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It was suppose to be raining totally clouded, when I woke at 4 am I saw nothing but stars and the moon. I thought it would be great to capture a 22% crescent moon on a star trail as well. Through the 150 shots there was some wispy clouds blew past the moon hence the extra effect on the moon. I went to 5 shot of the pre dawn to add to the effect with the stars. This was looking almost Due East.

I had limited space as the dew fell very heavy so I had the camera under the roof for protection but limited the view of the sky I had. Enjoy a little out of the box thinking as I did not 100% know just what I would get apart from the broad moon trail.

Last Plane Home -Western Autralia Is now closed off to every body even Australia.

Petar Bojić, SV1XV, Stacy Metcalf, tiabunna and 16 other people have particularly liked this photo

16 comments - The latest ones
 David G Johnson
David G Johnson club
Gotcha'... on the details - thanks Steve... both are striking images and your skill continues to impress. // Good wishes to you.. from Dj. in the UK.
5 months ago.
Steve Paxton club has replied to David G Johnson club
DJ simple really nothing you can not do either all you need is like me a few stars and light cloud. many thanks.
5 months ago.
 Diana Australis
Diana Australis club
Well done, Steve! Respect!
5 months ago.
Steve Paxton club has replied to Diana Australis club
As you can see missing getting out in the night sky while we all do the right thing. many thanks.
5 months ago.
Gudrun club
That moon looks surreal like something from outer space! I bet some people would say the aliens have come;-)
5 months ago.
Steve Paxton club has replied to Gudrun club
you could easily think it was coming in not going out of shot. the processing in the reverse order you loose the predawn colour. I will try this again if I get the chance with more sky in the shot. Glad you like it.
5 months ago.
 S Drury
S Drury club
Lovely shots indeed Steve and liked by me

Best wishes and stay safe there

5 months ago.
Steve Paxton club has replied to S Drury club
Thanks Steve keeping the mind active these days rather than TV watching and going dumb. You take care yourself so we can come out the other side of this.
5 months ago.
 Doug Shepherd
Doug Shepherd club
Remarkable image Steve, thanks for explaining what it is all about!

All the best, and stay safe.
5 months ago.
Steve Paxton club has replied to Doug Shepherd club
you most welcome it would be some thing that if you did not know could seem very strange. well worth the shots as it did produce a great shot. stay safe and well at the moment.
5 months ago.
 Fred Fouarge
Fred Fouarge club
Deep Impact
5 months ago.
Steve Paxton club has replied to Fred Fouarge club
Having seen the movie yes i can see 100% what you Mean. You stay safe but not from the stars they are already safe.
5 months ago.
tiabunna club
An interesting effect with the moon trail being interacted with clouds. Good captures, Steve.
5 months ago.
Steve Paxton club has replied to tiabunna club
I have always shied away from a moon trail but being locked at home there was nothing else to do. I believe well worth doing all over again with more shots. You stay safe where you are in this time of change.
5 months ago.
 Stacy Metcalf
Stacy Metcalf
i like the composition , though embarrassingly needed the explanation of the moon
5 months ago.
Steve Paxton club has replied to Stacy Metcalf
Its creates Quite an effect one you would not think of and yes the clouds blowing past just added to the look. No need to be embarrassed It took me even by surprise.
5 months ago.

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