Trying to get a great shot of the moon has eluded me.? I have tried and tried and tried to get a great night shot.? We spent an hour out in the freezing cold trying to get a good shot of the eclipse a few months ago.? Last night we got home from the store and there was the moon right above our neighbor’s house.? The trusty husband thought I might be able to get a good shot.
I turned dials, set f-stops.? I tried everything to get something decent.? I had to eventually give in because it was so fricken cold outside.
Once I downloaded everything off of the camera, one image stood out.? This is the original image.? The settings were ISO 400, f/5.6 on a 3 second exposure (yes, I was using a tripod).
Pretty cool huh?? I had no clue what I was doing.? The light that comes off of my neighbor’s house is not actually green.? It is this loud humming yellow halide light.? And the sky… not really purple that night.? It was black outside.
Then there is this amazing thing called Photoshop where you can make any craptastic photo look stellar.? This is what happens when I do that.
Composition of it isn’t the best.? I’m just impressed with the colors.? I shot it through the Sumac tree in our front yard.? This was as close up on the moon as I could get.? I have an 18-55mm lens.? I do have an 80-200mm lens with a 2x converter that I’ve used to take close ups of Mt. Rushmore, but I haven’t figured out how to use it well with a digital camera.
Hopefully with a little practice I can get better at this whole photography thing.