One of the best things about shooting the Moon this time of the year is that, yes, it stays light so late. And it is particularly special when the full Moon falls on the Solstice for the first time in more than fifty years!
I captured tonight’s mysterious near-full Moon in Scorpio rising above the horizon.
These images were shot using the same bulb exposure (in most cases). I suspect the colors are created by particles, atmospheric effects, and the Moon's path through the sky.
(My optics are rusty, and it's late. This is my excuse, and I'm sticking to it!)
I've been doing a bit of commercial photography in the past few weeks, which I'll post a bit later. Detailed object work is actually quite enjoyable.
Yet there is nothing like running around with my camera outside on a fairly warm day capturing another kind of detail: that of early spring. (I even forgot I've been suffering from a severe cold far too long!)
One of my favorite captures of today is this daytime Moon.
I've finally gotten around to assembling 'real' timelapses out of individual images that I've photographed. Naturally, I started with my favorite subject, the Moon.
The individual photographs for the full-Moon video looked like this:
And the final product—like this:
Vine's square format is bothersome, but it seems to retain a slightly higher resolution than the Instagram version.
I photographed the second timelapse tonight and assembled it so as to resemble vintage sci-fi films (including the soundtrack). The individual images I shot look like this:
The final video turned out like this:
Yet again, the Instagram widescreen version is worth referencing in terms of the way this mini-film is meant to be seen, excluding the resolution reduction.
You might think I am weird for staring at puddles, but that is where you find the Moon.
In all honesty, I'm just happy that after weeks of fog and cloud cover, we get to see the elusive one!
And darker yet:
The other night, a near-full Moon actually decided to show itself after weeks of typical Cascadian cloud cover this time of the year. So I took advantage and shot several dozen images in hopes of making my very first real timelapse out of separate photos (as opposed to filming one on my phone).
Now, to find that elusive and unicorn-like 'free time'...