35/365 – Full moon setting over Pelona Vista

16 Jun

The LORD is your keeper;
the LORD is your shade on your right hand.
The sun shall not strike you by day,
nor the moon by night. – Psalm 21

Once in a while I have an idea for a photo that I want to shoot. I got up before sunrise this morning, inspired by last night’s full moon, to shoot a high-desert moon set. Some might think me crazy, a “lunatic” as it were; but God has promised that He will be my shade so that the sun will not strike me by day nor the moon by night.

(Photo lessons from this session: I tried to shoot some moon shots from my backyard before going to bed last night, a session which ended more with frustration than success. So, I did a little research – that’s what the internet is for, isn’t it? – about shooting the moon and found some good ideas. Here’s what I learned, not all of which I was able to apply this time: plan the location, uses a good tripod, use a telephoto lens, uses a remote shutter release, braket the shots, take many shots.)

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Posted by on 16 June 2011 in 365 photo journey


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