Thursday, March 12, 2009

Shoot for the Moon!

If you miss, you'll land among the stars...

Last night's moon rise. Linda and I were out trying to get better at taking full moon shots. We found some great instructions on this blog and gave it a try. I have a Nikon. She has a Canon. We did our best to get everything set up according to the instructions. Here came the moon (99% full; it was full on the 10th). Cameras on tripods. Cable releases set up. We followed the instructions, but this is pretty much what we were getting. When all else fails, explore as a child would and try other things. FINALLY, Linda has success. We found that just putting your camera on shutter priority; for the Nikon that's all I had to do and for her Canon, she adjusted her aperture along with the shutter priority setting.

Vuela! The moon (click on the image for a larger view). Of course, now I'm wishing I owned a longer lens...

4 comments:

Neva said...

Ok My night shots look like your first one..I am going to have try Linda's technique as I have a Canon...nice second shot....I hope you continue to have luck!

robin bird said...

i love , love love the perfect moon in the dark! wonderfully magical photo!!

Paula Scott said...

I hope this inspires everyone to get out there and try their hand at moon shots!

Tammie Lee said...

Lovely moon shot, sure was a beauty!

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