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Thursday, May 29, 2008

Sky Watch Friday- Olentangy Moon

May 16, 2008, Columbus, Ohio

I took this shot on my way back from the Olentangy river as I was walking through the park. I looked over my shoulder, saw the moon peeking through the black walnuts, and the pinkish clouds, and thought, I need to take a picture here. I set up the tripod and exposed the image for thirty seconds. There was little wind on that night, so the leaves were still throughout the exposure resulting in a crisp image.

Megan and I continue our house search. We came very close to making an offer on a house, but after much soul searching, coupled with research on basement foundations, we decided against it. Our evenings are dedicated to going through homes with our Realtor, checking out neighborhoods, or browsing homes on the internet. I know we'll find a great place, and I'm glad that we live close to where we'll be moving. Although I won't be a minute's walk from the Olentangy like we are now, I'll still be close and still be able to document the living creatures of the river.

This week I ventured across Ohio. On Tuesday, I was in Wood County looking for an extirpated sedge, Carex formosa, near Bowling Green State University. Today I was updating rare plant records at Lakeside Daisy State Nature Preserve in Ottawa County. Next week, I'll be back to Kelleys Island to continue a vegetation and rare plant survey of the state park lands on the Island. It's sedge season, so if you are feeling brave, wander into a woodland near you and start collecting sedges, especially members of the genus Carex. It is quite fun, really, it is!

Tom

18 comments:

  1. That's a wonderful moon shot! I like the subtle colors in the sky.

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  2. Very nice shot! Ohio never looked better! (From a fellow Buckeye!)

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  3. I definitely like this shot that you have taken through the trees. It has given a soft and gentle appearance to the overall look... very nice!
    The Rocky Mountain Retreat

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  4. I love this picture! Beautiful! The moon looks just like a spotlight poking through the trees lighting your way home!~
    mom

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  5. It is a nice shot you got. Perfect for Sky Watch Friday.

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  6. Superb moon shot. They aren't easy to capture. The clours are so dramatic

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  7. Great sky and moon! Hope you find a house soon. Sounds like you are very busy but happy.

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  8. Beautiful image and useful explanation.

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  9. Wow I love photos like this.

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  10. The moon shot is awesome. Great Capture!

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  11. A lovely night shot! Good luck on the house hunt - that's gotta be pretty stressful.

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  12. Tom: Very nicely done, thanks for the info on the camera.

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  13. Wow...perfectly lovely! Good luck with the house hunting. :)

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  14. A great shot of the moon through the trees.

    Good luck with your house hunting. Y'all hang in there.

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