Moon competing with street lights


There’s  all sorts of flare going on in this photo, not least around the moon. The pink smoke, and golden hedge effects are courtesy of a tall street light out of shot top left. I was trying to capture a blue moon. I even used a tripod. I’m not sure where the light on the right came from as there isn’t an actual street lamp on that side of the road. Anyway, if you peer hard you can look down the curve of Sheinton Street towards the town centre. It looks a bit like a film set. In fact isn’t that Mary Poppins coming along the road? Chim-chiminee, chim-chi…

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31 thoughts on “Moon competing with street lights

  1. Ah, I was looking further up for the town. Anyone reading this should be sure to click on the picture to enllarge it. Makes a huge difference as there is so much detail. I was photographing this last blue moon as well. I set camera on rapid fire and every one of a dozen shots was totally different! Different color, size and mood. Don’t know how that happened. This is a wonderful photo.

      1. I don’t know why more people don’t do links on their comments. Makes it so much easier to find their posts that might be relevant to what they’ve read. I read one blog commentator who said it was rude and made it look like you were just reading their post to promote your own, but I never comment unless I’m really interested in the post and in that case I do want them to read mine because I figure it has something they’ll be interested in. I’ve never had anyone complain about my leaving a link–only one woman who complains when I don’t now…Ha. I figure people don’t have to read the link. It is just a courtesy. And I always read links others leave. There are so many wonderful blogs that I figure anything that makes the process of reaching them easier is just fine with me.

  2. It’s always wonderful when I go somewhere, like the Brecon Beacons, where there is no light pollution and I can actually see the magnificence of the sky in all its glory…..have a wonderful weekend Janet. 🙂

    1. Our road has to be lit up like Christmas, ‘because it’s a through road,’ or some such. But though it’s busy during the day, hardly anyone uses it at night. The lights are so tall, they illuminate the front and back of our house. So yes, it’s lovely when one go somewhere and see only the sky’s lights.

  3. You must need very dark, heavy curtains in your bedroom with all those spot lights glaring down on you, but they do make a lovely golden aura around everything.

    1. It is indeed hard to darken our bedroom, even with heavy blinds. I keep meaning to write to the LA and telling them they could usefully save some money by switching them off.

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