Today I am officially one-quarter through the 365 black and white challenge.
Tonight’s so called “Supermoon” perigee syzygy the only one in 2017. This full moon is closer to earth in its elliptical orbit so it appears 7% larger and 15% brighter than normal. This is the first of a rare supermoon trilogy with another coming on Jan 1st followed by a third, the super blue moon… Continue reading Super Moon – Day 32
With a forecast for rain tomorrow night, I headed to East Beach Norfolk to take some Supermoon pictures. I wanted to get an interesting foreground to help add some scale to size of the moon. Canon 7D Mark II, 1/40sec @ f/13, ISO 200, 400mm focal length.
Tonight’s lunar eclipse. It’s very subtle, but you should be able to see some of the Earth’s shadow coming across the bottom right or southeast side of the moon. Canon 7D, 1/400 sec @ f/16, ISO 800, zoom at 400mm with 1.4x tele-convertor, effective focal length 560mm. Converted to black and white using Lightroom 4… Continue reading Lunar Eclipse
Tonight’s harvest moon at Sandbridge Beach, Virginia. Canon 7D, 1/40 sec @ f/11.0, ISO 800 converted to black and white in Lightroom 4 using Silver Efex Pro.
An interesting half moon from a couple of nights ago. Canon 7D, 1/500 sec @ f/8.0, ISO 400, 400mm focal length, converted to black & white using Silver Efex Pro in Lightroom.
An electric power line insulator backlit by the full moon. Canon 7D, 1/640 sec @ f/8.0, ISO 400, 560mm focal length.
According to the font of all knowledge, Wikipedia, a blue moon is the appearance of the third full moon in a season with four full moons. The term has also been used to refer to the second full moon in a month. Tonight’s blue moon is the first since December 31, 2009 and the next… Continue reading Blue Moon
Thanks to seeing Courtney Boyd’s Facebook post “The moon is quite nice tonight :)”, I was able to capture a nice photo for the last day of July, day 212 of 366. Canon 7D, 1/400 sec @ f/8.0, ISO 400, zoom at 400mm with 1.4X teleconverter equaling a total focal length of 560mm. Converted to… Continue reading The Moon Is Quite Nice Tonight