Sunday, 1 January 2012

CITY DAILY PHOTO - THEME DAY: 2011 MY PHOTO OF THE YEAR

The lunar eclipse of 16 Jun 2011 occurred during our winter, but we were fortunate in Melbourne to be able to watch it in cloudless skies. I remember getting up at 4:00 a.m. and in the bitter cold setting up my camera in order to capture the event. I had some unsuccessful shots, but here is the moon at totality. I was rather pleased with this one and even managed to rush off to the airport straight afterwards in order to catch my interstate flight for a work trip!

This oost is for the City Daily Photo Theme Day meme.

17 comments:

  1. Fantastic shot, it´s a great choice to this theme day. Happy New Year!

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  2. HHHMMMmmm... I'm thinking the work trip would have been a bit of a comedown after the eclipse!! Happy New Year!

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  3. Classic shot. The other night we watched Venus set it was an incredible magnitude, maybe 3 kings are following it somewhere?

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  4. such an exquisite shot!

    happy new year!

    loving your photography/blog!

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  5. Well done Nick, great shot. I wish I had one like this in my 'moon shot' collection, it's not an easy one!!

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  6. WOW!! Stunning!
    I was in Melbourne for the December 2011 Lunar eclipse. I took my tripod down hoping to capture some amazing photos as I had great success capturing the moon a few months earlier. I was so sad when we had storms... back home in Brisbane they had a few great oportunities to capture it (I was devastated).

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  7. You just can't beat a full amber moon. Fantastic.

    Happy New Year from Austin, Tx

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  8. Stunning Nick. No wonder you have this as your best shot.

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  9. Love picture! Great choice for the theme day. Happy New Year!

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  10. A stunning photo Nick - with great clarity.

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  11. Is the MOON really made out of cheese?!
    Excellent photo for today's theme day!

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  12. The shot itself and the whole story around it both are good reasons to make the photo memorable. Congratulations and happy new year !

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  13. «Louis» thanks you for your visit to San Francisco Bay Daily Photo and wishes you a Happy New Year!.

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  14. Really lovely!
    Dyanna
    www.berkeleytoday.wordpress.com

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  15. Definitely a brilliant shot! Just gorgeous.

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  16. this shot is of cracking clarity...brilliant n indeed a top photo!

    also, i'd really appreciate if you could contribute for Saturday Sareenity.

    have a great weekend,
    cheers!

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