Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Moonrise


There was a full moon yesterday, did you see it too? I took a walk along the coast to watch it rise. This looks like a vast savannah but there are no more than a few bushes here. The way the salt-burnt trees are bent tells about the strong dominant winds that blow from the ocean. You can actually catch a glimpse of the sea on the right if you enlarge the picture. The air was fresh and salty, invigorating - wonderful.
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C'était la pleine lune hier, l'avez-vous vue ? Moi je suis allée me ballader sur la côte pour la regarder se lever. C'est étonnant comme ces quelques buissons en bord de mer donnent l'illusion d'une vaste savane. La forte inclinaison des arbres brûlés par le sel indique clairement la direction des vents dominants soufflant de la mer. En agrandissant l'image on aperçoit d'ailleurs l'eau à droite entre les herbes. L'air était salé et le vent frais, vivifiant comme j'aime.

26 comments:

Ben said...

Fantastic sight! Nice tone of colour, too.

alice said...

Oui, la lune était belle ici aussi mais ne me demande rien à propos du soleil...Superbe photo, comme toujours!

OutHouse Capital of Canada said...

When it is full moon in australia, what does that make it in the northern hemisphere, chuckle chuckle.
It must seem strange at first, seeing the sun rise the opposite way to up here on top of the world.

Olivier said...

nous avons fait tout les deux un sujet sur la lune aujourd'hui.
ta photo est tres belle, cela donne une impression de photo dans une brousse.

we made both a subject on the moon today. your photograph is very beautiful, that gives an impression of photograph in a bush.

~tanty~ said...

What a fantastic view. Love the color of the sky!

Jing said...

wow...nathalie,
such a beautiful photo, beautiful moment!!some dreamily photo!!

luv it, luv it.

jing
shanghai daily photo

Pod said...

the loons have definitely been out today!!
thanks for votre comments
;0)

heatherpink said...

beautiful!

(saw your comment on web-pix)

Kate said...

I saw it when I put the dog out at 5:30 am today. It was gorgeous.

AphotoAday said...

Am enjoying your photos tremendously! Your sense of composition is fantastic! Bold and highly creative... I've got to go give you a link on my site...

Chris & Deb said...

Nathalie-thanks for all your kind comments!
I've also enjoyed your comments on some of the other full-moon shots around the world "It makes us all feel closer" is perhaps my favorite!
Wonderful capture!

ruth said...

So lovely. I snapped a photo of the moon yesterday going to work, similar to this one. But our trees are not leaning (though some broke under the ice last week).

Lisi said...

perfect composition and colors and in the large version I can see a bird under where the moon is!

Felicia said...

Fantastic photo - beautiful color of the sky. How about the sisterhood of the full moon? Awoooooo to you too!

zannnie said...

ohhh Natalie, this is really a wonderful photo!!!!

photowannabe said...

Really nice shot of Moonrise. I like the subtle ocean in the distance.

Annie said...

Ah, bonjour, Nathalie. The bending tree seems to bow before the moon's beauty.

kris said...

natahlie, this is GORGEOUS!

Carol said...

Your moon shot is soooo pretty! It fascinates me that all over the earth we are looking at the same moon! It makes me feel warm and tender toward everyone on earth, that we look at the same sky and perhaps dream the same dreams. I did take some shots of the full moon, also. Maybe I will post one of my full moon shots, although they aren't as great as yours.

michael said...

Nathalie - very beautiful. SAme moon in St Kilda too

Kate said...

Had to return to see the photo again--the tree gives it wonderful balance. You really started something; now we're getting mooned by everybody!! ;>)

Nathalie said...

Yes Felicia I have to apologise for the words "brotherhood of the full moon", let's go for the "Full moon society" instead !!!! Waooooo !

And Carol, yes we look at the same sky and at the same moon. It is of great comfort to my mum to think that too. She lives in Paris, I live in Sydney, and on every full moon we particularly think of each other !

Cristina said...

Sooo peaceful. I agree with Kate--well worth a return visit!!

Cergie said...

Oui, elle était très belle sur paris, nappée dans des nuages sombres et en mouton

PPL said...

Très belle photo !!!!
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Kala said...

ahhhhhhhhhhh violet sunset is truly splendid!