Thursday, March 12, 2009

Full Moon

The sun had set.


The moon was rising on the other side of the sky.


Holi is one of the twelve full moon festivals celebrated in India. Every year it is celebrated in the Phalguna month of the Indian Lunar calendar and it usually falls in early March. Yesterday we celebrated Holi and I took these full moon shots.

Holi also indicates the tucking away of Winter season and onset of Spring season.





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40 comments:

अविनाश said...

excellent stuf

EastCoastLife said...

I have not seen a full moon nor any moon for some time. haha... too busy with work to notice.

Anya said...

Veryyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy Beautiful FULL MOON pictures :)))))))
Here is it also full moon HEHE
Nice shots ... (@^.^@)

Lilli & Nevada said...

WOW! that is absolutely gorgeous, post card photo

Deborah Godin said...

The moon and sky are putting on colors, too! Beautiful!

roentarre said...

The colour is stunning here. Wonderful hue and sentiment in deed

Carver said...

Fabulous shots of the moon and sky, and an interesting post.

SandyCarlson said...

Those sky shots are stunning. Just gorgeous.

Bryan said...

These are beautiful moon shots.

Babooshka said...

Lovely to see the moon at full pelt. It's been just to cloudy here.

Carolyn said...

Absolutely beautiful photographs. Thank you for the information and thank you for sharing.
Smiles

Sreisaat said...

I am totally stunned!
The orange skies and the silhouettes, the mystical moon in full glory... oh I love them all. Great shots.


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Horsoon said...

Amazing moon shot, that's my fav!

magiceye said...

incredible captures!

nature ramblings said...

Great photos. Thanks for sharing from Ashland, Oregon

napaboaniya said...

Breathtaking shots of the moon! :)
Happy Weekend Indrani :)

Guy D said...

Excellent photos, thanks for sharing.

Have a great weekend!
Guy
Regina In Pictures

Reader Wil said...

Very beaiful photos! Especially the first is really fabulous! Thanks for sharing! Have a great weekend.

ChrisC and JonJ said...

Beautiful!

gone to the dogs said...

Beautiful pictures. i like the idea of "tucking away" winter.

Rohit Sharma said...

beautiful capture

floreta said...

excellent captures!

Prachi Pandey said...

beautiful....

Mojo said...

Why is it that I kept thinking Holi fell in early May? Is there something similar going on then, just not as well known? Or is my brain just too fried to keep anything more straight?

Love these moonrise shots. You could pass them off as sunset -- or even sunrise -- the moon is so bright! We had a similar one a couple of nights ago here, but there were too many trees in the way to get a good shot of it. I'm so glad you had it covered!

Wonderful, just wonderful.

alicesg said...

Lovely photo for SWF. Love the full moon and the beautiful sky. Have a nice weekend.

humanobserver said...

Superb captures :)

david mcmahon said...

Beautiful work, Indrani. Really enjoyed your Holi photo too.

The Things We Carried said...

GORGEOUS photo. Love the words, "A tucking away of winter..." Well done!

Sunita said...

For a moment, I thought those were photos of a sunset. Beautiful... it isn't often that the moon gets to outshine the sun !

Jeevan said...

Wow! these are fantastic shots!! i love taking pictures of full moon.

introspection said...

Stunning pictures of the moon & sun (set). A bright orange sky is common backdrop to both. If the moon was not rising on the other side of sky it could well be a simultaneous occurence of moonrise & sunset. But that does'nt happen ever. Wonder why that thought occured to me. Great pictures, a lot like a bright coloured painting of an artist's imagination. Happy Holi again..!! Hope you enjoyed the dry colours.
And Congratulations to be on POTD...!

lmerie said...

Wonderful Shots!

Over from David's . .. congrats!

SHAHEEN said...

THANKS INDRANI.LOVELY PHOTOS!

Crystal Jigsaw said...

Not surprised David nominated you - these are spectacular.

CJ xx

AK said...

Brilliant stuff and many congratulations on winning POTD award from David.

Maggie May said...

Brilliant photos and congratulations on POTD!

Louise said...

Spectacular photos!!!

Eddie Bluelights said...

These shots are terrific! Bet you are 'over the moon' with them. Came via David to cogratulate you on POTD. I'll be back if I may. Eddie

E said...

I love the moon- and you captured it so beautifully.

Here from authorblog.

Merisi said...

You captured beautiful magic moments! :-)