Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Moonrise Over Del Ray

Been a while, hasn't it? I skipped an entire month of posting and, really, I do feel bad about that.

So, to try to make up for that, how about a couple of pictures of a bad moon rising over Del Ray last night? I first tried shooting these with my phone (I'm more and more impressed with that camera every day) but, sadly, it lacked the necessary flexibility to capture the moon. To fix that I darted inside, grabbed the real camera and started clicking away.

And this is what I got:

The power lines kinda got in the way, but what can you do about that? Nothing, that's what. These were all shot at about 1/30 of a second at f/10 or so. I was trying to balance going for a greater depth of field without having to run and get my tripod.

I am not unpleased with the results.
I got lucky on these next two as I was able to get the plane (just below the moon) while it was climbing out of National.

Well, that's all...for now. With the campaigns now in full swing in their fight for the hearts and minds (and fears, prejudices, hatred, stupidity, misogyny and intolerance) of America, I'm sure there'll be plenty to write about in 2012.



HK said...

Ohh, nice photos! You're very skilled at capturing the moon in the sky. Interesting the sky fades from blue to orange, usually there's some shades of pink at dusk. Did you see the new HD Blue Marble photo on the NASA website - I think it was recent (re-do of the 1972 original)?

FoggyDew said...

HK - Thanks. They were really spur of the moment shots, possible only because I decided to make the effort to get the big camera out. I did see the new big blue marble picture. They actually released pics of both sides of the marble. Pretty cool. I had a poster of the old one up in my room as a teen.