230Days #136 Double Dipper Moon

Over exposed super moon but the detail of the moon appears in the reflection of my filter

My super moon photos did not turn out well.

They were all over exposed and I do know what I did wrong. I took the time to read my photo books. Even though there is no detail in the moon and no amount of playing with Photoshop could recover any, it turned out quite cool that the moon was reflected off my filter. My circular polarizing filter came through with the detail and I could turn the filter ring to move the location of the reflection, but could not remove it from showing up somewhere.

The light marks to the right of the moon is the top of a fir tree illuminated with some light from the moon. I took several shots with the silhouette of trees or small branches with leaves across the moon. I wasn’t impressed with any of them. They were cool in person and flat in reality.

This photo was taken with my big Canon, tripod mounted and equipped with a 150-300 mm lens, polarizing filter and set with too long of an exposure and too large an aperture. This just proves that when it is too late at night and too dark to see the settings, anything can happen.

So a bad photo of a wonderful event with unexpected results still makes it a bad photo of a wonderful event with unexpected results.

Two very busy weeks with full weekends leaves me with not enough time to get my list of work completed every day, no time to read blogs and not enough time to sleep. It does not mean I am ignoring you all it just means I am getting WAY behind. And I am never bored. There is always something I need to be doing.





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About Shez

In a nut-shell (nut-case?): Photographer, illustrator, writer, passionate DIY enthusiast, wife, mother, grandmother. I love learning new things and anything that is creative: sewing upholstery or dresses, painting walls or art, building dolls or walls, cooking and cake decorating, knitting or wiring. By day I am a small manufacturing business owner, operator, partner. I am Totally Random Shez.

4 responses to “230Days #136 Double Dipper Moon”

  1. Kevin Alexander says :

    No matter, it is still is a great photo. I wasn’t able to capture the moon though I wish I did (picture it, BehindtheSuperMoon :))

    • Shari L Schildan says :

      Thanks, Kevin. Wouldn’t it be great to fly behind the super moon? You could get photos of the moon with earth suspended below. Of course up there, depending on the rotation time and place it would be a super moon a good share of the time. 😉

  2. Tuxedo Sophisticated Cat says :

    I had a suggestion from Carissa at neophytephotographer.wordpress.com and she said to spot meter on the moon to get the correct exposure. I don’t know what camera you use, but if you can spot meter, that makes a world of difference.

    • Shari L Schildan says :

      Thank you for the tips. I was using my big, heavy Canon with the Sigma 150-300 lens and the spot meter was in dead center with the moon…this camera has an eyepiece viewfinder and I can’t manually focus with my glasses but then I couldn’t see the previews after the click. (Uggh glasses, but at least I can see most of the time 😉 ) I also read to simply set the camera for daylight. But I can’t see to change settings in the dark. Next time I will be prepared with glasses, flashlight and my light meter. And hope it is not past midnight before it finally comes out from behind the trees.

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