"Place, with a trace of humanity" Photography/Photo of the Day/Pittsburgh

Porch Light, Moon Light

Murphy sat on the back porch before bed. When I went to let him in, I saw a popcorn looking sky from  the moon and the glow of the porch motion light- on and off, on and off- as he turned his head.  The deck wood looked red.

No time to get a remote cable and eliminate camera shake.

A deep breath as I propped the camera against the edge of the sliding glass door.  Depressed the shutter button while I held my  breath.  No worries that WordPress forgot to issue their weekly photo challenge.

18 responses

  1. Sue Reinfeld

    That is an amazing picture! There is so much to it.

    September 30, 2012 at 5:59 am

  2. fantastic picture,,;)

    September 30, 2012 at 6:23 am

  3. Kristin

    Very cool photo! I love Murphy sitting there.

    September 30, 2012 at 6:54 am

  4. Wow!

    September 30, 2012 at 8:18 am

  5. connie

    This looks like a Halloween sky- inviting all Trick or Treaters.

    September 30, 2012 at 8:21 am

  6. Very nice, Ruth.

    September 30, 2012 at 8:45 am

  7. Stunning. It feels like a magical night.

    September 30, 2012 at 8:54 am

  8. Vincie

    This is a gorgeous shot! Just stunning!

    September 30, 2012 at 9:15 am

  9. Super cool!

    September 30, 2012 at 10:37 am

  10. Cj

    You are a true artist Ruth. Yet another one of your beautiful works I would love for my GROWING collection : ) Hope you and your family, and all is well.

    September 30, 2012 at 10:58 am

  11. Lois I. Greenberg

    Talk about composition – this is a visual stunner! Artistry through the lens. Beautiful – you captured an enchanted moment. Love & gratitude, Lois

    September 30, 2012 at 11:47 am

  12. Sally

    Fantastic photo!! Reminds me so much of a Halloween night. The sky, Moon, and Murphy all combined in a wonderful pose!!

    September 30, 2012 at 12:58 pm

  13. Wow! That is an amazing pic, Ruth. It obviously pays to hold your breath. :)

    September 30, 2012 at 1:49 pm

  14. Eva Taylor

    Gorgeous! That sky sure has the look of fall!

    September 30, 2012 at 5:49 pm

  15. Beautiful shot, Ruth. “popcorn looking sky” is a perfect description. Max strikes the same pose on my back porch several times a day. It’s as if he’s deep in thought as he surveys his realm. Or he’s planning an insurrection against me and waiting for back-up. Time will tell but I sleep with dog biscuits under my pillow.

    October 1, 2012 at 2:04 am

    • Thanks for your great comment today! You just wonder what they are thinking. I like the image of the dog biscuits under your pillow, just in case. Good one.

      Ruth E Hendricks

      October 1, 2012 at 5:58 am

  16. Coleen Rush

    Want to swap out the sewing machine for the moonlight shot?

    October 1, 2012 at 11:31 am

  17. Ruth, this is a marvelous photo!

    October 23, 2012 at 12:02 pm

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