17 March 2008

Moon over the Park

This shot of the moon over Richmond Park was taken from our front veranda. some time ago. There have been some changes since then. The park is now lit up like a sports field and contributes to Eskom's already overburdened power supply grid, but who cares, it has made the park a safer place at night and less attactive for the shady characters, who used to hang around there.

Our gate posts have since lost the flaming jars. They were not our choice and came with the house. One day by mutual agreement Suzi-k and I decided they had to go. A sixteen pound hammer was all it took - the rest as they say, is history.

28 comments:

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

WOW... what a stunning shot. It's beautiful.

Max-e said...

Thanks Michele

kate said...

That is a beautiful photograph! I would love to have a view like this from my front window. Instead I still see snow.

Thank you for stopping by my blog - I enjoy visiting the Regina daily photo blog since I usually can figure out exactly where the photo was taken (Regina's population is only 180,000). I've enjoyed looking through your blog. The Aloes in bloom are spectacular. I would love to see Proteas in their natural surroundings and not just in florist shops.

JB's Big World said...

This is a beautiful shot!
Thanks for visiting! We really like your blog.
--JB

Neva said...

Not that I know anything about hammers but would that have been like a "sledgehammer"!? amazing what one can do when you put your "hammer" to it!

photowannabe said...

I really like the lighting in this shot. You have quite a view from your veranda.
I'm glad you liked my "Blue Angels" shot. My camera isn't as fast or as tecnically mature as my son-Mr. Mapper. We did have a good time shooting like crazy. I got dizzy from turning around trying to keep up with the magnificent machines.

Sonia said...

Very beautiful photo! You have a wonderful view from your veranda!

RuneE said...

That was one way of fixing the gate! :-)

Nice effect with the city in the background, but I can understand the need for more light in a dark park.

Kerri said...

This is so lovely! Wow!

MedaM said...

What a wonderful view from your veranda! This is wonderful night shot, indeed. The lighting is great!

Old Wom Tigley said...

Wow Wow and Wow again Max.. this is real class... I love this, it could grace a front cover of a magazine and not look out of place.

The view is awesome but this picture is beyond that.

Tom

LiD said...

The light is awesome in this photo. Really beautiful. I love how the moon was just peaking through the clouds. From looking at the lights of your city I guess you must be quite high up. Lovely view.

The Fool said...

Wow I have seen some very good moon pics lately but I have to mark this off as one of my favorites simply because of the foreground and the lights. Nice job!

The Fool

Bob Johnson said...

Wow, awesome picture of the Moon and clouds, nice view.

Max-e said...

Kate thanks for stopping bye. I will certainly be publishing pics of proteas in the coming season - but that will be later on in the r]year

Max-e said...

Thanks JB

Max-e said...

Neva you are absolutely right. We have a saying in our family, "The bigger the problem, the bigger the hammer".

Max-e said...

photowannabe thanks for your comments. I always maintain it is not so much the qualty of the camera, but the eye of the photographer that counts. You have a good eye.

Max-e said...

Sonia, this view is not too bad, but it is better at night than during the day.

Max-e said...

Runee, yes you can achieve amazing things with a hammer. One letter to our parks department and we had the lights. It makes a big difference

Max-e said...

Thanks Kerri

Max-e said...

Meda, it took quite a few shots to get this one, which is whY I love digital. Could never have done it with film

Max-e said...

Tom, thanks for your words of appreciation. I had fun taking the shot and I suppose it was the result grabbing an opportunity that came my way

Max-e said...

LiD we live on one of a series of low hills in an area called Richmond Hill. The lights are from buildings, mostly industrial, in what would probably have been an old flood plain.

Max-e said...

The Fool, thanks for you remarks. This was one of those times, when I saw an opportunity and ran for my camera

Max-e said...

Hi Bob, thanks for that.

Anna said...

Max-e very interesting colors on this photo. Beatiful capture. Anna :)

Heather said...

Love your pics max..and really loved reading about the eskom BS..jeesh! Thanks for stopping by mine..