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Sunday, May 6, 2012

Google Moon




Inspired by my accidental moon rise walk this evening I checked Google to see if /when it was full moon. It's only then I discover that it is tonight or maybe last night. Not only is it a full moon but a Super Moon  or a Perigee moon, terms which I have never heard before. This is the closest the moon will be to earth this year! That helps explain why it looked so spectacular as it rose over the horizon.

With my new DSLR I head outside to try and capture this amazing sight tonight. Light clouds drift over as I'm trying to find a setting which will take more than a white glowing ball in the sky. No success. My husband uses Google and together we set the camera and I wait patiently for the clouds to move on. Worth the wait. No doubt a "better" lens and a tripod would be handy too, but I am satisfied.

The "secret recipe" we found on Google.....
Shutter speed 1/125,  aperture f 11, ISO 100.
Adjusted in iPhoto.
If you have some secret night shot recipes, I'l love to hear them!

Sharing at SkyWatch Friday.


32 comments:

Jeanne said...

You did an awesome job on that perigee moon! Great recipe. What sort of new DSLR did you get. Looks like you are adjusting quite well to the new camera!

Deanne said...

I noticed how lovely the moon looked tonight even though I didn't know why and took some shots. My shots are nothing like yours, a better camera is on my wish list!

MarieHarmony said...

Stunning! It is true the moon was quite beautiful yesterday night, that explains it!
I still have a hard time taking night shots of the moon - this might help!
Thanks and lovely day to you!

Barb said...

I think it's fantastic!

Isabelle said...

Only clouds to look out last night! Glad you could capture such a BIG Moon ;) Night shots are sometimes quizzical... check your advanced function on Lumix/SCN/Starring skies/and you select the speed (15 sec. 30 sec. or 60 sec.) You'll need a tripod for that!
Have fun...!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Great shot.

Jana said...

amazing work, congrats! the contast on your pic is great...u did a tripod right?happy new week to down under and thanks for the interesting info about the moon!

Pompeii Penguin said...

This is an amazing picture. I was going to go out and try to take a few pictures last night, but is was really cloudy here in MD. Thank you for sharing!!!

lisa. said...

This is fantastic!!

Sylvia K said...

A superb capture! Too cloudy here to see it at all, let alone get a good shot! Thanks for sharing!

Sylvia

HANS-PETER ZÜRCHER said...

SUUUUPER!!!!

Grüsse aus der Schweiz

Hans-Peter

Helen Campbell said...

Gorgeous shot! Thanks for sharing it with us!

geanina said...

very nice!! :)

Seeing Each Day said...

Well done. That was great thinking to search google for the recommended settings. I was excited to see your fly photo featured on shoot.edit.submit as I was so a
impressed by it when I first saw it. I might add though that I had to get through that photo of the snake first!! I think that definitely puts me in your loyal follower category once and for all.

Deanna said...

What a gorgeous image....you found the right settings!! It was cloudy here so no super moon for me...and it's cloudy again tonight.

Monika Kinner-Whalen (MySweetPrairie) said...

My daughter, my mother, and myself - all got this lovely supermoon for our 5/5 birthday! : ) Lovely lovely photo!!

~Monika

Kim, USA said...

I think I have to go outside and look if the moon is not covered with dark clouds. Very beautiful shot!

Kim,USA

Anita Johnson said...

We had clouds on Saturday here in Wisconsin, but on Friday night it was clear. I took about 40 shots of the moon and had white blur to total darkness. Finally i got a good photo (on my blog today too), but I should have thought to see what Google suggested for settings. Isn't it fun to think of bloggers all around the world shooting the same thing? Well done!

bettyl said...

What a lovely job the two of you did! I'm not camera savvy so my shots aren't great, but I like them!

el-mundo-en-colores said...

nice one, I missed it, was so tired after returning from holiday (night car drive + 2 flights), that I fell asleep..

s.c said...

Great moonshot. The media where advertising the whole day that it would be super moon but pity it was clouded the whole night. No moon in sight.But you got it. Well done.

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Thanks for sharing the "recipe"! This is outstanding!

Carole M. said...

well done! I'd have loved to work with it too; saw it many times over on the night but so much happening at the 'camp' and no time to play camera/tripod etc. I really wanted to try out my new x1.7 lens but it will happen another day. Not the Super Moon in a hurry, but other things. Enjoy your photo-play as often as you can ...

Linda R said...

I think it looks perfect!

Liz said...

Great first moon shot! I aimed to get out to photograph the Super moon on Saturday night but missed due to adult kids over for dinner (by the time I remembered, it was too hig in the sky). So, I waited until 4am when I knew it would be at the best angle for shooting but on the way down. We then did something I've never done and drove to Wellington Point for a sunrise (used Google for settings).
I have found my best moon shots are on 1/250, f/5.6, ISO 100, using my 55-250mm lens at full focal point & a tripod with 10 sec timer and live view for focussing.
And another tip, if you want the best crater detail, wait either 3 days before or after full moon as it's still in a good position in the sky.

Cathy said...

You just shared your secret and if I ever have an opportunity and desire to shoot a beautiful moon shot, I will try your formula.

Wenche said...

:0)

eileeninmd said...

A beautiful capture of the Super Moon. It was a cool sight to see, thanks for sharing your sky. Happy skywatching!

Linda said...

Excellent capture! We had too much cloud cover - but I did manage to catch it last year! Very nice job for your first attempt!

Gary said...

Beautiful capture!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Thanks for sharing your recipe... very helpful! My moon shots usually don't turn out well, and I think it's because I am over-exposing.

Tammie Lee said...

such a gorgeous moon photograph!

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