around the moon.

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  66. beautiful shots as I haven't taken any pic of the moon that is worth printing at all. and i love your poem, too. thanks for sharing and stopping by! ;-)

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  67. That first shot is fabulous. Really like the interplay of cloud and the moon, ... Magic and reality.... someone else did a great shot of the hour of sunset and I thought it was great for that play of betwix-ness (is there such a word?) that this photo gives. You know, the light and the dark. That is a really great photo. I am not so romantic myself, but I do love a magical reality. thanks for visiting.

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  68. Great picture and wonderful poem too!

    Thanks for sharing and topping by :) Have a nice day!

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  69. Gorgeous photo, and beautiful poem.

    Thanks for stopping by.

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  70. very nice moment! Thank you for sharing

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  71. Great photo! You really captured the magical quality. Thanks for commenting on mine.

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  72. The moon has always been magical to many people. Very pretty. Great PP!


    Click here for Empress C

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  73. Grat shots, especially the first one. The way it looks like the clouds are reaching out to circle the moon is really magical.

    My Picture Perfect Theme

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  74. wow nice looks like two eyes coool

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  75. thats beautiful hun!..moon is so awe-inspiring and powerful..you have caught it in all its wonder!..xxxx.

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  76. Beautiful words to go with a magical photo, Lindyloo : ) I love watching moons in cloudy night skies too!
    Tint~ for Picture Perfect

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  77. My advice is this: don't keep your camera in your purse. You'll miss a great shot digging it out. (Oh wait, the rest of the world doesn't necessarily keep as full a purse as I do...)

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