I have been trying for a long time now to get a shot of the moon that I was fairly happy with. Many nights found me out with my tripod bundled up against the cold wearing my husband’s boots, freezing to death just to get the shot. Since we live in the woods, I have had a hard time getting my camera to focus on where I wanted it to in the middle of the night. I had just about given up on it until last night.
It wasn’t quite dark yet when I noticed the moon was not only full but a bright orange. I hollered at my youngest son to see if he wanted to go with me to “shoot” the moon. He got off the trampoline and hopped on the 4-wheeler. We went down the drive, out to the neighbor’s open field. While Jeremiah was catching fire flies, I was capturing the moon!
Even though they aren’t perfect, I am pretty happy with my attempt. These are straight out of the camera; except for the lower right hand one. I spent about 30 minutes shooting with different settings; changing the aperture, the shutter speed, and even the ISO. I had to see if it made a difference on the auto night setting but all that did was surprise Jeremiah when the flash went off!
Next time I might grab my flash and tripod to see if it makes a difference, but for now this made by day just knowing I actually got more that a white blob in the sky!