Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
Moonrise Over Golden by kkart Moonrise Over Golden by kkart
The "Supermoon" as captured last night atop Lookout Mountain overlooking the city of Golden and metro Denver, Colorado. I was surrounded by several other photographers who apparently all had the same idea as I did for a place to shoot it from. I though decided that I wanted something different than just a closeup of the moon, and started thinking. I wanted something that would portray the whole scene, exactly as it looked pretty much, something that wasn't just a sheer study of the moon itself but rather what it was I was seeing and experiencing. So I decided to shoot this way, showing the whole city, the lights, how bright the moon was (was it ever!) and how the clouds just glowed. I had to really battle the wind coming off the mountains and foothills...it was a challenge ...and have to really weigh my tripod down ( actually took a shot of it from my Droid and you can see it here [link] ) In the end though it was fun and I hope I accomplished what I was after!

Hope you all like it
John

Sony a550
Minolta 70-300mm lens
Tripod and shutter release

:camera: Follow me and my work on the sites below! :camera:

facebook | twitter | flickr | redbubble | photoblog | website


See more on my website jdebordphoto.com all work copyrighted 2009 John De Bord. Feel free to link to this shot on Facebook, Twitter, etc. I welcome the extra exposure!
Add a Comment:
 
:iconstevesea:
Stevesea Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Such awesome sight!
Reply
:iconjamalmehr:
jamalmehr Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011
I thought it's the sun!
Reply
:iconnaniska:
NanisKa Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011
:jawdrop::jawdrop::jawdrop:
Reply
:iconaspiredwriter:
AspiredWriter Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011
what exactly was this about the moon that makes it so special? is this how it really looked or is it edited? the sky is trangely dark red.
Reply
:iconschwarzwieebenholz:
SchwarzWieEbenholZ Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2011   Photographer
Wow! =D
Reply
:iconjuliecajayon:
juliecajayon Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
so stunning!
Reply
:iconemr373:
emr373 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011
very great shot! i love how unique it is and how you showed the city and clouds in there. :D
Reply
:iconhandie:
Handie Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing work John!
Reply
:iconden12:
Den12 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011
Dude.......... That's cool.
Reply
:icongeminiartnstock:
GeminiArtNStock Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011   Digital Artist
wow
Reply
:iconcorrisande:
Corrisande Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011
This looks extremly impressive. Love the colors, but also the sheer endless lights stretching to the horizon.
Reply
:iconanadeviant:
AnaDeviant Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011
Amazing! :heart:
Reply
:iconkellymanaghan:
KellyManaghan Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this! :heart:
Reply
:iconxerces:
Xerces Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Such an amazing view! Lovely bright colours from the light and the moon
Reply
:iconandroidtear6:
AndroidTear6 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011
So beautiful!!!! :hug:
Reply
:icongow7:
Gow7 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I love the red colours in this photo.
Reply
:iconla-vita-a-bella:
La-Vita-a-Bella Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011   Photographer
Excellent capture! I have to admit, the "Super" moon looks just like the regular moon to me, but I love how you included the city lights with it. The orange glow is a nice touch as well. :love:
Reply
:iconcalleighblack:
CalleighBlack Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
It's beautiful and I love how you gave it a real feeling. What I mean is that it's not "just" a photo...it's real. Awesometastic!
Reply
:iconicy-soul:
icy-soul Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011
Gorgeous :heart:

