Happy Halloween everyone! This might be a post worth reading or revisiting at night because I'm going to share some nighttime photos. I took all these pictures of the moon over the course of the last few months. Some of them captured spooky moments for me since I was out alone in the dark and others were taken during fun social nights like The Fourth of July. They all seemed Halloween appropriate to me!
This is one of the more classic Halloween skies I captured. I love those clouds! You can see how they were moving with the wind. There are some interesting things happening with the cloud color too. There's this burnt orange thing going on in places. The moon was so bright that night, it's almost hard for me to look at it in the picture.
This was taken behind some tall trees.
I love the silhouette of the leaves.
A closeup of the craters. I love my camera!
I had to learn to stay really still to take these. I was using a 30x zoom and everything wants to shake and blur with that much of a magnification.
Some spooky leafless trees masking the moon! I love that Harvest Moon looking color.
A classic full moon:
I took this one several nights ago.
Between the long zoom and some massive wind, I got this:
Not that I'm saying that the wind was so massive that it blew the moon back and forth... but I don't know what happened. I think it was gusting in front of my camera and moving it. Anyway, I like this.
Here is my Fourth of July shot! Can you see the stars? This was one magical sky. That glow around the edge of the cloud! Wow.
A softer, summer sky:
A few more details on the moon. Isn't it pretty when the sky is still light enough to look blue while the moon is out? That's not something that can be said right now!
Here's another favorite of mine! I have a photo of the moon from this night as my Twitter background. I love that orange. It's so spooky and subtle. I actually used my flash on this one and suddenly the moon looked orange in my photo. It wasn't in real life. This picture screams Halloween to me!
Lastly, a spooky porch shot of the moon peeking around the roof.
I hope we get to see a spooky Halloween moon out tonight!
In keeping with the nighttime theme, I have to share a track from the Philip Glass/Kronos Quartet soundtrack to Dracula. Philip Glass composed this music to accompany the 1931 Dracula film. I ran into the soundtrack accidentally a few weeks ago and really enjoyed it. Here's one of my favorite tracks ~ "Dr. Van Helsing and Count Dracula":
It's worth listening to the entire album if you can find it. I actually found it at our local library.
I recorded another Halloween reading for this year. This time I'll be reading you a poem titled The Vampire. It was written by Conrad Aiken. This poem is a little dark, so I thought it would be a perfect fit with my nocturnal photos! As usual, the video is going to stay black while I read.
I hope you all have a wonderful Halloween that's just the right amount of scary!