2013—Goodnight, Moon

OK. I couldn’t do it. After smugly posting a shot from yesterday to be published today, I thought I might be able to successfully wean myself away from a daily photo. Not true. I had to take a photo today. And I had to post it today. I thought I could do it but I can’t. At least not yet. I had been thinking about the moon because it’s a half moon and I can’t recall if I’ve posted any half moon shots yet. And after I texted Melinda that I thought I might be able to go without taking a photo today but I wasn’t sure, she suggested a moon shot and so, that was it. I switched lenses, got my new tripod, and traipsed outside to the sidewalk. A neighbor asked if a comet was coming. “No,” I replied. “Just trying to take a shot of the moon.” He quickly retreated into his house.

I used the sunny 16 rule (f/16, ISO 100, 1/100 shutter speed) but had to make a few adjustments to brighten because it wasn’t totally dark outside and there were street lights on, as well. I like the look of the moon’s craters so I cropped this shot a bit more than I usually crop my moon shots and I changed it to black and white to give a slightly different feel. I chose an old standby to keep me from going into withdrawal. Goodnight, Moon.

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One thought on “2013—Goodnight, Moon

  1. Wow- this is the day for beautiful, dramatic black and whites! The clarity in this image is awe inspiring! It looks like it was taken through a telescope- stunning! And I love your crop. Matte and frame, I say!

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