Saturday, March 19, 2011

Near miss with a near moon

Today I wanted to take a great shot of the near moon, but alas, the clouds were not cooperating.  Below is as good as I could get!  I had to take it about 2 hours after the prime shooting time, because of heavy cloud cover. The moon was as close to the earth as it has been for 18 years, but you can't tell that from the picture.  If you are trying to show the scale of the moon, it is best to show it near objects which are rooted in terra firma, like trees or skylines.  But, since I had to wait so long for the clouds to dissipate, it was too high.  Oh well, maybe tomorrow!

Canon 5D Mark II
238mm - ISO 640
1/50s- f/20

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