Posts Tagged ‘point and shoot’

I’ve found the Moon at last

Thursday, January 28th, 2010

After more than a week of cloudy, rainy skies we had a clear day with a lovely blue sky, so at last I managed to take a photo of the Moon.

I’d love to get a shot of it every day that it’s visible so that I could have a complete set of it’s different phases, but the weather often conspires against me. Hopefully over the months I can fill in the gaps to make up my collection. I know there are lots of brilliant photos available on the internet, shots taken with much better cameras than mine, but there’s something special and satisfying about taking your own photos.

Here’s one of them which I’m really pleased with. It’s not brilliant, but it’s good for a point and shoot camera. It’s a waxing, gibbous Moon 83% illuminated, 4 days away from being full. The photo was taken on the 26th January,2010 at 5.30pm.

Gibbous Moon

Photographing the Moon

Monday, January 25th, 2010

I’ve been trying to take photos of the Moon, but I’ve only seen it once since it was new just over a week ago. It’s been so cloudy and rainy that I just haven’t been able to find it, which is so frustrating!

I’d love to be able to take a photo of it every day of it’s phase that it’s visible, but the weather so often conspires against me.

So here’s a photo that I took last month when it was at the same phase as it is today – just over 10 days lunation and 75% illuminated.

It’s not a brilliant shot, but for a point and shoot camera, I’m really pleased with it. I love the craters on the terminator. This is a waxing gibbous Moon, five days away from being full.

Moon and craters