Saturday, May 5, 2012

Perigee Moon

I had a terrible time getting a photo of tonight's moon.  I wanted a photo of it rising over the lake, barely clearing the trees, but I foolishly listened to the scientists about the time she would make her arrival.  When I got down to the lake, she was well above the trees. 

My camera was behaving very badly, too.  It would do ok in the close-ups, but I could NOT get it to focus when I tried to get the moon and her path on the water.  I had my DSLR with me, but I didn't have the tripod with me, and it's just too heavy for me to hold and get any kind of a decent shot. 

Oh well....


  1. It's a wonderful shot. We didn't get to see it as there was heavy overcast here.

  2. A beautiful shot, nonetheless. We had heavy cloud cover so I could only get glimpses -- still, it was pleasant to be outside watching and waiting.

  3. I understand what you went through!
    We have had much rain and clouds lately so I wasn't sure we would be able to see the moon. We went to the beach last night not sure which direction it might rise in and there was a low layer of clouds on the horizon. Fortunately there was enough clearing in the sky where it was rising for me to capture that special moment with my camera and I have posted it on my shells and roses blog.


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