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The Moon

Published May 27th, 2012

Well to say the least, I've been fascinated with the moon since I was little boy. I can remember seeing the photos of Astronauts when they landed in July of '69 on Apollo 11. There is a mystery to our lunar friend. It's so close, yet so far. It affects the gravity of the earth, our home, and without the moon I'm not sure if we could even exist. It's just a dead rock in space but yet when I look at it through my camera lens I get excited thinking about what could be there. I look at it's surface and wonder if I'm looking at the landing site of Lunar Module.



While I don't have the best equipment, I am able to take some photos of the Lunar surface and as I shoot it more I'm beginning to really enjoy the time when I am able to photograph it.



I started doing this simply as something to do, but now it's becoming an obsession. I find myself counting down the minutes until it is dark enough to go out and begin getting the tripod set up and focusing my lens to take a few snaps of the moon. So as I continue to photograph the moon, I do it merely out of enjoyment not to impress anyone or sell my photos (though, if you would like to purchase a copy, by all means please do so, and that goes for all my photos). So for the next few weeks I will as the weather permits attempt to take a photograph of the moon on a nightly basis. I hope to get it in all its phases. Wish me luck.

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May 31st, 2012

3/4 full moon. Tripod mount @ 300mm f/5.6 1/100th of sec.

  • May 31st, 2012
  • NIKON D80
  • 300mm / f/5.6 / 1/100 sec

June 1st, 2012

Almost full moon.

  • June 1st, 2012
  • NIKON D80
  • 300mm / f/5.6 / 1/100 sec

June 2nd, 2012

Waxing Gibbous Moon - 98% full.

  • June 2nd, 2012
  • NIKON D80
  • 300mm / f/8 / 1/100 sec

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