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Pre-Halloween Moon Over Washington | by billadler
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Pre-Halloween Moon Over Washington

There are a lot of things wrong with this photograph. It's not as sharp as it could be, and parts of the moon are so overexposed that the details are all gone, to name two elements that could stand improvement.


But...this photograph was taken with a hand held camera (not a DSLR) and without a tripod or other support. I've been experimenting with unsupported, low light photography because it's nice to be able to shoot quickly without having to set up a tripod. As with the other photos in this series of steady-hand photos, this photograph is completely uncropped. I like the image of the moon in the black void. (The moon's color is also unaltered.) The camera I used is a Panasonic Lumix FZ50, and in order to achieve this close-up of the moon, I tweaked the fixed lens into an optical focal length of 750mm by dropping camera's resolution to 3 megapixels. Click on the "More properties" link to the right if you want to read more about the photo's details.


Here are links to other photos in this series:


And I thought that a moon photo would be a good thing to take a picture of the night before Halloween. This photo was taken in Washington, DC, and is best viewed in large or original size: You'll feel like you're on your way to the moon.


Happy Halloween!


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Taken on October 30, 2006