Friday, October 2, 2009

The Moon Experiment

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Here is my entry for Sky Watch Friday

Moon lit Sky Experiment #1

Moon Lit Sky Experiment #2


I have always admired other photographers shots of the moon and the details they seem to get, so I thought I would try and see what pictures I could get with my small knowledge of photography techniques.

Today I am posting two versions of the same Moon Shot for your viewing pleasure and to show how my experiment with this project came out.




18 comments:

Carletta said...

Stunning shots!
I've done the second one - not as vivid; but I have no idea how you did the first one.
Nice work!

Carletta’s Captures.

Kirigalpoththa said...

Wow! stunning shots..indeed!

Mike said...

Good results!!
My Skywatch

*Niina* said...

I love it! I have always had a special "relationship" with the moon, I think these two photos are so beautiful. Well done! The moon makes me calm. =)
Thanks for your visit at my blog, too! =)

magiceye said...

brilliant!

Coffeedoff said...

Great shots, so clear!

Pacey said...

I too is amazed with beautiful moon shots. I still have to learn to do that. Thanks for sharing these great shots and for your visit Bob. Have a nice weekend.

Kitty said...

I always run into difficulties when I try to photograph the moon. I love both of your shots, though - especially the second; a beautiful harvest moon.

PS - and your shots of the monarch butterflies are fantastic!

Small City Scenes said...

Great moon shots. I usually get the darker one. which I do like. Sometimes I get the lighter moon. I think it has to do with what's floating around in the atmosphere. MB

Dewdrop said...

Great work! Love the different colored corona effects

Sylvia K said...

I would say they came out extremely well! These are gorgeous shots! Have a great weekend!

Sylvia

Maria said...

A+ for both shots ;o)
My camera is just a 3x zoom...

Your camera must go zoooooooooom!

happy weekend wanderings
~Maria

Eaglesbrother said...

Maria..The shot was taken using my 70-300 Nikon lens with VR feature, the reason I was able to hand hold the camera for the shot..the VR feature is a fantastic allowing one to get some super shots hand holding the camera instead of having to mount it on a tripod.

Thanks to all of you for your comments.

Bob/Eaglesbrother

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Oh thank you for sharing these beautiful shots. And thank you for dropping by my blog (and leaving your nice comment). I love these sharing sites -- I find the best photographers and bloggers that way. Yours goes on my favorites list for sure.

Sallie (FullTime-Life)

~Cheryl said...

Very successful experiments! And you didn't use a tripod....I thought that was the secret for moon shots. Too marvelous!

eileeninmd said...

Great moon shots, nicely done. Thanks for shairng.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I'd call your experiment a success!

Melusine said...

I must say your experiment went very well - you did a great job capturing the moon!
Thanks for stopping by and leave your nice comment :)