Articles Tagged 'Moon'

How Large is the Moon in a Photograph?

During the early morning of Saturday, 28 July, 2018, a special celestial event was to occur: a total lunar eclipse, resulting in a red moon - one like this: I captured this particular red moon on 28 August, 2007.  Incidentally, it was the first and last red moon I captured! For the most recent total lunar eclipse, I planned to rise early [ read more ]

2014 Retrospective: Low-Output Year, but Such is Life

While we are not quite done with the year 2014 yet, it is close enough to publish a retrospective of the year from a photographic perspective. Firstly, it was my most low-output year on record; but with other commitments and interests, and a waning interest in photography, I can live with that. I only published [ read more ]

The Moon Is Not Made of Cheese

The night after I photographed the recent September moon during Waxing Gibbous phase, I headed outside and shot it again. Here is a closer view of the moon's craters during its Waxing Gibbous phase on 7 September, 2014. In this more recent image (24 hours later), more of the moon was visible. This time I have [ read more ]

Waxing Gibbous

Having recently bought a 400mm f/2.8 lens, I have been somewhat keen to use it. I bought it to photograph wildlife during our next African safari, but for the lack of any local leopards or lions, I decided to use this lens for the next best subject: the moon. Here, on 6 September, 2014, the [ read more ]

Beneath our Southern Skies

This morning I headed down to Cathedral Rocks at Kiama Downs for a dawn seascape session with Stanley Kozak. The forecast was for decent cloud over, but unusually, it turned out to be wrong, and the sky was completely cloudless, apart from a few small patches that appeared here and there. Given the clear sky, I decided [ read more ]

Partial Lunar Eclipse - 26 June, 2010

As I type this, the moon is undergoing a partial eclipse. I do not often shoot the moon (it has been done to death, and I had great success during the 2007 eclipse), but given the easy opportunity and the lack of effort required, I went outside with 600mm of focal length and captured this [ read more ]