Sunday, October 24, 2010

We had a full moon last week ...

It had been three years since I attempted to take pictures of the moon. Last time I did so -- in August 2007 -- I was using a Canon 30D and the longest-reaching telephoto I had in my gear was the Canon 75-300mm f/4-5.6 lens, not among Canon's best in quality.

With an upgraded body and lens, I took another crack at the full moon this past week and captured the shot above. Even with the upgraded lens, the final frame required a radical crop -- to 908 x 703 from the original 5148 x 3456.

After finessing the shadows and midtones in post-processing, I did like what I got, although sometime I'd really like to try and do some astrological photography with some gear made for that discipline.

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