Many Moons

During the great heat wave of Summer 2012 in the South, we experienced some very interesting moons.

I still have yet to figure out how to take a night photo with my real camera.  If anyone has any suggestions or tips, please feel free to help me improve.

This particular night, the moon was positioned in front buttermilk clouds, making the sky look warm and cozy.

Well, it was warm, I can assure you, but you know what I mean.

This picture hardly does the sky justice.  It was stunning how the moon illuminated the clouds.

It was such a neat effect and I became very frustrated with my camera because I don’t really know how to adjust the exposure so I went and grabbed my phone, which seems to do a better job for the amateur in these situations.

This was most accurate in terms of the light in the sky, but it didn’t pick up on the subtly of the clouds as well.

It was still pretty dang cool even though I couldn’t capture all of it.

At the very least, I enjoyed staring at the sky for a good 30 minutes.

Then, some of the clouds began to pass in front of the moon.  This made for a much clearer picture.

Almost completely covered.

Mysterious…

Veiled.

Elusive.

Faint.

That word also accurately captures what I was about to do after standing outside to take these pictures.  Even at 9 PM, it was still almost 90 degrees.

This was taken from Grandmother’s backyard a few days later.  I drove to her house from Nashville as the sun was setting and wasn’t able to capture to stunning sunset as I was driving so when I got to her house, I ran out back and took this photo of the giant moon.

Let’s just say there is PLENTY of room for improvement with my photography skills, but I’m enjoying myself.

At least the barn looks kind of cool.

Please send help.

Y’all come back now, ya hear?

Sugarlump

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4 thoughts on “Many Moons

  1. I love your blog! For someone who does not like to write you are doing a pretty good job. About the camera, What kind do you have? I have a Sony DSLR-A100. I have taken many moon pictures that turn out pretty cool. You just have to set the shutter to stay open longer. a easy way to do this,depending on your camera, is set your camera on the auto night photo setting. That works for moon pictures. Having a tripod helps because when the shutter speed is slower the camera picks up any movement by you hand.

  2. Sorry, but I too need photography help. I was taking all pics with my iPhone. I recently bought a “real” camera and am trying to figure everything out.
    BTW – love the sugar lump title!

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