04 June 2012

Tonight's full moon

Did you see it too?  Taken just a few moments ago.... 


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17 comments:

Amy Burzese said...

Well, I see it now. That's a great shot. Thanks for sharing with us!

Pete Shanley said...

Thanks Carole, We certainly can't see it in Melbourne as there must be about 3km of thick cloud between us!

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

I was it but I am horrible at capturing moon shots on my camera so will just look at yours today. :-))

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

I did see it here and it was beautiful. But I couldn't capture it with my little camera.

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Well done Carole. What lens did you use and did you also use a tripod? I made notes of the settings I used the last time I made some nice moon photos and do you think I could find those notes now?

Julie said...

I am astounded by the clarity of this, Carole. That is a wow of a lens assistant you have, for starters. But also, isn't the weather out there atrocious this evening. Today was not too bad down here, but I thought all hell was about to break out. Maybe you are just that far north of me, not to have the beginnings of the crook weather just yet.

Great shot! The transit of Venus next ...

TexWisGirl said...

great job, carole!

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Great photo!! It has been raining cats and dogs here for 2 days so, nope can't see anything but the clouds and the rain drops.

Dianne said...

No Carole ... I must have been curled up on the sofa watching Master Chef. It's a beautiful big clear moon ... I'm wondering if you used a tripod.

Carole M. said...

Thanks for all your comments on the full moon of last night. I hadn't expected that I'd be able to photograph it because the weather has been grey, and wet up until yesterday there was some sunshine.

I just have my discontinued Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H1 36-432 mm "equivalent" (though on a photo properties readout it will say 72 mm). For years I believed that was it's capacity only, until I got to reading online specifications. It has an inbuilt sensor with 12 times zoom, and you multiply 72 x 6 = 432 mm.

Added to that, my recently purchased tele-conversion lens, boosts focal distance by 1.7, so that equates now to 734.4 mm.

Not sure I'm writing this in proper camera-tech. terms but that's as close as I can describe what I used for the moon shot.

I turned the mode dial to moonlight setting, used 'spot' filter, and black/white settings.

The moon was very high, and from where I was standing at an open window, my first shots with the tripod were at an awkward angle. In the end, I had to kneel on the floor and brace my elbows on the window ledge and aim camera skywards without the tripod.

I really hadn't expected that these photos would amount to anything special, but I wasn't going outdoors in the cold night air! This vantage point was going to be the best I could use. I got lucky, and couldn't wait to share them on my blog.

So thanks to each of you who've commented; it makes it all so worthwhile and fun.

Lyn S said...

Great photo Carole! Unfortunately it was wild, wet and windy down here last night, so no chance of seeing it!

Jan Castle said...

We won't be able to see anything!!! Cloudy and rainy here in Salem, OR, USA! Soooooooo, thanks for sharing this great pic!!!
Paper Hugs,
Jan

Liz said...

What a great shot, Carole! And with a little point & shoot makes it even more amazing!!

I noticed the moon and the incredible size as I was walking along Southbank (Brisbane) with my daughter at sunset. As the sun was setting, the moon was rising low above the freeway in the city. It was huge! So I took some shots handheld and planned to get some shots with my tripod when we arrived home. By then it was behind cloud but I then discovered that there was going to be a partial lunar eclipse which I photographed in 3 stages of eclipse. I didn't capture the full moon though. I plan to get it tonight if possible but it's FREEZING to day!

Carole M. said...

oh Liz; I didn't take the moon photo with my point and shoot, it was with 'my other camera' -- I did also take some partial eclipse photos.

Shaun_ShutterBug said...

That is one crisp and clear moon you have there

Shaun Valleys ShutterBug

EarthAppleJane said...

I know I am a bit late getting here, but just had to say what a fantastic moon photo! I wonder if you have had a chance to see (carefully) the Transit of Venus today? It was so cloudy here and then when the sun came out I wasn't set up to look at it correctly so just went with the wonderful vision on the TV.

Geke said...

What a great shot Carole and so clear. Fabulous!!!