Moon On Fire by grizzlysghost

Moon On Fire

That's right, this is NOT the sun!
AND this is SOOC, I only square-cropped it, no other processing!
Please view LARGE if you get the chance, thanks!

There are many fires burning outside our little valley here in Northwest Montana, and the air is thick with smokey haze; which makes for some interesting moon shots and amazing sunsets!

I am including this shot in response to the challenge issued by Julia (@rootbeer) for the Get Pushed Challenge Week Six (found here: http://365project.org/discuss/themes-competitions/14083/get-pushed-week-six).

Julia's Challenge was "FIRE." I will most likely take some semi-traditional "fire" shots, but I thought I would stretch my imagination on this one and take advantage of this cool moon!

Of note, this shot was taken with a 1971 Asahi Pentax Super-Multi-Coated Takumar f/4.5 500mm lens attached to my Canon 5D Mark II. I just got the M49 to EOS adaptor in the mail today so had to take this Very Old pentax screw mount lens out for a spin. So far, I am very happy; I think this is the beginning of a great relationship!

Here are a couple photos of this insane lens; that's a quarter in the front and that little black thing on the end is my (usually large) 5D Mark II :)
http://i1097.photobucket.com/albums/g349/GrizzlysGhost/lens2of2.jpg
http://i1097.photobucket.com/albums/g349/GrizzlysGhost/lens1of2.jpg
Sorry for the lousy grain on those shots; taken with the iPhone in a dark room.
I am having lens envy after looking at those links. Love the hazy look and this is a definite wow shot for me.
August 29th, 2012  
@rootbeer Here is my first response to your "FIRE" challenge!
@jsorensenart Get out there and shoot this moon fool! :)
August 29th, 2012  
@cheribug Thank you so much Cheryl! :)
August 29th, 2012  
Seriously AWESOME!!
August 29th, 2012  
@ozziehoffy Thank you Cassandra! :)
August 29th, 2012  
Fabulous shot. Love the haze
August 29th, 2012  
@swilde Thanks Sue!
August 29th, 2012  
Fav. Great focus. They have been burning off here too
August 29th, 2012  
@peterdegraaff Thanks Peter!
August 29th, 2012  
wow what a great photo
August 29th, 2012  
Wonderful pov, nice work
August 29th, 2012  
Great capture!
August 29th, 2012  
wOw ~ amazing....... instant fav ♥
August 29th, 2012  
Wow - that's amazing! What a fun and creative interpretation of the challenge! (and holy smokes that's one giant lens!)
August 29th, 2012  
Definitely a fire in this moon, good interpretation and a lovely sooc shot!
August 29th, 2012  
very nicely done
August 29th, 2012  
Wonderfully moody capture.
August 29th, 2012  
@kiwigirl04 Thanks Sharlene!
@aurorajane Thanks!
@charli321 Thank you Charli!
@aromatic Thanks so much Jane!
August 29th, 2012  
@rootbeer Thank you Julia!
@newbie Thanks Stacey! :)
@abhijit Thank you Abhijit!
@michaelelliott Thanks Michael!
August 29th, 2012  
Gorgeous!
August 29th, 2012  
You absolutely kill it, well done ( I meant it as a compliment)
August 29th, 2012  
bellissima!
August 29th, 2012  
@kwind Thanks KWind!
@mduckitt Haha, thank you Marthinus! :)
@mpoppins Thank you Maria!
August 29th, 2012  
Lovely shot and great silhouettes!!
August 29th, 2012  
@carolmw Thanks Carol!
August 29th, 2012  
Impressive!
August 29th, 2012  
@m9f9l Thanks!
August 29th, 2012  
Beautiful!
August 29th, 2012  
@timandelke Thanks Elke!
August 29th, 2012  
Lyn
what a great get-pushed result. . .the lens is a SERIOUS one, all right!
August 30th, 2012  
Gorgeous shot. Love this silhouette.
August 30th, 2012  
Can't believe this is the moon! Awesome orange tone of colors. Also the focus makes this photo very appealing!
August 30th, 2012  
@lyno Thanks Lyn!
@edie Thank you Edie!
@cjphoto Thank you Chris! Sadly, there are almost always fires around here this time of year; mostly caused by lightning strikes. There is just so much wilderness you just can't avoid them. Makes for some cool photos though!
August 30th, 2012  
Wow wonderful! Love the gorgeous colors
August 30th, 2012  
@pjonas Thanks Patty!
August 30th, 2012  
Wow. Did you change tint to orange or was it just like that? Wow! I love this one!
August 30th, 2012  
super stunning shot!
August 30th, 2012  
@espyetta No tinting or anything MaryBeth, just that color! Thanks!
@northy Thanks Northy!
August 30th, 2012  
simply, fabulously, stunning!
August 30th, 2012  
@dhostick Thanks Donna! :)
August 30th, 2012  
Sad that it's a fire creating this, but an amazing shot. Fav.
August 30th, 2012  
@nadaa Thanks so much Nada!
August 30th, 2012  
Wow! Love that focus! And SOOC! Amazing!
August 30th, 2012  
@orangecrush Thanks Jerry! :)
August 30th, 2012  
Amazing SOOC shot! Love the tones and silhouettes.
August 30th, 2012  
@dishaparekh176 Thanks Disha!
August 30th, 2012  
awesome silhouettes! fav!
August 31st, 2012  
@jsvigil Thanks Antonio!
August 31st, 2012  
Holy GUACAMOLE, that's a huge lens!!!!!!
August 31st, 2012  
@cheryllw Haha, I get that a lot... :)
August 31st, 2012  
This is awesome! Beautifully composed and the colors are gorgeous!
September 4th, 2012  
September 4th, 2012  
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