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Speechless Sunday - Dusk Moon at Lake Conroe!!

Dusk Moon at Lake Conroe

I have been trying to get a decent moon shot for a couple years now.  I guess I never thought of getting the dusk shot until it appeared during a sail boat race at Lake Conroe.

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Copyright © 2010 Marchel Peterson, All Rights Reserved. *Friday Photo - Clouds to sail with at Lake Conroe!!*


Comment balloon 36 commentsMarchel Peterson • August 22 2010 06:11PM


Oh girl! That's wonderful. I can't seem to get a good moon shot! Woo hoo! Applause, applause, whistle!!! :) GREAT shot!

Posted by Joni Bailey, Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR® (101 Main St. Realty) over 9 years ago

Hey Marchel where is the man in the moon? I'm looking but I don't see him.

Great Shot!

Posted by Carl Winters over 9 years ago

Oh, this IS a good one!  My attempts to photograph the moon are usually disappointing.

Posted by Ann Allen Hoover, CDPE SRES ASP e-PRO Realtor - Homes for Sale - AL (RE/MAX Advantage South) over 9 years ago

That's awesome!  Very detailed, good shot.

Posted by Ricki Eichler McCallum, Broker,GRI,ABR, e-Pro, TAHS (CastNet Realty) over 9 years ago

Hi Marchel, Well, you have the Moon Photo now. And a nice one at that. What's next on your bucket list of photos? :-)

Posted by William Johnson, Retired Real Estate Professional (Retired) over 9 years ago


Appreciated both of your comments on my Kristofer blog.  And we share the same comfort in Christ, and I know His master plan might also include my youngest, when he turns 25, might leave as close as yours.  Again, thanks for taking interest in my life, and I have in yours as well.

Posted by Cherise Selley, Colorado Springs Realtor (Selley Group Real Estate, LLC) over 9 years ago

Marchel, I like the moon shot.  My camera does not capture enough ligh, even at dusk, so I never get a good moon shot, they are always very fuzzy.

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) over 9 years ago

JONI, This is my VERY FIRST decent moon shot so I can relate!  I had one other that was kind of good but the moon was so small it just looke like a little round ball.

CARL & CEIL, It does seem like you should be able to see the man in the moon.

ANN, I have been oh so disappointed with moon shots.  It took a dusk shot for me to finally get a decent picture.

RICKI, I was thrilled when I saw the detail!

WILLIAM, I have to admit it is that elusive nightime moon picture that I'm after but I'm happy to get my first decent dusk moon picture.  I got a fairly good moon picture when I was in San Diego last October but the moon was REALLY small.  I will be coming agian mid November maybe I will finally get that picture.


Posted by Marchel Peterson, Spring TX Real Estate E-Pro (Results Realty) over 9 years ago

That is a great photo of the moon, most moon shots arent as dynamic as this one!

Posted by Morgan Evans, LICENSED REAL ESTATE SALESPERSON (Douglas Elliman Real Estate) over 9 years ago

Howdy and evening to you Marchel

you sure did get yourself one mighty fine photo shoot of the moon!!! Sure did enjoy looking at your photo!

Have a good one
Dale in New Hampshire

Posted by Dale Baker, New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information (Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections) over 9 years ago


Very nice shot of the moon!

Ann Hayden in Wildwood, MO

Posted by Ann Hayden 636-399-7544, (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Select Properties-St. Louis Missouri) over 9 years ago

Hi Marchel,

Well done, I've not been able to do that one myself.

Posted by Lynda Eisenmann, Broker-Owner,CRS,CDPE,GRI,SRES, Brea,CA, Orange Co (Preferred Home Brokers) over 9 years ago

Marchel, You did a fantastic job on this one. Great shot.

Posted by Diane Williams over 9 years ago

Great shot.  The next couple of nights should be great for more moon shots as the moon turns full. 

Posted by Juli Vosmik, Scottsdale/Cave Creek, AZ real estate 480-710-0739 (Dominion Fine Properties) over 9 years ago

Marchel - I can always count on you to post a great picture to add to the "AHHHH" factor of my life!  Thank you for that!

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) over 9 years ago

Hey Marchel, Stay up late on Tuesday and that big ole moon should be H U G E according to our local weather man! Hope you are having a great summer!

Posted by Russell Lewis, Broker,CLHMS,GRI (Realty Austin, Austin Texas Real Estate) over 9 years ago

Marchel  I notice you told William the moon in San Diego was small.  Are Texas moons larger?  :)

Posted by Karen Kruschka, - "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS" (RE/MAX Executives) over 9 years ago

CHERISE, Thanks for stopping by!  I will be in Colorado this weekend.  We are having an 85th birthday party for my Mother in Thornton.  We are going to have about 40 people for a set down dinner on Saturday.  My husband made a brisket and we are bringing it with us.  So it will be a Texas barbecue (lol).

GEORGE, I've not had much luck with moon shots either.  This is my first decent shot.

MORGAN, I was thrilled with the detail in this shot!

DALE, Thanks!  I have been trying for a long time so was pleased to FINALLY get a decent shot.

ANN, Thanks!  I was pleased at how it turned out.

Posted by Marchel Peterson, Spring TX Real Estate E-Pro (Results Realty) over 9 years ago

LYNDA, This was my first moon success!  Thanks for stopping by!

