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30 Days of Photos - #21 - Moon


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One morning on my Panama visit I got up early, about 5:30am, and hit the beach with my iPhone camera. I walked east. I wanted to get some shots of the sunrise. I did and the pics were spectacular.

After I had enough pics I turned back to retrace my steps. 

Look what I saw in the western sky.

Here's a pic of the moon setting. 

Gorgeous.

And look at that lovely, peaceful beach.

You can tell I was the only idiot up at that hour.

Comments

Cheryl said…
You would not have been alone had I been along. The best time to walk the beach and catch both the sun rising and the moon beginning to set. Fantastic shot, buddy.
Shrinky said…
Sumptious! We all should trek to the beach so early.
laughing mom said…
Lovely shot. You are no idiot - that is the best time to walk the beach. Last summer my brother and I walked at that hour - beautiful!
Quirkyloon said…
Wow. Those iphones. They ain't just for talkin' anymore! Very nice pic. Me likey.
Linda Medrano said…
That is an extraordinary photo! Beautiful! And that hour is when things look at their most magical. Not people though. People look better after 10 AM.
Ziva said…
What a beautiful photograph, dufus. It was definitely worth getting up at that hour. I wish I could have seen that.. Isn't it funny how the moon was setting in Panama as it was rising in Finland,
Liz A. said…
That is so true.
Liz A. said…
I will definitely use this pictures as inspiration next time I go to the beach, and now I really do want to go. Absolutely beautiful.
Cheryl P. said…
That is really a pretty shot...makes me want to take a trip.
mikewjattoomanymornings said…
This photo is really beautiful, and it makes me long for the ocean even more than I normally do. I wish I'd been there.

Which is not me saying I want to take long walks on the moonlit beach with you.

Jeesh.
Why in the name of all things good and holy were you up at 5:30? You should go see a therapist about that.
nonamedufus said…
I'm hurt. I was so looking forward to it. Barefoot in the sand. Sigh
nonamedufus said…
The beach was absolutely gorgeous.
nonamedufus said…
Glad I inspired you.
nonamedufus said…
You know I'm so glad I went to Panama last month. I've been able to use so many pictures.
nonamedufus said…
Yeah, I'm kinda glad I was alone at that hour. I was not exactly as spectacular looking as the moon.
nonamedufus said…
Yeah, who knew? I hardly ever use it as a phone!
nonamedufus said…
It really is a special time of the day. So tranquil.
nonamedufus said…
But that would spoil the whole effect! ;)
nonamedufus said…
Thanks, Cheryl. It was like I was in a different world. So peaceful. Just me and the birds.
MalisaHargrove said…
Getting up at the crack of dawn was definitely worth it! This is a gorgeous photo. Wasn't it nice being the only one on the beach? Great shot!
Cheryl said…
And the ocean, beach, and trees.
Nicky said…
On the contrary, Dufus, I think you were the only intelligent one. What a gorgeous scene.
nonamedufus said…
Hey. I didn't see you there. How do you know?
nonamedufus said…
And the waves. They waved to me.
nonamedufus said…
It was great, indeed. I'm glad you enjoyed the pic. It was worth it getting up at that hour to get that shot.
nonamedufus said…
Nicky? Did you just pay me a compliment? Hey, what have you done with the real Nicky?
meleahrebeccah said…
totally-super-fabulous. Looks SO inviting!
Cheryl said…
Of course they did. No one else was around.
00dozo said…
I can't believe how good your iPhone camera shots came out throughout this challenge so far - this one is the best yet (and probably the best of the day)!

Or, is it maybe that you just got an early tee time and went looking for your ball? In that case, look up, look waaaay up!" Heh, heh.

Gorgeous photo, really.

;-)
nonamedufus said…
Oh it was. And at that time of the morning you miss the heat of the day which got up to around 40C.
nonamedufus said…
For a point and shoot guy like me the iPhone really gave me some great photos. Thanks, 00dozo.
Idiot? NO! Very VERY smart person!
Kristen said…
Yeah - I'm with 00dozo - your iphone shots have been amazing. I'm thinking of doing my portrait one from an iphone shot. I love your moon photo. Love it.
Beautiful...I wouldn't have been up, though, at 5:30 to get that photo myself, but for you, it works. :)
Mike said…
Beautiful photo. I slept through all of the moons phases this month which is why I came up with nothin'.
nonamedufus said…
Oh, Katherine. Who am I to argue?
nonamedufus said…
Pretty surprising, isn't it? I was pleasantly surprised.
nonamedufus said…
The moon shot (no pun intended) was a bonus. Here's one of the pictures of the sunrise I was after...also a gorgeous shot.
nonamedufus said…
Geez, Mike, didn't you know the early bird gets the moon photo?
nonamedufus said…
Thanks, Nora. The interesting thing is I went out to snap pics of the sunrise and caught this quite by accident.

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