In a recent conversation with a friend, I made a half-hearted promise that I would photograph the full moon that happened this past Wednesday, October 24th. Unfortunately, that night was too overcast to see much of anything. The following night, however, I was able to get over 100 pictures of this moon before the cloud cover again came rolling back in.
Here are two of those images for you to see. VK, these pictures are for you! Enjoy, dear friend!!
I used my tripod for the first time in over a year. I also had my remote shutter release attached and actually remembered to switch the lens stabilizer to the OFF position. I used a red enhancer Hoya filter to add drama to my images.
This was a learning experience for me. I have not done night photography in a long time. Many of my pictures I took are actually not any good due due to the moon being too overexposed, (too bight), or the shutter speed too slow. With fast moving clouds and a slow shutter speed, many pictures came out blurry.
Taking a picture of a very bight moon and wishing to include the clouds around that moon is very challenging. I have a special neutral density filter that steps down to EV -2 on one-half portion of the filter so I think next time I attempt to photograph the moon with clouds, I will try out this filter to see if I succeed any better then I did on Thursday. That means I will be able to darken the bright moon with this filter so that when I take my light meter reading on the moon, a faster shutter speed can be attained to bring the clouds in sharper and brighter.
I would absolutely love to have comments open on this post. Life dictates otherwise. I still am not finished with yesterday’s post in answering comments and visiting blogs. That and Hubby and I plan on sitting side by side today comparing pictures to be published here. Yup. We actually made a date yesterday to again go out in the Forest. We attempted to take relatively the same picture with some of our captures. He had a totally different lens then I did so this should be interesting.
This is getting exciting! The photography bug has again bit him. Now to keep a carrot in front of his nose to keep him coming on photo shoots with me. LOL
Photography/ “Full Moon”/ October 2018©AmyRose