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The Moon


Saturday night was the biggest and brightest full moon of the year.  The moon was 221,802 miles away from the earth, which is 15,300 miles closer than usual.  I have taken moon pictures before but I think this time was much more fun.  The moonrise (I didn't even know it was called that until yesterday) was at 9:36, but it wasn't high enough in the sky to take a picture until about 11.  So I waited and waited.  But it was well worth the wait!  I am amazed at how clear these pictures turned out.  I love that you can see craters on the surface. Isn't the moon beautiful?

How to take pictures of the moon:
1.  Grab your camera, tripod, and a telephoto lens (I used a fixed 300mm).

2.  Make sure there are no clouds in the sky. If you want, you can drive somewhere far away from the lights (or you can just take it in your street, but away from the street and house lights).

3.  Set up your tri-pod, and camera, aiming at the moon.  Make sure your camera is on manual (I always shoot in manual) and set up your shot. [ ISO: 100, Aperture: f/11, Shutter speed: 1/125 ]

4.  Because you want to reduce the amount of noise in your picture, use either the self-timer or if you have one, a remote.  I just used my 2 second self-timer, pushed the trigger, moved my hands away and let it take the picture.

5.  Admire the beauty of the moon!


  1. Wow! That is SO clear, I can't believe it! I don't have a tripod, I plan on investing in one once we're back in the states - we won't have much space to bring stuff back with us so it doesn't make sense to get one now! Marvelous work, really.

    <3 Daryl
    Roots, Wings & Other Things.

  2. Awesome! Devin was pretty excited about this so we went out and looked on Saturday too, it was awesome! I had a cold so I didn't stay out long enough to take a picture but loved how bright it was :) Thanks for sharing!

  3. Wow!! What a beautiful shot. I'd love to buy some of your photos- on the blog and on your etsy shop! love the watercolors you do.

  4. awesome pictures corina! i read the news every day and somehow missed the news about the supermoon.


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