From my growing collection of moon photos taken in November alone. These two photos of the waning moon were taken at the same time--around 8 a.m. The moon was a pale round in the sky almost hidden among the tree branches. I did a bit of photoshopping to pull out different hues and, in the first photo I sharpened the image to bring out the lichens on the tree branches.
November has been a great month to try for some decent shots of the autumn moon. Almost every day I've been scanning the skies for photo opportunities. Here's my challenge though: my camera (new!) is a Canon PowerShot SX130 IS, 12 megapixel. It's great for day to day and travel photography, but I'm not sure I'll ever be able to do good night shots? I use the low light setting, aim for just after sunset or early morning, try to keep a steady hand to minimize camera movement, and limit zoom. I get some interesting effects, but not the closeup shots of the moon that I'm going for.
Do any of you more experienced photographers have some recommendations for me--other than buying a more powerful camera? :-) I would really appreciate your frank critiques and advice!
Black Lace Moon - posted November 14
I've been regularly posting a weekly series of practice photos on Facebook, each focused on a different subject. This week it's November Moons. Thought I'd squeeze "black lace moon" in this post since we're talking about improving nightime photography.