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


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Dean - Oct 31, 2011 9:15 am - Voted 10/10

Timing is everything

and you had the good sense to grab the camera and go for it. Just a really neat shot and very deserving of Picture of the day.

Gangolf Haub

Gangolf Haub - Oct 31, 2011 4:16 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Timing is everything

Thanks, Dean. It's always the timing which marks the good shots. But moonrises are so much more difficult to capture than colourful sunsets, most of all since the moon is incredibly bright compared to the night sky. You gotta have the luck to see it before the sun goes down, but also while the sky is not too bright nor too dark. A small timeframe ...


dmiki - Oct 31, 2011 9:16 am - Voted 10/10


I really love this shot!

Gangolf Haub

Gangolf Haub - Oct 31, 2011 4:17 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: wow

Glad to have pleased you ;-)

Ejnar Fjerdingstad

Ejnar Fjerdingstad - Oct 31, 2011 9:35 am - Voted 10/10

Very Poetic,

"The Moon and the Tree", sounds like a collection of poems, and great lighting too.

Gangolf Haub

Gangolf Haub - Oct 31, 2011 4:12 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Very Poetic,

You know, Ejnar, I always wanted to have a collection of moon shots. I would have called them "Moonscapes". However, this is the first decent one so I guess the publication will have to wait a little :-)


Boydie - Oct 31, 2011 1:54 pm - Voted 10/10

That's just... absoluely stuning photo. Hat's off to you :)

Gangolf Haub

Gangolf Haub - Oct 31, 2011 4:10 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: That's just...

Hey Stephen, you can keep your hat on. I was lucky, that's all.


goldenhopper - Oct 31, 2011 3:41 pm - Voted 10/10

Amazing Gangolf!

Jawohl mein herr! ;-)

Gangolf Haub

Gangolf Haub - Oct 31, 2011 4:17 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Amazing Gangolf!

Vielen Dank GH.




EricChu - Nov 6, 2011 5:07 am - Voted 10/10

Congratulations, Gangolf!

I really do adore this picture!

Gangolf Haub

Gangolf Haub - Nov 6, 2011 6:56 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Congratulations, Gangolf!

Thanks again Eric!


RoyD - Nov 6, 2011 2:36 pm - Voted 10/10

The ugliest place...

which looks beautiful the way you captured it! Incredibly nice!

Thanks for posting,


Kiefer - Nov 9, 2011 6:25 pm - Voted 10/10


The sheer simplicity and raw power of this picture, Gangolf is simply astounding!
Awesome job of being in the right place at the right time!
Most excellent picture my friend!

Gangolf Haub

Gangolf Haub - Nov 10, 2011 7:19 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Ditto

Thanks! I didn't even realize that the pic might ecome good when I shot it. Later on I mused whether I should have stayed and should have experimented with different exposures and a different lense. I'm sure if I had the blue would be a much darker hue. But would the picture be better? Finally I'm happy with it as it is, and that it took only a single shot.


AlbertoRampini - Nov 11, 2011 9:59 am - Voted 10/10

Fantastic shot



Gangolf Haub

Gangolf Haub - Nov 11, 2011 11:59 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Fantastic shot

Mille Grazie Alberto!


JonBradford - Jun 2, 2012 8:50 pm - Voted 10/10

Beautiful photo.

I like this one...

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