Weekly Winners: October 5-11

This was a week of sunsets and moon shots.

Wednesday night’s sunset.


Thursday night’s sunset, taken from virtually the same spot.


This was Friday’s sunset, taken at a local shopping center.


The moon about 6:20 on Thursday night… This is the shot I was trying to post for Sky Watch Friday… when I ended up posting my drawing of the moon instead. 🙂


…and about about six minutes later a few feet away from our house.


We briefly interrupt these moon shots for a couple of other beauties.

I found these flowers outside my office building on Friday. The leaves next to them will give you an idea how small the flowers are.


This “fluffball” was also asking to be photographed. This is what I was on my way to photograph when I saw the little flowers above.


Now, back to the moon.

This is my favorite photo of the week, taken about 30 minutes after sunset on Friday.


The uncropped version is here. I would have used the uncropped version usually, but I was proud of the detail I captured (especially considering that the camera wasn’t on a tripod), and the detail can’t be seen in the original. You can see some “little” craters near the bottom. Ahhhh…

Now, I have a question. Do you have anything in particular you’d like to see covered at Blissfully Domestic’s Photo Bliss section?

I’m asking for suggestions for two reasons:

  1. I often have trouble deciding what to write about.
  2. If you ask me something I don’t know the answer to, I’ll want to find out the answer, which is a “win” for both of us.

So let me know what you’d be interested in seeing at Photo Bliss, and I’ll see what I can come up with.

Oh, and next weekend I likely won’t do Weekly Winners. I’ll be in Nashville for BlissDom ’08. SQUEE!

I know Lotus, and Colleen, and Secret Agent Mama will be there. (Secret Agent Mama and her family are giving me a ride up there, as well as letting me spend the night in their home Friday night. Awwwww… I think the time I’ll get to spend with them is the thing I’m most excited about.) Who else is going? This will be my first trip to meet bloggy friends. I can’t wait.

And getting back on topic, now…

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29 thoughts on “Weekly Winners: October 5-11

  1. SJ

    Wow, your shots of the moon are fantastic! You must tell us how you captured them!

    I wish I was heading to Nashville for Blissdom next week to meet all you lovely ladies, but unfortunately I won’t be able to. I’m pretty bummed about it. Make sure you have *tons* of fun for me!

    SJ’s last blog post..Weekly Winners 10/5 through 10/11

  2. Maggie's Mind

    These are all just beautiful! I’m blown away by the last moon shot. I haven’t gotten a decent shot of the moon yet, and certainly nothing with that much detail! Just wow. I also love the fluff ball. And the small flowers. OK, every shot, really. 🙂

    Maggie’s Mind’s last blog post..Haiku Friday 10/10/08

  3. storyteller's other blog

    I enjoyed them all … but the first is utterly STUNNING … and the second an intriguing contrast. I don’t participate in Weekly Winners, but in my Sky Watch post this week I shared the significant variability in our local weather over a week long period … with photos (not nearly as striking) taken at the same time of day from approximately the same spot.

    As for your moon shot … I’m most impressed with what you captured w/o a tripod ;–)
    Hugs and blessings,

    storyteller’s other blog’s last blog post..SkyWatch#15 – HF#80 More Variable Weather

  4. Colleen - Mommy Always Wins

    That’s a GREAT close-up shot of the moon! Lovely skies (though I still say you have my 3yo beat with your coloring skee-ills!).

    I’ve already learned a lot from the BD Photo posts (in fact, I downloaded my camera’s advanced user guide on Friday night – its not included with the camera). I love the PhotoShop hints, too, so keep ’em coming!

  5. * tonya *

    Absolutely gorgeous shots of the moon and sky. I’m quite often driving along and want so desperately to capture sunset shots but only ever seem to have my camera phone with me 😦

    * tonya *’s last blog post..WEEKLY WINNERS

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