Last night as I was sitting reading this and that on the laptop I ran across a juicy tidbit that said “Tonight is the last Super Moon of 2015!” It had totally slipped my mind. I got up to peer outside thinking yet again it would be cloud city as the weather forecasters here have been predicting that the remains of Hurricane Patricia will be coming through giving us a lot of rain. But guess what? Clear skies prevailed last night and I was good to go.
I’m sure there will be an abundance of moon shots this week and a lot of them will be similar in composition based upon where the photographer was. By that I mean you may see a lot of moon shots like mine here featuring a dark sky and the bright moon unless someone was fortunate to be someplace where the composition would be more dramatic say like a shot of the moon rising above the mountains or a city skyline. While not quite as dramatic as that, I am pleased with my image because it is mine and I was able to stand outside bundled up and capture it – finally!
I took about 40 pictures handheld while leaning against the rail of our deck varying my manual settings. My images ranged from just a glowing white ball in the dark sky to a detailed moon in a black sky. I chose this one because I wanted to show the halo of pale light around the moon.
( F10 – 1/100 – ISO320 – 220mm – Canon 5D M3 – 70-300mm lens – Lightroom)