Friday, October 9, 2009

Cliche?

Since last we chatted, I spent two days and and night in Joshua Tree National Park and a couple of days touring around the Newport Beach, CA area. Tomorrow is David and Nicole's wedding. It looks to be a wonderful event!

After this, I'll spend almost a week in Las Vegas. Besides playing a little poker, I hit the Valley of Fire park, Hoover Damn, and Death Valley.



This picture is the last of the series of photos I took at the Whitetank Mountain Regional Park near Phoenix. The third morning was very overcast in the eastern sky during the time in which the sun was supposed to be rising. Unlike the day before, the sun never made an appearance. Luckily, the moon was setting around the same time. I covered a lot of ground looking for a shot like this before it disappeared.

Be sure to visit Skywatch Fridays!

9 comments:

moe lauher said...

The composition is perfect - the moon in just the right place and the steep horizon works well. Very nice photo

Sylvia K said...

What a fabulous moon shot, Russ! Stunning! Sounds like you're having a great time! I'm so glad!

Enjoy!
Sylvia

Gaelyn said...

What a great road trip you are on Russ. I love Joshua Tree and need to see Death Valley. Maybe this winter on my way to San Diego. That's an awesome capture. You lined it up just right with the sugaro. Have fun at the wedding. And try to win BIG in Vegas.

Squirrel said...

Very very nice. You certainly did a good job.

fickleinpink said...

twilight...

that's so romantic!

come see my skywatch if you have the time!

have a great weekend!

Dave Ingram said...

Great composition - always hard to capture the moon well. Great image!

The Write Girl said...

Wow, a full moon. I love this capture. Thanks for sharing your night sky shot.

Kcalpesh said...

What a stunning shot! Brilliance written all over it!

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ms toast burner said...

Cliche, shmiche... it's a fantastic photo!

It sounds like you're having a great time! :-)