Lunar views

The first full moon of the year has come and gone. If you’ve noticed news headlines recently there has been a proliferation of descriptions about each and every full moon- super moon, harvest moon, hunter’s moon, this moon, that moon and so on and so forth. Every time somebody publishes this, there’s an immediate hype…

Work in progress

Once again, I have been away from my blog for quite some time. There have been quite a number of reasons- the easiest was probably that I was extremely busy at work from about the beginning of October until well into November. However, I have also been thinking about the future of this blog. Not…

The Mountain and the Moon

I shot this photograph a little more than a month ago when I was in Ladakh. I was staying at the village of Ang. Darkness was just setting in and the glorious near full moon rose over the mountains. One of the things that you will remark about Ladakh is that it is very hard…

Moon Under Construction

They told me it was a partial lunar eclipse today so I went out armed with my camera. The eclipse was very partial. So partial that even after an hour of looking at the moon I could hardly see much of a difference. With a vengeance I decided I would deconstruct and reconstruct the moon…

The last full moon of 2016

Photographed a couple of weeks ago… Much was said about the supermoon in November 2016 but there was a supermoon in December 2016 as well which went by relatively unnoticed. I was out there testing my new m.Zuiko lens and was fortunate to capture this shot (unedited in any way except for cropping). This NASA…

Supermoon Rising

I must be the laziest supermoon photographer ever- I got these shots from my window!

One Supermoon Coming Up

The moon almost looks full but if you look carefully there’s a super thin sliver that’s missing on the left side.

Hunter’s Moon Tonight

The moon is my muse- my apologies for the long absence- I promise to be back soon! In the meantime enjoy the hunter’s moon which was visible from my window earlier this evening! The moon took a bright orange tinge because it was very close to the horizon.

Triple Moon

No moon this morning! Only clouds šŸ˜¦

Earthshine, Saturn and Antares

This morning I was rewarded with brilliantly clear skies just before sunrise. This was surprising as we’ve been having a few hazy days here in Chennai, India. A crescent waning moon stood together in an almost straight line with Saturn and then with theĀ massive red giant Antares- the brightest star in the constellation Scorpius (incidentally…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Circle, Moonrise over Jerash

We had spent a long day going through the ancient city of Jerash and admiring the Roman ruins in the town. We were having our meal at a restaurant that overlooked one of the hills of the town. Suddenly the moon rose up from behind the hill (my sister was the one who spotted it…