Autumn 2020 – Part 25 – I’ve Been Mooned – Jasper National Park

October 1, 2020

We were in Jasper during the October Harvest Moon, so when I awoke at my usual time (5:39 AM) and peeked out the window, I spotted a certain glow over the lake. I slipped down to the shore for my first attempt at capturing the Harvest Moon (a day early). It was almost 6:30 AM by the time I reached the shore and I was sad to see the moon dropping into a cloud bank. Oops. Oh well, there was always tomorrow. All shots are hand held, in case you can’t tell.

Cloudy moon with double reflection.
Barely breaking through the cloud.
The moon reflection on the lake surface.
Clouds look a bit sketchy in this one.
Moon goes bye bye.

Until tomorrow.

Published by kagould17

After working for 43+ years (38 years 7 months with my last company), I finally got that promotion I waited my entire career for……retirement. I have been exploring this new career for the past 3+ years and while it is not always exciting, the chance to do what I want for myself and my family instead of what my company wanted me to do has been rewarding. While I still miss the social aspect of working with a team of great people, I have managed to keep in touch with many from my former team and I have many friends and family members who now fulfill this part of my life. Now that my Patty has retired, we are able to spend more time in pursuits and with people who are near and dear to us. I enjoy photography, gardening, working with my hands, walking, cycling, skiing, travelling, reading and creating special photo and video productions obtained in my first pastime. I may not become wealthy in any of these pursuits, but I already feel I am rich in life experiences far beyond any expectation.

16 thoughts on “Autumn 2020 – Part 25 – I’ve Been Mooned – Jasper National Park

  1. Absolutely stunning photography! So very dramatic. We were conscious of the harvest moon appearing of the road as we were driving to one of our sons’ homes in Chicago. So huge and orange and gorgeous. Alas we use our self phones for photography and of course the magnificent moon is unable to be captured successfully on a cell phone, so we really appreciate seeing your beautiful images. Bravo.

    Peta & Ben

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    1. I am surprised how many people commented that these were good photographs. Wait until you see the non handheld long exposure ones from the next morning. Yes, cell phones with limited zoom are only so adjustable. My camera has 50x (1200mm) optical zoom, so I am very lucky. Thanks for reading and commenting, Peta & Ben. Allan

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    1. These were my bad shots. Better the following morning. The trouble with taking photos of the moon is that autofocus has a hard time focusing on a light source. You just keep trying and sometimes you get lucky. Thanks for reading Ann. Allan

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