Moon Shadow

by Charles Stirton October. 01, 2007 9171 views

Things in moonlight are not quite the same

It was full moon a few nights ago and I was struck at how different the night feels when it rests somewhere between day and night but is neither dusk nor dawn. It is the time of moonshadow. This is a difficult time to photograph and as I have not had much success so far here are some moonshadow creations to act as an antidote to all the beautiful sunsets and occasional sunrise.

Videos and lyrics

1. Lyrics for Moonshadow by Yusuf Islam [] ( Cat Stevens)

Oh, I'm being followed by a moonshadow, moonshadow, moonshadow
Leapin and hoppin' on a moonshadow, moonshadow, moonshadow

And if I ever lose my hands, lose my plough, lose my land,
Oh if I ever lose my hands, oh if…. I won't have to work no more.
And if I ever lose my eyes, if my colours all run dry,
Yes if I ever lose my eyes, oh if…. I won't have to cry no more.

And if I ever lose my legs, I won't moan, and I won't beg,
Yes if I ever lose my legs, oh if…. I won't have to walk no more.
And if I ever lose my mouth, all my teeth, north and south,
Yes if I ever lose my mouth, oh if…. I won't have to talk…

Did it take long to find me? I asked the faithful light.
Did it take long to find me? And are you gonna stay the night?

2. From Milky Way set to Moonrise []

1. “The man who has seen the rising moon break out of the clouds at midnight has been present like an archangel at the creation of light and of the world”

Ralph Waldo Emerson - American Poet, Lecturer and Essayist, 1803-1882.

2. “The more a man can forget, the greater the number of metamorphoses which his life can undergo, the more he can remember the more divine his life becomes.”

Soren Kierkegaard - Danish Philosopher and Theologian, generally recognized as the first existentialist philosopher. 1813-1855.

3. “Fear is the lengthened shadow of ignorance.” Arnold H. Glasgow

4. “Promises are like the full moon, if they are not kept at once they diminish day by day”
German Proverb

5. “A cherub's face, a reptile all the rest” Alexander Pope - English Poet, 1688-1744.

6. The night has teeth as well as silence.

7. Full moon under city lights.

8. Wuthering Heights

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Rakumori 12 years, 6 months ago

Great and creative set

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Pete 12 years, 6 months ago

one of my fav songs

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Magpy 12 years, 6 months ago

neat set

12 years, 6 months ago Edited
Carley 12 years, 6 months ago

Great set! I love the mood you have captured..... and I love the bird!

12 years, 6 months ago Edited
Elke 12 years, 6 months ago

Magic pictures and fantastic words! Thank you!!!

12 years, 6 months ago Edited
Amiyamaiti 12 years, 6 months ago

Well done!

12 years, 6 months ago Edited
Carlos 12 years, 6 months ago

great set of photos

12 years, 6 months ago Edited
Colin 12 years, 6 months ago

The fabulous Cat Stevens, had a message in most of his songs!!

12 years, 6 months ago Edited
Filippo 12 years, 6 months ago

I love that psychedelic set.. it's art

12 years, 6 months ago Edited
"Stephanie" 12 years, 6 months ago

WOW great set of photos!! No 6 is scary but well capturd :-)

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