20 thoughts on “Diaphanous Moon”

  1. It tricky to get a good shot of the moon and have it come out clear. Unless you do some heavy post camera editing, you usually only get a great foreground and sky shot with a blurry dot of a moon, or you get a great detailed shot of the moon with almost zero foreground and/or a solid black sky. I’m forever amazed at how very different a camera can interpret what we see from how we think we are seeing it.

  2. “What we see is not always how it is” — so true! And sometimes it’s a good thing. Not always, but sometimes.
    Still a lovely moon. 🙂

    1. Yes, sometimes it’s a good thing; I completely agree. I work with many aboriginal people who have been on the receiving end of prejudice and racism. I always thought I was well-educated about it, but over the last few years my assumptions have really been challenged. It’s an interesting conundrum. We’re taught to believe and trust our eyes, but we also need to realise when we shouldn’t.

  3. high thin cloud stopped you from getting the shot Lynette! I can see that a fogginess around the moon. Remember to always expose as If the moon is the sun. Don’t open the lens up for more light,just the reverse.
    That way you’ll be able to see structure on the moons surface.

  4. You’re not alone, Lynette. I’ve yet to get a shot of the moon that looks anything close to what my eyes perceive. Some of the problem lies with the camera and its lens, but much is more to do with our perceptions.

    1. Wayne from Tofino Photography in his comment above suggested exposing as if the moon is the sun, so I’ll try that next time.

      I agree – it’s about perception. I’m a mostly instinctive photographer and so I go a lot by impulse as to what looks right or feels right. The technicals are kind of lost on me, which is a bit odd because instinct doesn’t fit much into my work. Maybe it’s the difference that feels so great. 🙂

      1. Photography is one of those odd activities that merges science with art, Lynette. I don’t have the excuse of ignorance of the technical aspects; as a professional for some years, I had to know the intricacies of film, photographic paper, exposure, and all the various chemicals involved. Now, of course, after a break of years, I’m learning the intricacies of digital cameras and the associated software. But when it comes to taking pictures, I go with instinct every time!

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