Sunday, June 23, 2013
Did you see it last night. It came up early and even though it was still somewhat daylight, the moon was so easy to see. It rose in the east above the mountains and by 9p.m. was high enough to get a good photos. And since this is the biggest moon of the year due to how close it was to earth last night. I have tried for years with my old cameras to get good shots of the moon but seems it just hasn't worked. Well now with this new camera with 40X lens, I got a really good close up shot. I keep it on auto as don't know how to do the manual settings yet but it's auto focus will home in on the main feature in your shot. I found if I took photos with the mountains or trees in the background that it would focus on what was closest and the sky would be light. But if I zoomed in and held the focus on just the moon, I could darken the sky enough to get a great picture of the moon.
First going to show you a really eerie photo of the moon I took at 2a.m. on Friday night. I woke at that time for my usual night run to the bathroom. The moon was shining in our window at the top of the mirror. Being half asleep I ran and got my camera and took this photo. Now you are going to wonder what that hand is holding the moon. Well I have this small collection of ceramic, wood and metal hands and I keep it on a ledge under this window. I thought it really took a unique picture. I'm a little weird so really liked this photo. You can even see the spiderwebs on the outside of the window which made it even eerier.
Now here is the shot I got last night when I zoomed in around 9pm. Can't you see the man in the moon smiling.