water towers

 I know
 I said
 I would 
 ever ever ever ever ever 
 to get a moon shot 

I know


I lied

 I hear that if you speak 
use facts 
 its okay
 Rudy 9-11 Giuliani said so
 I heard him

 so its okay
 I said one thing
did another
 I am in good company
not entirely a factual fact

I put the BIG lens on the camera
took the elevator to the roof
took several photos
used every setting
to get a shot of the blue moon

this is the best of the shots
and this one got smacked with
Topaz Labs Adjust 
Venice Painting pre-set

those water towers?
they are atop a buildings on
West 80th Street 
near Amsterdam Avenue


catsynth said...

Great shot of the moon and the water towers. I need to get back to NYC again soon.

Mine is here: http://www.ptank.com/blog/2012/09/wordless-wednesday-bay-bridge-crossing/

Stephen Hayes said...

The moon takes on a supernatural quality in your picture. It feels like something momentous is about to happen.

Chrissy Brand said...

A lovely shot with great foreground.

Chrissy from Manchester: a photo a day at Mancunian Wave

Andy said...

Never Say Never Again.

Jeanne Pursell said...

I think it came out pretty cool!!

And yes...I am totally enjoying my new app!! the Monet App!

Beth F said...

I like the shot! The water towers look great in silhouette.

caite said...

the building look lovely in the moonlight!

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

Awesome shot!

Lisa Gordon said...

This is a wonderful shot Daryl, and especially nice for me because I missed the Blue Moon.
Have a great day!

xStroutx said...

I'm glad you were lying, otherwise we would have missed out on this fantastic shot! I love the lighting and the atmosphere - very very beautiful

bobbybegood1 said...

B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L!!! Cheers!!

bobbybegood1 said...

P.S. You are a riot. And that's a fact. Cheers!!

Simply Delicious said...

Looks very romantic.


Kerry said...

A blue moon is entirely different than just any old moon, so maybe it wasn't really a lie,eh? It's a great shot & cool to see such a clear sky in a big city.

Robin said...

Daryl, great shot! I love the diminishing perspective of the three water towers!

Country Girl said...

Reena and I should come to your rooftop and try to all shoot the moon together. Ok. That sounded really weird. Do you have a tripod?

Mental P Mama said...


Lili said...

I always cheat and do my moon shots BEFORE it gets dark! But this still is very cool and you are just too funny. Love your humor! ~Lili

Barbara said...

I love it - those up close photos of the moon all look the same, but this one has a water tower! That's personality!

Art of RetroCollage said...

Well, Daryl, that big lens helped you to shoot a decent-looking moon. Looks great to me!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Don't ever stop trying these shots Daryl, this 'by the light of the moon' image makes the water towers disappearing into the distance look positively 'romantic'!!

Cloudia said...

glowing dreamlike Daryl

GailO said...

As I said earlier...you nailed it! Great shot Daryl!