Velvet moments: travel photo of the week – the moon

Going for a star-gazing tour is a highlight of a visit to San Pedro de Atacama, Chile. I was about to take a photo of the moon through the telescope when someone bumped my elbow. I like the accidental effect. The Sea of Tranquility, where the Apollo11 landed, can clearly be seen (the middle of the three dark patches).

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13 Responses to “Velvet moments: travel photo of the week – the moon”

  1. lathan 14/08/2015 11:50 pm

    thats some thing different

  2. zed power 15/11/2011 1:54 am

    stunning photo

  3. puertoricoistheplace 06/07/2011 1:34 am

    Very cool!

  4. Pete | Hecktic Travels 21/05/2011 5:51 pm

    this turned out really amazing. Crazy how a little bump can create something so beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

  5. San Pedro Atacama 17/03/2011 5:54 am

    Thanks for your post. Really very interesting. And the pictures are also very amazing.

    San Pedro de Atacama

  6. karen ho fatt 10/03/2011 10:04 pm

    The moon is not the easiest to take a picture of . I had some failed ones a few months ago when it had that reddish glow- takes a bit to get the hang of it.

  7. velvet 05/03/2011 7:51 pm

    Hehe, thanks Clare! 🙂

  8. Clare Appleyard 05/03/2011 10:30 am

    Still an awesome picture Keith!

  9. velvet 04/03/2011 12:50 am

    Thanks Gray. It’s certainly one of my best failed photos. hehe… 🙂

  10. velvet 04/03/2011 12:49 am

    Woohoo! Thanks Andi! :-))))

  11. Andi of My Beautiful Adventures 03/03/2011 9:46 pm

    Seriously one of the most beautiful pictures I have EVER seen. Please enter this into some contests. WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!

  12. Gray 03/03/2011 8:09 pm

    What a happy accident! That’s one of the best “failed” photos I’ve ever seen!


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