Moon

I was driving in Kootenay National Park, looked to my left and saw the moon setting behind a peak. Pulled over, the road was clear of traffic in both directions. Turned around and went to the location which would give me the best picture. Took the picture and off I went.

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Moon

Life would be different if there was no Moon. There would be no eclipses, well Venus does get between the Sun and Earth, but just not the same. The nights would be much darker, we would see more looking up in the night sky. The tides, would be very small with the Sun causing them. With no tides caused by the Moon, there would be no tidal friction, which would mean the Earth would rotate faster. That would provide us with much shorter days, 6 to 8 hours long. The Earth's axial tilt would change greatly, which in turn would have a major effect on weather. With these and other effects on the Earth without the Moon, life would evolve differently. But thankfully we do have the Moon looking after us and can enjoy chocolate on the only planet that it grows on, as far as we know. 
 

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Moon

It was the night before the Full Moon was going to make an appearance. The opportunity was there to take the picture of the moon rising over the mountain. Work was going to play a role taking picture of the Full Moon, so I took full advantage the day before. 

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Moon

There's always something to take pictures of, flora, fauna, landscapes, and day and night sky. Lot of options for photographers. Having couple of lens, will looks after most situations for photography. I was out taking pictures of wildlife, returning home I notice the moon over Sundance Range, stopped to the side of the road and took the picture.

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Moon over Massive Range

Few mornings back I was watching the moon as it made its way back of the Massive Range. The Massive mountain range all covered with fresh snow, creating a beautiful winter morning. There was more then enough light on the moon and still mostly clear of the clouds. And just before the moon disappeared behind the clouds, I took the picture.

Until next moment,

Amar

Moon over Massive Range

Full Moon

I got this picture as the full moon was rising over Tunnel Mountain yesterday evening. The sky was clear, it was just matter of waiting in the cold for the moon to reach top of the mountain before I could take few pictures, worth the wait.

Until next moment,

Amar

Full Moon

Moon

This Monday full moon will be rising, or in this case a supermoon. The difference, a supermoon is when a full moon or a new moon makes its closest approach to Earth on its elliptical orbit. A another additional bonus for this Monday,  the Moon will be closest to the Earth since 1948. On November 14 the Moon will be 30 percent brighter and 14 percent bigger than the regular full moon. If you don't live in the mountains, it will even look more impressive when it rises over the horizon, the visual moon effect at its best. For those of us in the mountains, we will have to wait bit longer as it makes its way above the peaks on Monday. 

Until next moment, 

Amar

Moon

Moon over Massive Range

Next Saturday evening I will giving a slideshow presentation of some of the pictures I took in 2015. Each year is always little different,  from  what is out there and what I come across, and 2015 was no exception. The weather played a role, as did the wildfires and lack of food for the bears affected where they went to find food and in turn how many I came across. But as long as you can get out, there will always be something to see and to take pictures of. I'll be sharing pictures and the stores to go along with them. Here is the information if you are able to make it out: 

Photo Moments of 2015 
Cave and Basin NHS 
Saturday Feb. 6
7 pm to 9pm 

Senior $3.40 
Adult $3.90 
Youth $1.90 

Until next moment, 

Amar

Moon over Massive Range

Moonrise

I was trying to rush to get my pictures of the star trails, knowing the moon would soon be coming over the Fairholme Range. Once the moon made its appearance, I liked the way the landscape looked and the way the snow spread the light, so I continued taking more images until the moon was too high and reflecting too much light.

Until next moment,

Amar

Moonrise

Moon

It was a cold morning and I was waiting for the moon to just get into the position when it was just starting to go back of the Sawback Range. As I waited I was deciding how to compose the images, what to include and what not to. Then took I took the picture when the moon was in the position.

Until next moment,

Amar

Moon

Moon

I was not able to take any pictures of the supermoon lunar eclipse because of the clouds, but I was able to get one of the moon the following night rising over Tunnel Mountain.

Until next moment,

Amar

Moon

Moon

Always looking to take pictures of the Moon and for me a good picture of the Moon include the clouds. In this picture the clouds seem to give the Moon motion, even though the Moon is in motion in space, moving very fast around the Earth.

Until next moment,

Amar

Moon

Moon over Massive Trance

When I'm taking pictures, I'm very much in my own little world. While other photographers were looking toward the direction of the sunrise, I was more focused on the moon setting. Trying to locate a location where I would be able to get the picture of the moon when it started setting behind the Massive Range. I could have done both, but I noticed the sky was clear, so no warm colours on the sunrise side. I started to snap away, as the moon got close to setting behind one of the peaks. Timing was on my side,  top of the peak was lit by the morning light before the moon set. Great way to start the day. 

Until next moment, 

Amar

Moon over Sawback Range

About a billion years ago the moon was only about 200,000 Kilometers away from earth, instead of the now 384,000 Kilometers. It would have taken the moon 20 days to orbit the earth instead of over 27 days today. The tide would have been much stronger as well and during the full moon phase, you would not have needed sunglasses but the light reflected to the earth would have been immense. The moon's relationship with the earth is in constant change as the moon continues drifting away. 

Until next moment, 

Amar

 

 

Moon and Howse Peak

Most of us know when the sun will be rising and setting, but very few of us are aware what the moon is up to, other then when it is a full moon.  Before I go out I like to know where the moon is in the sky, keeping  my options open for photo opportunities with it. I had my eyes on the moon as its was heading for the back of Waputik Range. After taking number of shots, this was the one I liked the most, the moon setting behind Howse Peak. 

Until next moment, 

Amar

Moon over Goat's Eye Mountain

I was headed to Sunshine's parking lot, when I looked toward my left and up, I saw the moon rising. I wanted to take a picture of it, it was just a matter of composition. When I came by Goat's Eye Mountain, I knew I had my picture. The plane was a bonus.

Until next moment,

Amar