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“April Oak and Moon”

“April Oak and Moon”

“The art of writing is not as solitary as one might think. When it finally dawns on us one day that our task as writers is to share what we know of the human spirit, we suddenly discover that we were never truly alone.”
― Hal Zina Bennett

I’m following up my Monochrome Mondays post with the colour version of the same image. While it looks lovely in mono, I prefer the true colours, that lovely pre-dusk glow of yellow, as the setting sun lights up the fine haze that floats just above the ground.

It’s the end of another spring day, the promise of warmer days ahead, under the “Pink Moon” of early April. I eagerly await some hint of green, as life returns to the hilltop oak.

Nikon D800
Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G I AF-S VR Zoom @ 70 mm
1/250 sec, f/8.0 ISO 200

Monochrome Mondays

“April Oak and Moon”

“I saw it written and I saw it say
Pink moon is on its way
And none of you stand so tall
Pink Moon gonna get you all”
― Nick Drake

“April Oak and Moon”

While not a full Pink Moon (first full moon of April), I just had to stop and make this photo. The old oak, is probably the most photographed tree in the area. Its unique position on a hilltop and easy access by road makes it one of those iconic locations that begs for a photograph.

I decided to try it as a mono shot today, and I think it works. But just in case, here’s teh colour version to compare.

Nikon D800
Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G I AF-S VR Zoom @ 70 mm
1/250 sec, f/8.0 ISO 200

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“Moonlight at the Golden Hour” – Bancroft, Ontario

“Moonlight at the Golden Hour”  - Bancroft, Ontario

A very simple photo of the scene from my trailer deck last evening. I had just returned from the lake shore, making photos of the beautiful reflections on a mirror-like lake when my wife pointed out the moon between the trees. The sun was lighting the distant shoreline and the clouds a soft orange and the sky was a deep blue, with the moon suspended between the branches of trees which have not yet leafed out. A very beautiful scene to end a peaceful day with.

I am so thankful for these moments we are granted to see. Nature continues to amaze me with its infinite combinations. I’ve sat looking at this very spot many evenings and the elements have never quite come together like this. I’m so glad I was there to witness it and be able to share it.

Nikon D300
Nikor 24-70 mm f/4.5-5.6 @ 52mm
1/100 sec @ f/5.0, ISO 250