Full of itself

So it’s 2010 already. We watched the Dick Clark New Year’s Eve Special (with Ryan Seacrest) for the first time in many years. Dick Clark. Wow. I hope no one trips over the power cord that keeps him animated.

Anyway, I woke up this morning and saw that the full moon was just beginning to set. I set up my camera and pulled out my big (crappy) lens and teleconverter (750mm w/o teleconverter, 1500mm with). I used Live View (Nikon’s name for using the LCD screen to view the live image instead of the viewfinder, point and shoots have had that for years but it’s relatively new to DSLR cameras), and I could literally see the moon moving across the frame. It was amazing.

The pictures I took aren’t all that great, not as cool (or sharp) as the ones I took back in January, but they can’t all be winners.

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This one turned out a little weird after I pulled out some of the noise made by the lens and high ISO setting. It looks kind of like a painting.
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This one makes the moon look absolutely huge!
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This is probably my favorite of the bunch. The lens does some weird stuff with the out of focus objects.
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1 thought on “Full of itself

  1. You know, it’ didn’t even occur to me to look at the moon when it was full! I’m very happy to see your pictures – beautiful!

    Happy New Year!

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