Moon People – Full Moon Over Twin Peaks

Moon People - Full Moon rising over Twin Peaks, San Francisco

People watching a full moon rise over San Francisco atop Twin Peaks

Saturdays full moon was a sight to see, but then again it always is. I never tire of seeing the moon as it is a constant curiosity, inspiration, and friend. When ever I gaze upon the full moon my first thought is that we’re not alone in this big universe and second countless generations before me gazed upon this same celestial body pondering its origin, its meaning, and our relationship to it and other celestial bodies in the night sky. Astonishing when you think about it.

With that being said I leave you with Henry David Thoreau’s “The Moon”

The full-orbed moon with unchanged ray
Mounts up the eastern sky,
Not doomed to these short nights for aye,
But shining steadily.

She does not wane, but my fortune,
Which her rays do not bless,
My wayward path declineth soon,
But she shines not the less.

And if she faintly glimmers here,
And paled is her light,
Yet alway in her proper sphere
She’s mistress of the night.

Henry David Thoreau



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Jim Goldstein is a professional photographer and author, based out of San Francisco, California who specializes in outdoor and nature photography. Passionate about nature and the environment Jim infuses elements of the natural world into his commercial, editorial and fine art work. For more follow Jim on Google+ | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | Subscribe
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    awesome image!
    countless people surely looked at the moon for sure, but not many looked at it through such a big lens!!
    what mm lens was it?

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  • http://twitter.com/MyComplain My Complaint

    What a shot.This is so wonderful picture. The moon like a dream. Foxtail Fern

  • Jahangir Alam

    You’r a wonderful and hard working photographer. You shot a awesome
    picture. Thank you for sharing this. My Complaint

  • http://twitter.com/Edithlevy21 Edith Levy

    Beautiful Jim. I love the wispy clouds hovering over the moon.

  • http://woodtech.co.id/ Vicky

    I love the moon. Its really beautiful…

  • Lopbandet pelle

    Wow! What a post. You and the people of San Francisco who watch the full moon from Twin Parks are very luck persons. This can be happend in dream. So wonderful Moon. Thank you for sharing such beautiful post. Lopbandet