The merest sliver of a moon bathed in the first pale flushes of sunrise, photographed from our back garden; 11 Feb 2010.

A colour photo with relatively little colour, most of the frame being taken up with dark vegetation and clouds.  Between the two, subtle salmon pinks grade up into the very palest of blues.

That this was photographed 5 years ago now comes as quite a shock, and it also started me wondering whether this picture was taken soon after I’d acquired the D700 and started digital photography.  But no, the D700 was acquired over a year earlier, in January 2009.  The passage of time certainly blurs things – 45 years ago I was working on a family history , and remember my (by no means elderly) mother being really quite uncertain as to whether major family events had taken place prior to or after the Second World War.

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D700 with 24-120 Nikkor at 120mm;  3200 ISO.




About Adrian Lewis
Photographer working in monochrome, colour and combinations of the two - with a great liking for all sorts of images, including Minimalism, landscapes, abstracts, soft colour, people, movement, nature - I like to be adventurous in my photography, trying new ideas and working in many genres. And I'm fond of Full English Breakfasts and Duvel golden ale, though not necessarily together.


  1. How many different ways can I say I really like this? I am no linguist. Love it!

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  2. krikitarts says:

    A fine flashback, Adrian. It brings to mind a little song my mom used to sing us, that I still love:

    There’s a wee baby moon lying on his back with his little silver toes in the air,
    And he’s all by himself in the deep blue sky, but the wee baby moon doesn’t care.

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  3. paula graham says:

    I like your photo and the way you framed it, lots and it reminds me that my batty, ancient, aristocratic and rich neighbour told me : “never look at a ‘new moon’ through the window, dear, it will bring you bad luck”. I always used to look at aforementioned moon in all its faces through windows..but now, try not to anymore! The power of superstition!


  4. Sallyann says:

    Nice picture, made me smile.
    Although I do have to admit, nice as the picture is, the smile was caused by what my imagination told me came next. 🙂


    • Adrian Lewis says:

      Glad you like it – thanks! Your smile about what came next lit my imagination’s after burner such that my head rapidly filled with suitable – if ribald / downright pornographic – responses, such that I had to rush out and buy more RAM soonest. Keeping All Things FATman in the impeccable taste that one is used to, one imagines that you thought I slaughtered a vast breakfast – “shooting down the wild giblets” as Dylan put it. 😀

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