DIANE, Thanks!  It was the right place; right time!

JULI, This was on the water!  It is hard to get a shot from my house with all the trees but I keep trying.

MYRL, Thanks for stopping by!  I always love your ahhh pictures also.

RUSSELL, It is so hard to get a moon shot from my house with all the trees but I keep trying. 

KAREN, The little moon had everything to do with the photographer and nothing to do with San Diego.  Other than that was where I got my first moon shot ever that was not just a blur. 

Posted by Marchel Peterson, Spring TX Real Estate E-Pro (Results Realty) over 9 years ago

Marchel ~  This is a great dusk moon shot! The clarity is amazing.  I can't wait until you get your "night" moon shoot!

Posted by Joan Whitebook, Consumer Focused Real Estate Services (BHG The Masiello Group) over 9 years ago

Marchel that is a moon shot you should be proud of.  Getting a shot like this is not easy, I am still trying :)

Posted by Jennifer Fivelsdal, Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection ( JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571) over 9 years ago

Wow what a great shot! I have not been able to get one that clear but I am hoping with the harvest moon that we should be getting soon that I will figure out the right settings and time, I am going to give dusk a try and see how that turns out in a picture.

Posted by Steve Baklaich, Treating Buyers & Sellers to Full Service Always. (RE/MAX Results St Cloud Mn real estate) over 9 years ago

Marchel what a fabulous shot!  I love it!

Posted by Debbie Walsh, Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036 (Shahar Management) over 9 years ago

Marchel, Great shot!  I'd imagine on the water you get many opportunites to for great photos!


Posted by Gloria Todor, & Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA (Century 21 Absolute Realty ) over 9 years ago

Wow! that really is a GREAT shot; you have a good eye and a good camera. We like when you share the great photos with us.

Posted by Teral McDowell (Referral Patners LLC) over 9 years ago

JOAN, There are so many tress obstructing my view so it could be sometime before that happens.

JENNIFER, This was my FIRST decent moon shot.  Now to get that night shot.  We are going to Colorado to my sister's house this weekend so maybe that will be the time.  She is out in the country so I won't have all the city lights and trees to obstruct my view.

STEVE, I'm still trying to figure those settings out also.

DEBRA, Thanks!  I was so excited when I saw the clarity.

DOUG and GLORIA, You are so right about the shots on the water.

TERAL, I have to admit my Canon digital Rebel XTi makes all the difference in the world.


Posted by Marchel Peterson, Spring TX Real Estate E-Pro (Results Realty) over 9 years ago


I like this moon photo - it looks like it's floating among the clouds. :)


Posted by Steve Hoffacker, Certified Aging In Place Specialist-Instructor (Steve Hoffacker LLC) over 9 years ago

Marchel, your moon photo is terrific and made even better since it was taken during a sailboat race. How, how you make me miss my sailing days.

Posted by Mary Kay Hopkins, e-PRO,GRI,CRS (Mary Kay Hopkins, LLC e-PRO, GRI, CRS, CRB) over 9 years ago

Marchel that is one great photo you have captured, thanks for sharing! :)

Posted by Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher (Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island) over 9 years ago

Marchel ~ that is one amazing moon can see so much of the topography!  I have the same camera as yours, but I'd better get busy and practice to even get one tenth of your photo's quality -- great shot!!

Posted by Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging, "Staging Consultations that Sell Portland Homes" (Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR) over 9 years ago

Hi Marchel, I am getting closer, the last few at dusk were better (minus the mosquito bites), but this is still one of the nicest pics of the moon I have seen.

Posted by Steve Baklaich, Treating Buyers & Sellers to Full Service Always. (RE/MAX Results St Cloud Mn real estate) over 9 years ago


OH BOY!! This is a lunar wonderland in pastels!

Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) over 9 years ago

wow I'm jealous.  That is an amazing it.  There is something about the moon.

Posted by Kate Bourland, Onlilne Marketing Mobile Marketing (Marketing with Kate) over 9 years ago

The perfect picture. Last Friday the biggest harvest moon was in the sky, but alas no camera by my side.

Posted by Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Howard County & Catonsville (Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate) over 9 years ago

STEVE, It did seem like the moon was floating in the clouds.

MARY KAY, You should get back in to sailing!  It is so peaceful; well when we are not racing.  Personally I let my husband race and I help on the committee boat which is fun also.

LAURA, Thanks!  It was my first decent moon picture.

MAUREEN, I had this on the semi-automatic setting.  I've tried the custom setting for prior moon pictures but have not been successful until now.

STEVE, Dusk seems to be easier to get a decent picture.

JANE ANN, I love your description of my picture.

KATE, I agree; there's just something about the moon that is compelling.

ELLIE, I was visiting my sister in Colorado last week and was so bummed that I did not take my camera out to dinner.  It was such an incredible moon.


Posted by Marchel Peterson, Spring TX Real Estate E-Pro (Results Realty) over 9 years ago

I'm a little bit late on your blog, but it's better late than never, right?

Wooww Woooww  WooowwwWWWwwWw,   Mrs photographer you are the expert ! that was a super great shot, you need to show me your tricks and give me some tips to take these great quality ones !

Take care and have a tremendous labor day / weekeend.

Posted by Ray Saenz, Homes for Sale in Laredo, TX - Texas, Realtor (Exit Realty Laredo) over 9 years ago

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