April Moon

Astronomy and space has always fascinated me. The beauty of nature as well. I was just outside walking and saw a beautiful deep blue sky with a sliver of a moon and Venus shining bright next to it. I wish I had had my camera and tripod with me to capture. By the time I got home, it was dark, but I still wanted to take the moon. Given I did not use a tripod, it’s not a bad shot.

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Moonrise

After more than a year-long break, I will be posting regularly again! I have a backlog of photography and some new ideas for this space, so stay tuned

The full moon shines bright in this picture, though looking smaller than it appears through the eye. The city sky and the clouds show amplify the hazy brightness. The leafless trees are also illuminated, but unnervingly and unnaturally from the wrong side. ¬†They were illuminated by street lights, which was amplified by the long exposure. It was challenging to get an exposure that didn’t overexpose the moon too much, yet showed the details of the trees. After trying many different exposures, without bracketing and editing, I decided that this was the best look – the moon still overexposed but in a way that shows its brightness in the sky.

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