I fly away

IMG_2365 I fly away

Green, eights, and the March moon

IMG_0583 Green, eight's, the moon

The center of attention

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Full, round, and perhaps rather cheesy


The end of Chinese new year festivities are heralded by a full moon. I wanted to take a photo of the full moon, and it proved to be harder and, easier than I expected. After numerous attempts of fiddling around with the settings on my camera, I decided to go back inside. The last shots were the best, as, I had set my camera on automatic. The results are what you see here. Aren’t the last shots always the best?

Just a night out, camera in hand

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Not the moon but taken at  f/3.5, exposure 0.5s, focal length 18mm

I’ve taken shots of the moon before, and even ‘red‘ moons. This time out, I didn’t even take my ‘super zoom‘ lens. Instead I opted for the gear I had in my photo bag. But knowing that the ‘shot’ would be at night I’d brought along my tripod.  The affect of this is to greatly increase the effectiveness of my stock lens. I’d done some reading before hand and I was informed that increasing the f-stop value (closing the aperture) doesn’t make much sense since the situation has lack of light. However, reading what more experienced had done does make my shot taking less of a frustrating experience. I was quite pleased with the initial photos taken outside, but also knowing that Canon RAW files can be processed further on computer, The result is what you see here.Welsh rarebit.jpg

Super Moon, Moon eyed

Super moon, moon eyed.jpgOn the urging of a friend, I went outside to shoot the ‘super moon‘. I’d already missed the sunset and the rise of the moon. I didn’t hold much optimism about catching a nice photo. Since it was the best time to shoot the moon and, in addition, it was heavily overcast. Tripod in hand, I walked out and took the best shot that I could be bothered with. Patience is not my strong point with matters such as these, but I persisted.

Looking at the photos on my laptop, I was pleased to see that I had indeed caught something on digital film. An occulus, with an unblinking and unwavering eye staring back at me.

Welsh rarebit, smoking

The cloud was just frustrating, and I eventually gave up. Viewed on the ‘big screen’, I realised that the cloud added some atmosphere to the whole composition. In the naïve expectation that if I came out later, the clouds would have receded and the moon would still be the same colour. However, I did turn out some nice full moon shots.

Recipe for Welsh rarebit.