Saturday, July 16, 2011

moon spots



















my camera and i have cross words when i'm attempting night shots.


i keep offering it different settings, manual and otherwise, but the results are nearly always fuzzy...



















i think my scolding helped a little, this time, though, because the camera gave me these lovely turquoise "moon spots" to make up for its lack of focus...

18 comments:

Vera said...

I love the idea!

Kay L. Davies said...

Wow, a jewel in the sky!
I can't imagine you scolding very harshly, but these turquoise spots are lovely. We didn't even go out to photograph the full moon because another big limb had fallen off one of our poplar trees (two in a week now) and we were more concerned about that.
Hope you are well. Hug Lady for me.
Luv—Kay, Alberta, Canada

lilylovekin said...

Lovely moon shots. I know how you feel, I never capture the magic of the moon with my camera but it looks as if you did this time. Have a good weekend.

beth said...

these turned out beautifully.....turquoise is my favorite color these days :)

taking moon/night shots is really hard and much different then you'd think, setting wise. if you google "how to shoot the moon" you'll be the told the best settings to use....

xo
have a great weekend !!

Teri said...

Good tips from Beth. I "shot the moon" the other day with my new camera and now I'm going to try what Beth suggests.

deb colarossi said...

I've googled and tried, but still haven't mastered it.
I am so not a tech person.

I like that you were enthralled by the moon and what you got . Life gives and we give thanks , sometimes for the imperfect perfect.

I say that because I've been trying to live it :)
gah... where are the days going :)

ZyVu said...

Those are lovely moon spots. I don't know how to do it, I'm so rubbish at them. Lovely image of you scolding your camera. :-)

ZyVu xox

S. Etole said...

perhaps a speck of green cheese?!

Stephanie said...

I think all the shots look beautifully ethereal...

Beth said...

Hmmm--I've not thought to have a conversation with my camera. Do you have a name for yours? (It's almost 2AM and I'm a bit ditsy-- nothing stronger than green tea, so I'm sober, just goofy.)

Seriously, I love the results. I think the fuzziness gives it drama/depth/character. The turquoise is cool--I've not seen a turquoise moon. In fact, I've not tried taking photos of the moon, but you've given me inspiration. :>)

elisabelle said...

these are lovely!

Dianne said...

So soft and lovely... Like a painting by moonlight...

Loree said...

Those shots give off an aura of peace. My night shots are usually fuzzy too. I think that using a tripod might help(in my case, at least).

natsumi nishizumi said...

Hope you had a great weekend. These shots are beautiful, Leslie! I like the contrast between light and dark...Thank you for inspiring me!

becky said...

Moonshots are the most difficult, aren't they? The really successful ones are framed by natural elements...as yours do. Nice work.

Luana said...

lovely capture of light...
congratulations! :o)

Francesca said...

they are lovely.

♥ w o o l f ♥ said...

it's all about the moon, er, mood! these images do evoke.
n♥