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Thursday, August 6, 2009

I Must Have A Camera Like Lisa's

The full moon was amazingly beautiful with the clouds around it. I carefully set my camera for night shots. I tried to hold it still, I really did, I even propped my arms on the car to hold it steady. Alas, no luck. This blob of ectoplasm looking stuff in my full moon shot.
Lisa at Laughing Orca Ranch has an amazing camera and she has taken moon shots. By no stretch of the imagination does my shot look like a moon. On the other hand, Lisa's is fantastic.
You can kinda see in this one, the photo possibilities but again I did not get it right.
Maybe this would make a wonderful modern art collection but I would have preferred it to look like a moon.
Help, Lisa, send me your camera info!


Silliyak said...

Like CCR "You saw a bad moon a risin'"

mrscravitz said...

I agree! LISA has an AWESOME CAMERA!

The Green Stone Woman said...

You just have shaky arms. You need a tripod.

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

lol! You're so sweet! I kind like those photos. They have an odd, lava lamp like look to them. Cool!

This is what I do for nighttime moon shots: I lean my hands on something solid, usually my balcony railing, then I turn on some kind of light BEHIND me, like my porch light and then aim....focus...then shoot quickly. One photo of ten turns out the way I want it, too, so be prepared to take lots of photos. lol!

Oh, and my camera is a Canon PowerShot SX110 IS. Just a simple point and shoot.

Oh, and I never use the Night selection when I take moon shots. I just use Auto and let the camera figure it out. lol!


Judy said...

Turn off the car before leaning on it - it vibrates when it's running which will blur your photos...and when you put the camera on 'night', it slows the shutter way down so you must hold it still longer yet...one thing about moon photos, you can always try again next month...

Judy said...

I really like your 'blob' photos; one looks alot like Mickey Mouse playing a drum...eh?

pumasees said...


pumasees said...

Hi. I know this was posted a long time ago and I am really hoping you see this message. I am not even sure how I ended up at this page but I am a true believer that everything happens for a reason. I have been having some serious health issues, (Which I won't go into here.) and have been struggling with holding on to the positive things in my life. The second I saw your moon picture, the first one on this page, I could not believe what I saw. I see God's hand holding the moon gently in his palm. It reminded me that he holds me and everyone else there as well. I have not been able to get the picture out of my mind since then. I would like to ask you two favors. One is I would like your permission to print it out and take it with me when I go in for my next surgery. The second is that I would love to use your photo as the basis for a painting I want to do. If you would like to email me privately let me know and I will get you my email address. No matter what your answer is, I want to thank you for reminding me that I am always in God's hand and He will continue to heal me.

Thank You and Blessings to you and yours,

Gail said...

You left no email to reply. I shall post here in case you return here again.

My email is
Please contact me there.

Thank you.

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