Thursday, October 16, 2008

Photostory Friday~ The Man on the Moon


Hosted by Cecily and MamaGeek




For as long as I can remember, I have been smitten with the Moon. It's beauty soothes me. I am forever intrigued by it's phases. From the sliver or light, to the full glowing orb it's mystery draws me in.

I have tried for several years to get a satisfactory photo of the object of my affection with very little success. Either my camera, my lens, impossible schedules, or weather patterns have made my quest impossible to attain. I have suffered many a horrendous shot of my moon. They have been blurry, or to bright. The moon was FAR FAR FAR away, or hardly noticeable at all. Every attempt left me frustrated and disappointed.

Last summer I got a few shots that were passable, and I shared them here. They were by far the best I had ever managed to pull off.....until now.

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Sigh.....This shot was taken a few nights ago. I could stare at it all day. I am thrilled with the detail I was able to capture. I almost feel like I can see the Man on the moon. YEAH!

Edited to add Camera info:

As always, I shot this in Manual.
Exposure: 1/125
Aperture: f/20
Focal Length: 275 mm (used my 70-300mm lens)
ISO Speed: 100
Flash: Flash did not fire

Tripod was used with my remote shutter.

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Jen - Queen of Poo said...

Oh wow! That really is a great shot.

Anonymous said...

Will I ever be number one? I feel like I jinxed myself. I strive to someday be at the top. Someday. You should change the words to Over the Rainbow to Over the Moon. You'd be really cool in my book if you did that. Oh wait, you're already really cool. Awesome pic Corey. Tengo que irme. Hasta luego! (I see no need to sign my name since I'm sure you know who I am) Your #1 blogstalker.

Heidi of Everyday Cookies said...

Gorgeous! I've tried a few times to photograph the moon, too. Ah, it was impossible for me! I'm really admiring your photo... Did you see the moon again tonight? Another big full moon for us! Love it! (And, that means it's not raining!!!)
*Heidi*

Kat said...

Awesome shot. What lense did you use? What shutter speed? This looks stunning. Well done Corey.

Cecily R said...

Wow. That is really, really beautiful. Niiiiice catch!!

Weeksie50 said...

Wow, what an amazing shot.. You are very talented..

AnnD said...

Excellent job Corey!

Alexandria said...

I can never get a good shot of the moon! I'm utterly jealous.

Jonny's Mommy said...

This is a great shot. I've tried so many times to get a shot like this too. No luck so far. I'll just enjoy your shot!

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

great shot!

Christina said...

Awesome shot! I'm still in pursuit of that elusive moon shot...

CrackerJacks said...

Please VISIT My PSF. Thank You!

That is a magnificent capture of the moon. My Izzy is very obsessed with the moon. I've been trying to capture a shot too for a long time. Hopefully my night will come soon.

It's beautiful!

April said...

That is a FANTASTIC shot of the moon!

AVT Coach said...

Yes, the moon gods were with you this week just in time to post PSF! It is an amazing photo of the moon, very mysterious and unique!

Jo Beaufoix said...

Wow Corey that is just magical. I can't believe how much detail there is. Well done,you're amazing. :D

Tabitha Blue said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!! There was a moon last night like that here... but no good capture. I need to get out a tripod. Is that what you used?


Great job :)

~Tabitha~

Steph said...

OH Wow! That is one fabulous shot!
I can never get good shots of the moon either. :(

Hannah Noel said...

Beautiful!!

I can NEVER get a shot of the moon. It ends up looking like a bleach spot on a black photo. *sigh*

MamaGeek @ Works For Us said...

That is a great shot corey, I too find the moon so fascinating. I have a brother who works at NASA and you should see some of the shots he sends!

Irene said...

Wow! Perfect shot!!!

Jeanette said...

Stunning shot!

Kelli @ Gohn Crazy said...

Gorgeous photograph. :)

Jaysi said...

Wow!! It really is breath taking!! Nice job!

CC said...

Wow, wow, wow ,wow wow!! You don't even want to see my attempts at moon shots.

Carrie and Troy Keiser said...

Amazing! Oh WoW! I fail most times when taking a moon shot. I need a better camera for that kind of shot.....sigh

Chris said...

When I first got "serious" about photography, I thought it would be cool to take a picture of the moon. All of them have sucked!
This is beautiful. I would enlarge it, frame it, and hang it, front and center in the living room!

Angela said...

OMG! I SO wish I could get pictures like that. I kept trying to get a good one at the beach with no success. It was very frustrating.

ispeakbeanish said...

That's fabulous, Corey! I love the moon too. There's nothing better than lying on a blanket in the yard, looking into the sky and moon and feeling and hearing the wind blow all around you.

Carolyn said...

You rocked it girl. I took about 500 photos of the moon while we were in Hungary (on every setting imaginable) and got nothing that comes anywhere close to this. Who knew it was so difficult to photograph the moon?!

Thanks for including the shooting information. Perhaps I won't have to pull my hair out next time I try to catch the moon.

Kat said...

Thanks for updating with camera info. Much appreciated :)

Deb - Mom of 3 Girls said...

Absolutely beautiful!! :)

Michelle said...

wow you captured a beautiful shot of the moon!

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