I dreamt I was taking photographs of the moon last night. But when I awoke, this is the image I was musing about.
It is the late evening flight of a great blue heron to its fishing hole where there is still a slight shine on the water.
I thought of this image rather than this one of the moon over Georgeson Island I took a little over a years ago.
Or this one of the moon at the waters edge.
I have always been a low-light or fall and winter photographer. Having extremely light sensitive eyes, it is in this light that my eyes are most relaxed – and my being is most receptive to what is going on around me. Still, I haven’t spent a lot of time setting up to shoot at night. Yes, setting up is required because a tripod is almost an essential. I did take these moonlight photographs without one – it is not recommended.
with his wild monkey-face
calls through the black branches,
and the mice freeze
in the snowy fields —
and then there is the long, deep trough of silence
when he stops singing, and steps
into the air.
From “Lonely, White Fields” by Mary Oliver
Sprout Question: Do you create using both your day and your night experiences?
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