Photographing the Moon

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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 thoughts on “Photographing the Moon

  1. 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. =^,,^=

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