Monday, March 21, 2011

super moon

I tried to get ready for Saturday's super moon pictures by taking photos on Friday night, but I like what I got at 10PM Friday night much better than the yellower, but less detailed Saturday morning shot. (Ugh, I got up at 5:30 on a sleep-in Saturday, and the pics were not worth it.) Then, I looked for the moon on Saturday evening, but our skies were mostly cloudy. (sigh) Oh well, c'est la vie!

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I tried to layer the pic by making copies and stacking them in a collage. It seemed to bring out some detail in the mid-tones.

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If you know of anyone who got good moon pics this weekend, please leave a comment so the rest of us can see them. I'll start us off... I found really sharp detail on Friday's moon at Imac's blog. If you click on his pic, you can see pristine details on the bottom an left of the moon.

9 comments:

mr. dave said...

nice shot! over on www.chicagotribune.com you can find pics from all over the world on the "new moon".

George said...

You got a nice shot on Friday evening. This picture looks wonderful to me.

lime said...

you may not be pleased but i think this is a terrific shot that really shows the texture of the moon. well done!

Eve said...

Nice shot!

Happyone :-) said...

Wow, you got a great shot of the moon!!

Craver Vii said...

I did not see the moon pics in the Trib Mr. Dave, but they have all kinds of unbelievable shots there.

Friday's pics were definitely my favorite, George.

The only thing that I wished, is that I could have gotten good captures of the actual perigee super moon, Lime. No wait, there's more. I wish I hadn't frozen my fingers so badly, and I wish I didn't get a headache that morning. But Friday's picture was worth it all, and I'd do it again in a heartbeat.

Thanks, Eve. You should check out Imac's photo, too. He managed to get a much sharper focus. He always does. :-)

Thank you, Happyone. I did a simple web search and learned some helpful tips, like: this is not a dark photo, but you ignore the darkness around the moon, using a low ISO and fast shutter.

imac said...

I reckon your Moon shot is brill Craver, and thanks for the link too my friend.

Betty Manousos@ CUT AND DRY said...

A wonderful shot!
Thanks for sharing. :)

Shammickite said...

A very nice picture of Mr Moon. I thought about going out in the cold and taking some pictures, but I knew you'd do a much better job, so I stayed inside!