Friday, March 18, 2011

A clear night

I've been waiting for the skies to clear so I could play around with the length of the 70-200mm lens on the moon. I wasn't expecting crystal clear detail, but I hoped for some kind of shot of earth's celestial partner that looked like more than a glowing golfball in space.

The moon also happens to be just about full if not actually 100% out tonight. Which is why I was especially disappointed that i forgot to take my shots when there were no clouds in the sky. After dinner and a movie, I glanced out the window to see the familiar glow of light pollution against the clouds. I saw the moon peeking through and decided to give thing a try anyhow.

Turns out, the clouds add a lot to a shot that I was pleasantly surprised with.

I still need to discover all the ins and outs of this lens before really putting it to the test in Africa. So far though, I am very pleased using it for purposes it wasn't even truly intended.

1 comment:

  1. I love it! Try again tonight -- biggest full moon in about 20 years!