Monday, January 12, 2009

~New moon, new camera

The new moon was gorgeous. I really wanted to photograph it while it was rising but that was during choretime and I couldn't take the time. So, this is what I ended up with using the "night" setting on the new camera. I could not shoot directly at the moon or I had a streak of what looked like lightening to the moon (below)

I have much to learn but I was so happy to get photos of the moon that really look like the moon :)
Have a great day!


threecollie said...

Wow! That is so cool!

thecrazysheeplady said...

You might try using a simple tripod. Not sure it that would help, but would be fun to experiment.

Joanna said...

nice, keep practicing.

Candy Duell said...

Really neat! I love your pictures. What kind of camera did you get???

dp said...

Moon shots are tough. I took some with my new camera a couple of nights ago. I set my shutter speed to 1/1000, let the camera set the aperature (auto), and zoomed in on the moon. Even though handheld, I got some pretty nice photos of the moon in which the craters and surface were clear. Most shots end up over-exposed because although it's dark outside, the moon is reflecting sunlight.

DayPhoto said...

WOW! That was neat! I wonder what the streak was, not something we can see with our eye?


Michelle at Boulderneigh said...

I love the gorgeous art along the side of your blog. How do you fancy-types do that?

Deb said...

thanks :) I was so happy that it looked like the moon.

I'm looking for a tripod now. Can't wait to try it :)

thanks :) I will!

My family gave me a Canon Rebel for christmas :)

Your moon shots are incredible!! I have so much to learn and can only hope to get a shot like that someday. If I do not, it won't be the fault of the camera. Thanks for visiting - hope to see you again.

I'm sure the streak had something to do with the flash and the camera speed and the fact that it was dark. I have a lot to learn :)

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Michelle at Boulderneigh said...

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Egghead said...

Night shots are the hardest I think. But I do like that streak....looks kind of cool. I have to use a tripod at night and even then I usually don't like the results.

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