I may be cynical about a lot of things, but the spectacular-ness of the natural world is not one of them. So last night, I went down to the corner of our street to stare at the sky for a while with my husband. And we took a camera and tripod with us.
Before the digital-photography era, I was pretty comfortable with a single-lens reflex camera. I knew my way around F-stops and shutter speeds. I even developed my own negatives and prints in the darkroom. When I finally gave in and got a digital camera before a trip to Australia back in 2006, I never learned how to apply the skills I had to the digital world, and sadly lost the ability to manually adjust settings on my camera. I rely on automatic settings and blind luck to get OK-looking photos, which is why I was so pleased to have some of last night’s shots turn out much better than I’d expected. Here’s a few, straight off the camera.
9 replies on “Photographing the Moon”
Blood orange moon- cool…
Wow – I’m impressed! That’s like, BBC quality.
For the record, I accept royalty payment in pounds, should the BBC be interested. 😉
the auto feature does it all… really amazing, especially when you had to adjust so many things in the past!! sometimes technology is GOOD!!
I was so sad when we, in Toronto, could not see this because of a cloudy, rainy night.
Your photos are magnificent, thanks!
I’d heard that Toronto drew the short end of the stick on this one! Thanks for the kind words on the photos.
You’re leaps ahead of my human. She has “one” photo of the moon to be proud of…one like your first one. Never had a 35mm, just a lot of instamatic types, but now has a digital with which she captured said one moon photo. The last 3 there are amazing. We have to make more use of a tripod fur shore. =^,,^=