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Moon Setting over Mount of Olives

Posted by Avital Pinnick on August 25, 2010

Moon setting over Mount of Olives

I was washing dishes this morning, around 6:15 a.m. The full moon was very low in the sky, so I grabbed my camera, mini-tripod, and a 250 mm lens. This photo has been cropped quite a lot because it’s not that big a lens and the horizon is over a mile away. The tower of the Augusta Victoria Hospital is barely silhouetted by the moon. Hmmm. I suppose I could try to recreate the Amman twin towers shot with the full moon and this tower. Just have to ask my friendly neighbourhood moon-watcher if he would mind doing the calculations.

7 Responses to “Moon Setting over Mount of Olives”

  1. Amazing capture! Wow very nice!!!

  2. Karen R said

    I like that!

  3. Ann Martin said

    Beautiful! And this is the view from your kitchen window? Color me green with envy!

    • Avital Pinnick said

      Yes, that is the view! The kitchen faces the Mount of Olives but the actual photo was taken from a balcony. The kitchen window is difficult to open, doesn’t have a proper sill to rest the tripod, and is very short and wide. In addition, older Israeli kitchens have dishracks suspended over the sinks, so there really wasn’t much room to take the photo from the kitchen. I went out to our large balcony and set up a mini tripod on the ledge.

  4. aswirly said

    Dish washing at 6 am? crazy! πŸ˜‰ Love this shot Avital. The soft pink color of the sky and the position of the moon is wonderful. What a nice view you have too!

    • Avital Pinnick said

      Temporary fit of neatness. We were on vacation all last week, so I’m still trying to get the place liveable again, after working through the mountains of laundry. It’s been so hot here that I haven’t had the energy to do much, so things piled up on the kitchen front! Er, counter.

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