Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Week 10, Day 69, July 8, 2009 "Just the Moon", Winner of Week 10 in Online Viewer Poll, Winner for the month of July in the online viewer poll.

I really like the photo that I did the other day with the moon, and the framing of the branches of the tree. I've asked many people if they could see the craters on the moon in that shot, and they didn't notice them. I think if it was printed larger than the blog they would be more noticeable. That is why for today's shot I just choose a closer view of the moon.

I enjoy looking at the moon especially when it's full. Yesterday was the full moon, but it was to cloudy when the moon rose, so I didn't get a photo at that time. When I woke up at 1:00 AM it was out, but I was to tired to take a photo at that time. I decided to wait until tonight.

Lessons Learned:
  • I tired with and without the mirror lockup, and it didn't seem to make a difference in the moon shots. It might make more of a difference when shooting closeups with a macro lens.
Photo details: Exposure time 1/160 sec, Aperture f/10.0, ISO 800 (I thought that I had it set at 100 but didn't, grrrr), Focal Length 200 mm, 35 mm equivalent focal length 1477mm, Lens Canon 70-200mm f2.8L USM, tripod.

This was the winner of week 10, and the month of July in the online viewer poll.


Gary Rith Pottery Blog said...


Gallow said...

It was the top secret project that I was working on yesterday. A Star Trek like space transporter. Don't tell anybody.

Shey said...

I wish I could take a clear photo of the moon like this but alas, I don't have the equipment. I will just be contented to stare at this photo and appreciate it. Thanks for sharing its beauty.