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Picture of full moon rising above mountain in Northern Norway

January 21st, 2008 · 15 Comments

Picture of full moon rising and clouds above mountain in Northern Norway
Taken with Olympus E500 digital camera January 21st 2008. Click image for larger view.

The moon is full today so had to take a picture of it rising above a mountain peak here in Northern Norway. I liked the way the moon lightened up the clouds that were skittering across the sky.
But I wish I had a lens with longer reach or a good telescope!

Check out my other moon photos here.

Information about the picture:
Camera: Olympus E-500 digital SLR camera
Exposure: 1 sec (1)
Aperture: f/4.5
Focal Length: 150 mm
ISO Speed: 100
Lens: Olympus Zuiko Digital 40-150mm F3.5-4.5
Location: Laupstad (Andørja), Troms in northern Norway

Tags: Clouds · Moon · Mountain · Nature · Night · Norway Norwegen Norge

15 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Pentad // Jan 21, 2008 at 11:59 pm

    vakker og “eerie” (seems like the moon is just within grasp). Good job!

  • 2 wildrose661 // Jan 22, 2008 at 12:49 am

    Ciekawe 🙂

  • 3 Tom // Jan 22, 2008 at 1:23 am


    Very cool photo, I’ve never seen a photograph of the moon rising over the mountains. Very nice.


  • 4 Claire // Jan 22, 2008 at 2:37 am

    MÃ¥nen ser ut henrivende og i omkrets. Er den laget av osten?

    A lovely shot 🙂

  • 5 mikster // Jan 22, 2008 at 6:24 am

    That is an awesome picture. I’ve never seen the moon look like that.

  • 6 Gunady // Jan 22, 2008 at 7:28 am

    You are using 1 sec exposure I see. I sometime have tdifficulties on deciding on it. It turns out The info I got about how to choose exposure is not enough. Practice make perfect.

    Nice Photo !

  • 7 Maria // Jan 22, 2008 at 9:37 pm

    That is a beautiful picture. Full moons are always gorgeous.

  • 8 Digital Polaroids // Jan 23, 2008 at 11:52 pm

    You never stop surprising me with your unique shoots!

  • 9 Unfettered // Jan 28, 2008 at 1:08 am

    I love all your photographs, but this one is my favorite so far!

  • 10 Bob // Jan 29, 2008 at 2:23 am

    Very cool shot, love the Moon.

  • 11 Omyword! // Jan 30, 2008 at 11:56 am

    Thanks so much for finding me through EntreCard. Your photos are breathtaking. This one especially made me remember one of my favorite Sting songs: There’s a moon over Bourbon Street tonight…

    Take care, Lisa

  • 12 Margaret // Jan 30, 2008 at 12:01 pm

    I have a weakness for moon shots and find myself taking quite a few. This one is exceptional!

    Thanks for sharing it!


  • 13 Mike // Feb 3, 2008 at 2:32 am

    Hello! Very nice picture. The moon seems so close. I believe it is about 230,000 miles from us on average.

  • 14 ashle // Mar 18, 2008 at 4:04 pm

    its beatifull! cant beleive that they r real images

  • 15 Daniel // Dec 9, 2010 at 4:42 am

    Preciosa imagen. Me gusta la luna y las siluetas que resalta con su luz.