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Photo-a-Day  (Friday, 29th December, 2023)

Full Moon


Full Moon
Full Moon over Standish.

Photo: Colin Traynor  (iPhone)
Views: 1,579

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 29th December 2023 at 07:15

A brilliant photo, as brilliant as the moonshine you have captured Colin !
The phones of today take such clear images, I find it amazing.

Comment by: Veronica on 29th December 2023 at 08:30

That’s a ‘belter’ if ever there was. Makes me think of Dracula it’s full of atmosphere.
The tree on the right looks like a face at the top.

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 29th December 2023 at 08:42

Wow! What an amazing photo. It would make a perfect book-cover for a ghost story.

Comment by: Alan on 29th December 2023 at 09:14

A count Dracula scene from the 1960s.

Comment by: Arthur on 29th December 2023 at 09:20

A cry from a Wolf or Owl calling out would scare the living daylights out of you on foot.

Comment by: Sandra on 29th December 2023 at 09:45

Lovely photo once again Colin, but can't wait for Spring.

Comment by: Sue on 29th December 2023 at 11:17

For it to be classed as an amazing photo, good enough for a book cover, Im afraid you would have to have a better shaped tree.
This one is a little to heavy at the bottom.

Comment by: Colin Traynor on 29th December 2023 at 11:28

Thanks for all the kind comment and to Brian for posting this on my behalf, it was taken at roughly 3AM Boxing Day morning.
Sue it looks heavy at the bottom due to Ivy growing up it, he tree and the Ivy are what nature provided in a natural setting not a manicured park.

Comment by: Bob The Dog on 29th December 2023 at 11:53

Just found out what most already know and that is that the Photo Pirate is one Alan Jolley 'Roger'.
Keep you grubby mitts off WW and take your own pictures.

Comment by: Sue on 29th December 2023 at 12:00

Yes it's the Ivy that's spoiled it, so the book cover idea won't be happening.,

Comment by: Veronica on 29th December 2023 at 12:06

Perhaps Sue should send a photo in …
Thank you Colin these photos keep the site going.
The composition is excellent .

Comment by: Pw on 29th December 2023 at 12:34

I thought of Dracula before I read any comments,cracking photo.

Comment by: Wigan Mick's Record Player on 29th December 2023 at 12:39

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zUQiUFZ5RDw

Comment by: Colin Traynor on 29th December 2023 at 13:12

Sue, I am just finishing the last draught of my book entitled ' The Ivy and the Full Moon' so you may see this on the bookshelves next Christmas. Sorry to disappoint, the book cover will be happening.
You might get a credit if you are really, really nice.

Comment by: Wiganer on 29th December 2023 at 13:23

The Hound of the Baskervilles comes to mind or the Wolfman.

Comment by: Aspuller on 29th December 2023 at 13:32

Lon Chaney, Bela Lugosi and Basil Rathbone would have been very proud of this Photo, Colin.

Comment by: Colin Traynor on 29th December 2023 at 13:37

Bob, I just saw your comment.
I realise our pictures and uploads are in the public domain but if true this person should be really ashamed of his cheap tricks.
I don't do Facebook or other social media so have no idea what goes on.
Thanks again all.

Comment by: Maureen on 29th December 2023 at 14:20

Colin,I love it, great atmosphere and as Veronica says the face at the top of the right hand tree adds to the feel of the whole scene… thank you.

Comment by: Bill on 29th December 2023 at 14:23

Colin if the publishers don't like the title ,The Ivy and the Full Moon, you could point out the blue plastic bag trapped in the tree, they might be able to come up with another idea.

Comment by: Cyril on 29th December 2023 at 15:11

Cracking photo Colin.

Comment by: Veronica on 29th December 2023 at 15:55

I hadn't noticed the blue plastic bag but I must admit it lends a certain ‘Je ne sais quoi’…a dab of heavenly blue to a monochrome effect. Not that we see many ‘placcy’ bags these days drifting about.

Comment by: Malc on 29th December 2023 at 16:17

Horrifying and frightening photo Colin, you've got talent.
Very chilling.

Comment by: Meg on 29th December 2023 at 16:22

Another stunning photo Colin. Thank you.

Comment by: Dave on 29th December 2023 at 17:00

Excellent capture Colin of the ‘Cold Moon ‘ . At 3am you were a bit early , which is a shame as this is a wonderful picture . The full and fully lit Cold Moon was just after 7. 30 pm . At 3am it was still waxing (growing) . I hope you will keep posting Colin .

Comment by: Eddie Rowland on 29th December 2023 at 17:11

It may be a cold moon over Standish but Standish will aways have a warm heart.

Comment by: Knocker uper on 29th December 2023 at 17:20

Colin did you go bed late or got up early. 3am.

Comment by: Sky at Night. on 29th December 2023 at 17:34

Dave's right 7am is the best time for full Bright Moon.

Comment by: Missing Mick on 29th December 2023 at 19:40

there's only one 7 o'clock in my day

Comment by: Colin Traynor on 30th December 2023 at 06:06

At 3:00am I just happened be going to the bathroom and saw the bright light through the window.
It was an opportune picture, later and it clouded over so would have been missed. Glad you all liked it.

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