I always wanted to shoot a picture with the rising moon. However, my attempts never turned out right. Ironically, when I finally saw the perfect motif, it was near one of the ugliest places of the Pyrenees: Piau-Engaly. We just returned from a hike which had taken us to three mountain passes and I had just crossed the creek when I saw this little tree with Miss Luna paying it a visit. I grabbed the camera for this single 250mm shot. Oct 4th 2011
Gangolf Haub
on Oct 30, 2011 5:59 am
Image ID: 756848


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Marcsoltan - Oct 30, 2011 10:55 am - Voted 10/10

Wow wow wow!

This is one heck of photograph! It looks like you captured moon rise and sunset in a perfect setting. I love the light and shadow both on the landscape and the tree.
A photo to rival your double/triple rainbow with your shadow in its center.

Gangolf Haub

Gangolf Haub - Oct 30, 2011 12:22 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Wow wow wow!

Thanks Marc! You're absolutely right - in both cases I was in the right place at exactly the right time. But while with the brocken spectre there was no way of missing what was going on I captured this one just because I happened to look up when I had crossed a creek bed. A few steps later and the opportunity wouldn't have presented itself ...

Gangolf Haub

Gangolf Haub - Oct 30, 2011 4:46 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: I swear that...

yours isn't bad either :-)


TyeDyeTwins - Oct 30, 2011 11:43 pm - Hasn't voted

Well Captured...

Last light on the tree...and 1st light for the moon! Great contrast...this photo is a work of art.

Gangolf Haub

Gangolf Haub - Oct 31, 2011 6:24 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Well Captured...

I'll sell it as a picture postcard :-)



dmiki - Oct 31, 2011 9:18 am - Voted 10/10

Re: Well Captured...

You could...

Antonio Giani

Antonio Giani - Oct 31, 2011 3:33 am - Voted 10/10

Bravissimo Gangolf...

E' una magnifica immmagine

Ciao Antonio

Gangolf Haub

Gangolf Haub - Oct 31, 2011 6:25 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Bravissimo Gangolf...

Mille grazie Antonio! Solamente la fortuna ...

Mark Doiron

Mark Doiron - Oct 31, 2011 4:14 am - Voted 10/10


I agree with TyeDye Twins: This is a work of art. I too have searched for an image like this, but without yet finding it,. Thanks so much for sharing this special moment with us, Gangolf.

--mark d.

Gangolf Haub

Gangolf Haub - Oct 31, 2011 6:27 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Wow

Mark, you'll find it in a very unexpected moment. I only hope you'll bring your camera!


EricChu - Oct 31, 2011 4:56 am - Voted 10/10


This was a precious moment that fell into your hands, Gangolf! And you captured it simply magnificently!

Gangolf Haub

Gangolf Haub - Oct 31, 2011 6:28 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Congratulations!

Well I only picked up the camera and clicked at the tree at full zoom. Found out what I had done only a couple of hours later when I looked at the shot on my iPad.


PAROFES - Oct 31, 2011 6:07 am - Voted 10/10


Fantastic....That`s it!

Gangolf Haub

Gangolf Haub - Oct 31, 2011 6:28 am - Hasn't voted

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justahiker - Oct 31, 2011 7:21 am - Voted 10/10

Great shot!

Just perfect and fantastic moment to catch, Gangolf.
Thanks for sharing!

Gangolf Haub

Gangolf Haub - Oct 31, 2011 8:30 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Great shot!

Be at the right place at the right time and pray to have the camera handy :-)


gabr1 - Oct 31, 2011 7:29 am - Voted 10/10

I really like this photo

Thank you for sharing it.

Gangolf Haub

Gangolf Haub - Oct 31, 2011 8:31 am - Hasn't voted

Re: I really like this photo

Grazie mille!


visentin - Oct 31, 2011 8:01 am - Voted 10/10

I join the others

with the same compliment. Isn't that the grassy slopes over St Lary seen from the town in morning ? classic ! :)
What camera do you use Gangolf ?

Gangolf Haub

Gangolf Haub - Oct 31, 2011 8:28 am - Hasn't voted

Re: I join the others

No, it's in Piau-Engaly. If you hike towards Port de Campbieil you first have to descend into the valley, the hiking path to the right of the creek, the last ski run to the left. I think I took this picture quite close to the ski lift upon returning, looking up the slopes in the direction of Piau. To the left we had caterpillars droning on the ski run, to the right the ugly ski slopes on Pic de Piau. In between one solitary beech (?) tree with the moon rising beside.

I use a Sony A700 with a Sigma 18-250 mm HSM lense.


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