The colour is amazing, the composition is perfect and the city lights are incredible. This is a beautiful photo, really well done :clap:
:aww:
Reply
:iconcarterr:
carterr Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011
Gorgeous :)
Reply
:icongoanna-equine:
Goanna-Equine Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011
You certainly did achieve a fantastic photo. Not just stunning, but as you pointed out, it describes what the event was like - it tells the story.
Reply
:iconsiberiumabyss:
SiberiumAbyss Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Whoa.... :omg: It's both beautiful and astoundingly ominous...! I've never seen a moon radiate with such a golden/crimson glow before. Heck, this is even more bizarre than a lunar eclipse! ... Heh, lucky it didn't look that way over here, because I get a bit jumpy when bizarre nature phenomenons occur.
Reply
:iconlerocque:
Lerocque Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011
This is absolutely stunning! I love the inclusion of the city - there are so many out there of JUST the moon, or the moon with some trees.
Reply
:iconmr-sarcastic1984:
mr-sarcastic1984 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011
bautiful shot john, my view was hampered by clouds. i got a brief few minute look though
Reply
:iconfamous-panda:
Famous-Panda Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011
Such a beautiful capture.. and I like how you were thinking outside the box with getting the city in the shot as well.. Well done.
Reply
:iconwingsofdragons:
wingsofdragons Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
stunning .........so beautiful.............
Reply
:iconlilsis90:
lilsis90 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011
Gorgeous
Reply
:iconsister-of-the-moon:
Sister-of-the-Moon Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011
:wave: John!

This is so beautiful!!!! It was well worth the challenge of the wind! Thank so much for sharing.

I have a cousin who lives in Golden... I've been to Denver and some of the surrounding ski resorts but never made it to Golden. Beautiful...

:hug:s
Reply
:iconkaslito:
Kaslito Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011  Professional General Artist
Beautiful moonscape!
Reply
:iconstrawberriemew:
StrawberrieMew Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011
Captivating!
Reply
:iconlouiecablouie:
louiecablouie Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing! :heart:
Reply
:iconmkerley:
mkerley Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011
Very nice photo
Reply
:iconpirateladyinmaine:
pirateladyinmaine Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011
oh my! what a glow to this!
Reply
:iconadardurden:
AdARDurden Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome shot !! :)
Reply
:iconblindsight67:
Blindsight67 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011
Wow, just all I can say.
Reply
:iconsoulstarforger:
SoulStarforger Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011
My jaw hit the floor and broke. You owe me a new jaw. ):
Reply
:iconthoosah:
thoosah Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011
If you focus your eyes behind that photo and close them a lil bit, it looks kinda like a sunset over the sea! Fantastic!
Reply
:icondaniel-storm:
Daniel-Storm Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011
Wow!
That is really amazing!
It's a stunning piece of work...i can't stop looking at it! :clap:
Reply
:iconnarukagayamoto:
narukagayamoto Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Beautiful shot! From the thumbnail i thought it was the sun! Amazing.
Reply
:iconlidija-lolic:
Lidija-Lolic Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow!! Amazing capture! :wow:
Reply
:iconfluffmarsh:
fluffmarsh Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a beautiful picture. It was a great idea.
Reply
:iconmikeshawphotography:
MikeShawPhotography Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011
Great shot John
Reply
:icondavincipoppalag:
davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
How very pretty!
Reply
:icongingersfunkyphotos:
gingersfunkyphotos Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011   Photographer
Oh so very pretty. It is such an unusual monochromatic. This would so get an A+ in our color theory photography class.
Reply
:iconsylveryfox:
SylveryFox Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
:iconclapplz:
Reply
:iconublackmamba:
UBlackMamba Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011
Love this one !!! Perfect
Reply
:icondaisy919:
Daisy919 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011
I don't lilke it............I LOVE it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Reply
:iconrainbow-art:
rainbow-art Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011
fucking awesome!
I like the atmosphere and the colors :)
Reply
:iconantram444:
Antram444 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Stunning, as always!
The moon really wasn't impressive where I live, it really looked just about average :)
Reply
:iconunknowndesires-sonia:
unknowndesires-sonia Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Stunning shot! :D
Reply
Add a Comment:
 
×
  • Art Print
  • Canvas
  • Photo
  • Art Gifts
Download PNG 509 × 760




Details

Submitted on
March 20, 2011
Image Size
526 KB
Resolution
509×760
Link
Thumb
Embed

Stats

Views
7,374 (2 today)
Favourites
886 (who?)
Comments
67
Downloads
206
×