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    Moon Shoot Weekend!

    If ever you wanted to shoot an image of the moon, this is it. This May’s full Moon is a "super Moon,” as much as 14% bigger and 30% brighter than other full Moons of 2012.

    http://science.nasa.gov/science-news...may_supermoon/

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    Re: Moon Shoot Weekend!

    Frank,

    Thanks for the post. Oddly enough - I just received a txt from Mike (KTHXBAI) notifying me of this. Now I need to locate a good location too shoot.

    I remember sharing shots from this during last year's Perigee Moon, but I can't seem to find them right now. Last year I shot too much of just the moon - this year, I want to try and find something interesting as a foreground element if possible.

    - Bill

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    I got all of my equipment ready, called the local police to get permission to park by this damn I visit and shoot from the top of the damn looking towards large grove of evergreen pines, and....... it has been cloudy all weekend.

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    Shot it last night. I was out on a long fishing pier and happened to turn around and noticed something odd in the sky above the marina. It was huge... and it was only a slice of the rising moon. I will go back tonight for some better shots. But, the sight was incredible. Scientist don't yet understand why the moon seems larger next to the horizon. I gotta say, it was friggen humongous coming up over the trees. Perhaps the atmosphere acts as a magnifying lens? I had another look when I got home and it did not seem as large, as it was maybe four fingers over the horizon.

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    Re: Moon Shoot Weekend!

    This is my capture from Saturday night

    Moon Shoot Weekend!

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    Darren,

    The moon close to the horizon appears larger because you have something familiar to compare it with. Get a caliper, set it to just include the moon at the horizon. Then without changing the caliper, several hours later look at the moon high in the sky -- it will be the same.

    Too bad perigee happens so seldom, we've been socked in for several days here in central Virginia.

    Gene

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    I waited util last night to shoot it, while it may not have been quite as big nor quite as clear a night.....I like a little terminator line to give it some texture and depth. I ran out in the yard at about 12pm Monday and this is what I came up with.

    Moon Shoot Weekend!

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    Re: Moon Shoot Weekend!

    Quote Originally Posted by Gene Bjerke View Post
    Too bad perigee happens so seldom, we've been socked in for several days here in central Virginia.
    Next one is in June of next year.

    - Bill

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    Re: Moon Shoot Weekend!

    Shot Saturday night/Sunday morning.
    Moon Shoot Weekend!

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    Re: Moon Shoot Weekend!

    Here is my attempt, shot at ISO 800, 1/200 sec, f/11 with a Canon 400 mm f/5.6L on a tripod. Manual focus and exposure. I guess insomnia can be useful since I shot this at 3 AM. When I was a corporate pilot, I had the privilege to fly former astronaut, Neil Armstrong, "...one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind..." It was a huge thrill to meet my hero! Somewhere up there, are his footsteps.

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    Moon Shoot Weekend!

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    Re: Moon Shoot Weekend!

    Paul, that's a beautiful shot for handheld. We got clouded out here, but that
    Ginormous Full Moon glowing behind the dark clouds, and sitting just above the
    hilltops to the South made for some beautiful dark/light cloud phenomenon with
    all the colors of the rainbow blended in. Plan to work on them tomorrow, and will
    share a couple.

    Mike

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    Re: Moon Shoot Weekend!

    Paul, that's a beautiful shot for handheld.

    We got clouded out here, but that Ginormous Full Moon glowing
    behind the dark clouds, and sitting just above the hilltops to the
    South made for some beautiful dark/light cloud phenomenon with
    all the colors of the rainbow blended in. Plan to work on them tomorrow,
    and will share a couple when done.

    Mike

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    Re: Moon Shoot Weekend!

    Hi everyone !!!
    this is "my view" from Brazil-Sao Paulo

    Moon Shoot Weekend!
    E eu ....brinquei com a lua por LilliDiver, no Flickr

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