a moonset II

This was a very difficult shot for my camera, the Nikon Coolpix P530. It doesn't have the capability to keep the shutter open long enough to get the quality I want. The camera is fighting to dim the crap out of the moon while struggling to get any light at all near the lake. I... Continue Reading →

a moonset

This morning, before I went to bed, I was able to get a shot or two to turn out without a tripod. I have another one coming from amazon tomorrow. This shot was taken very early this morning. The sun was coming up as the full moon was setting, making a colorful moonset.

Going for the moon…

The featured image is the first decent shot I got of the moon. It was about 54-56% illuminated when I took it last October. If tonight is anything like last night, practically light out, then tonight should be even brighter. Tonight's moonrise is at 18:30'ish, so I should see it pop over the ridge close... Continue Reading →

Going for the Moon

*The Featured image was shot on 3-31-18 from my hotel room with my cellphone.  It is a sunrise in Tokyo, Japan. I have had a few days to rest and get caught up on some sleep.  I haven't had a good shot at the moon in a while and tonight looks very promising.  From Seattle,... Continue Reading →

Moonrise & Moonset

We haven't really discussed Moonrise and Moonset.  Most dictionaries will tell you these aren't even words, but they are words just as Sunrise and Sunset are.  When shooting night photography, the moon is your only natural light source.  So even though you may not be taking shots of the moon, it is still a good... Continue Reading →

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