Monday, September 3, 2012

Blue Moon



It was fitting that The Blue Moon on Friday August 31, 2012 coincided with the day that a funeral service was held for the first man on the moon, Neil Armstrong. It is Blue in name only, the phrase is used when there are two full moons in one month, the first was August 1st. I took a series of photos on Friday evening of which I have shared two with you here.

I was inspired so it seems appropriate to share them on NF - Inspiring Photography 


32 comments:

  1. I love your moon shots, my camera only shows (if I am lucky) a small spot in the sky. Sad that Armstrong should go due to complications in surgery, but as you say fitting that the service was when there was a blue moon. Have a good week Diane

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  2. fantastic foto award on this moon shot. mine is coming up but not a good one

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  3. It certainly is interesting that Armstrong was buried during a blue moon. Neat photos!

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  4. I thought about that also in regards to Neil Armstrong. I haven't downloaded my photos from my camera as of yet...can't wait to see what I captured with the 'blue moon'. Your captures are very stunning.

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  5. Thank you for sharing your moon shots! I recall watching Neil Armstrong walk on that moon. What an awe-inspiring time that was!

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  6. I missed again this wonderful night sky, but my sky has been stormy. Thanks for the images!

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  7. Beautiful!!!! I am bad at moon shots - yours is fabulous!!

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  8. Very nice photos, lovely. This moon are beautiful as what I saw yesterday evening.
    Saludos.

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  9. Fantastic again! Well done.

    I particularly like the link with Neil Armstrong

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  10. Those photos really are wonderful Linda, especially that last one. You did really well to capture that. As you say fitting that it occurred on the same day as the funeral of the first man who actually walked on that same moon, Neil Armstrong! Hope all is well with you.

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  11. I've not had much luck capturing the moon with my little camera. The second shot is really beautiful!

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  12. I went outdoors on the 31st also, got some photos but nothing quite as terrific as yours. I don't know when I'll find time to post them, but I must say I really like what you captured.

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  13. Holy cow.....that's phenomenal!!

    Missed the view thanks to cloud cover--so thank you for this.
    I adore the first one with the clouds below.

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  14. Great photo! I truly regretted not posting about it. We watched the first moon landing on our B&W TV when we were newlyweds living in a little garage apartment. I even wrote down some of the funny things the astronauts said. It was uncanny that Neil Armstrong would die so close to the blue moon. It seemed just for him!

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  15. I also admired the beautiful blue moon last Friday night. The warmth and serene brightness infused itself into my heart and reminded me of that great Armstrong.

    Yoko

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  16. I didn't realize that, Armstong's funerals and the moon ! what a coincidence. I saw the moon too it was like a huge ball in the sky !
    Your pictures are amazing !

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  17. Fabulous moon pictures Lindy - the clouds make it a bit mysterious. It is really a tribute to Neal Armstrong that the Blue Moon would happen on his funeral day. My daughter was born just a short time before his history-making walk. A great piece is history. Thanks for sharing.

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  18. I never managed to get moon shots as good as these. Great job.

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  19. Nice picture you show of the moon.
    Wish you a good day :)
    Hanne Bente

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  20. When I was a kid I used to wish the moon really would go bright blue. I imagined it would look like blue a glass marble in the sky!

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  21. the first shot looks like an eye. :)

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  22. Yes, it is fitting! Love your shots. Sorry I missed the event.

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  23. oh how beautiful. great shots. I remember listening to the moon landing on the radio in school. Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins also came to Mumbai. I saw them then.

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  24. It was rather fitting. Nice shots!

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  25. We talked a lot about Neil Armstrong that week and remembered where we were when the moon landing happened .... and I took pictures of the Blue Moon, but hadn't put the two together until I just read this (catching up today). Thanks for sharing...I love knowing this.

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