Friday, June 5, 2009

Loony Moon

Lately I've been spending a lot of time trying to figure out how in the world I'm going to manage to gt a really good picture of the moon. While it seems a rather elusive dream at this point, I'm determined to push my camera to it's limits. I'm just sure there's some creative means of manipulating what I've got to realize my rather lofty goal.

Last night I headed outside with my little Powershot and began fiddling with some of the options available within my camera. While coming nowhere near my ultimate goal, I did get some interesting shots!
I Broke The Moon!

I was quite upset after seeing this one, and realizing I had somehow managed to break the moon!
Playful Moon
Fortunately, the moon recovered, and began having fun.
Angry Gremlin or Playful Teddy?
The moon then decided to start playing with different shapes!
Rockaby Moon
After a good hour of playing in the sky, the moon got tired and decided to lie down in a branch of our fir tree to take a nap

If you want to see more proof that the moon has a playful side, click on any of these pictures, for a full size view (these smaller photos really don't do them justice!), as well as access to more pictures. I even placed them all together in their own little set, called Lunar Whimsy!

9 comments:

chubskulit said...

Whoa, you captured the playfulness of the moon.. i clicked them and they really look awesome..

great job!

bev said...

Those are fun pics! Loved the entire set. Moon pics are difficult at best unless you have a very steady hand or a tripod. What looks to you like a huge orb in the sky seems to shrink when captured by a lens. With my old 35mm SLR I was able to get some really good pictures, but then I used special lenses too. Let me know of you success in this endeavor. I am sure it will be a success.

Stuff could always be worse said...

The moon is fascinating, glad you got the photos. It is neat.
Thanks
Kim

Boondock Ma (Kim's Mom) said...

Thank you all for your comments!

I had so much fun with these. At first I was frustrated, then I realized I was getting some pretty fun shots. I was standing outside, all alone in the dark just laughing. Sure hope none of our neighbors were out at the time. I'm pretty sure at least a few of them are already wondering about my sanity...LOL

Bev, thank you for your informative comment. I'll keep trying (scheming) but won't be holding my breath! LOL

Chubskulit, Thank you for stopping by, and for the great comment!

I'm looking forward to my next play date with the moon!

HDMac said...

LOL.... I have not been able to capture the moon on my digital yet... these are fun pics!

A.Marie said...

Oh cool...these pics remind me of a book that I used to read the kids when they were little. The title of it was, "Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me" by Eric Carle. Thanks for reminding me of such a pleasant memory! :)

john said...

Hi there, first time here.. Following your blog now, hope u can visit sometimes and follow too!

ryliej said...

Visiting you again today! and following too!

chubskulit said...

Came by to tell you that I have something special for you at my place, hope you like it.