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    The biggest full moon in 18 years... Tonight the moon is suppose to be 14% larger and about 30% brighter. Hence why its been named a "Supermoon", though there are people out there that claim that this "Supermoon" was the cause of the earthquake that hit Japan a few days ago, though thats just silly superstition. THere are a lot of myths and what not floating around the internet saying how this supermoon phenomena will bring great devastation and stuff like that. Well can't believe everything you read.

    I was not able to capture a photo of the moon while it was in its largest state I managed to get this shot since the completely overcast sky around here finally decided to disappear tonight. Though thankfully I have a long lens for this kind of stuff, so I shot this with my NEX-5 (because I can manually focus accurately with live view, and for the 1.5x crop factor) with my Minolta 400mm F4.5 lens with a Sigma 1.4x TC. So including the crop factor that gives me an 840mm lens. Shame I took apart and busted up my cheapo 2x TC, that would have been useful here... This shot is also a blend of two shots, one with the moon terribly overexposed and another with it properly exposed (with the blacks and contrast really punched up to show a lot of the detail in the moon). The clouds add just a little more to the shot then a straight shot of just the moon surrounded by total darkness.

    Haven't watched any movie yet... Though I might watch "Rain Man" before I sleep tonight.

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    1. Miss Marie. 38 months ago | reply

      Wow!
      That's a beautiful shot!

    2. R.Singson 38 months ago | reply

      This is amazing!!!

    3. Swany_Swan 38 months ago | reply

      Beautiful detail & wonderful contrast! I also shot the supermoon last night. It's great to see how others saw it from around the world. Well done!

    4. mar210 37 months ago | reply

      that is an amazing photo, i love it!
      please tell me if you like working with the NEX-5, i'm planning on buying it and i really want to know :)

    5. Cloud Age Photo 37 months ago | reply

      Yea I really love the NEX-5, I use it 90% of the time whenever I do street photography. Ever since the firmware update I really don't have any real problems with the lack of buttons on the little guy too, though more buttons would be nice.

      Only thing I find wrong with the NEX-5 is the sensor... I know its gotten great marks across the board on a lot of sites for how well it handles noise and everything, but to me it just seems like it handles noise pretty poorly, I don't know why it just seems that way to me, maybe I'm just spoiled by my a850... Its alright just not great, but for the price and how small the package is I think its a fair enough trade off.

      So yea I would recommend one, especially if you wanted to use other lens besides the kit lenses since the NEX-5 can use almost any lens out there with the right adapter, and don't mind manually focusing.

    6. mar210 37 months ago | reply

      thanks for the reply ^^ what worried me the most was the manual focus, since i don't have that option in my camera.

    7. momamm 37 months ago | reply

      really awesome and beautiful work sir
      i really hope to have a permission to use it as a desktop wallpaper =)

    8. kc_y0 (Away for a while) 37 months ago | reply

      This is gorgeous! well done!

    9. Obtuse Photo 9 months ago | reply

      fantastic photo stream!

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