...Like a big pizza pie

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    It might not look like much to you, but I've never been more proud of such a small dot. This was the first time I've ever had a lens on a digital that would make the moon big enough that you could recognize it as more than just a pinpoint of light. It was in the low 30's and overcast the night I took this picture, shivering as I waited for Luna to peek out from behind the clouds. I fired off about 10 shots and this was the best of the lot. I'm looking forward to more clear nights.

    1. bbusschots 39 months ago | reply

      Congrats on your first Moon shot!

      The wisps of cloud really add some thing to this shot - nicely done.

      I'm also a D40 shooter, and I also quite enjoy getting the Moon into the frame. I wrote a blog post with some tips a few years ago - I think I still agree with what I wrote back then - you may find it interesting: www.bartbusschots.ie/blog/?p=709

      The biggest problem I find is finding something else to share the frame with the Moon - yes, it is recognisable in this shot - but it's still far from frame-filling. Here are my Moon shots that have made it to Flickr - I hope they offer some inspiration: www.flickr.com/photos/bbusschots/tags/moon/

      Happy snapping!

      Bart.

    2. gentlemanbeggar 39 months ago | reply

      Thanks for the encouragement! You do some beautiful work, and I look forward to more. Seeing what you've been able to do really has me hankering for a longer lens.

      Darn you! ;)

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