This is as close to a Halloween-themed post as I will get. The WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge uses Rounded as the theme.
I captured this full moon last year near Halloween with my phone! Really! I used some post-editing effects with some tweaks in exposure, but it seems to work for this challenge.
For your consideration, here are two more orbs that rule Halloween night.
To celebrate our finished master bedroom addition in October 2015 (has it already been 2 years?) we hosted a little get-together on our deck and this lovely paper lantern lit the night efficiently! (Another cell-phone photo).
These Moody Blues lyrics come to mind describing the “cold-hearted orb,” the moon as it lights up the darkness of night.
Breathe deep the gathering gloom
Watch lights fade from every room…
…Cold-hearted orb that rules the night
Removes the colors from our sight…
Red is grey and yellow white…
…And which is an illusion?
from Moody Blues, Nights in White Satin (Late Lament)
Songwriters: JUSTIN HAYWARD
Nights In White Satin lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, T.R.O. INC.
Seems apropos for a Halloween-themed blog post!
And because I’m not a dark, creepy person and enjoy the color orange, pumpkins and jack o’lanterns, here is a cheery photo of happy pumpkins waiting to be taken home from their pumpkin patch in nearby Apple Hill. Will they grace a family porch as jack o’lanterns, or become wonderful pumpkin pies….or both?
Although I did not completely accept the “Seven Days, Seven Photos in Black & White Challenge” by long-time fellow blogger and amazing photographer Lucile De Godoy, who was kind enough to nominate me, my featured image of the cold-hearted moon actually photographed in black and white. I admire those who can photograph in black and white…it is more difficult than one might think! Please stop by and visit Lucile’s blog and take a look at her beautiful photography!
Have a safe and sane Halloween! I’ll be passing out candy to the few neighbor kids who still trick-or-treat in our neighborhood!