Friday, December 24, 2021

Top Ten: MoonWatch

This is a good choice for Christmas Eve, and I'm sure Santa and the reindeer will have a great view of it tonight.

I know there was a moon shot in last year's Top Ten.  It hasn't changed, but I still like photographing it, so a new shot is back in this year's Top Ten.  

This one was taken around 4:00 am on May 27th.

Photographing the moon isn't as easy as it seems.  You have to get a sharp focus through atmospheric haze.  Your camera wants to overexpose the moon because it's surrounded by darkness.  You have to change your metering mode and deliberately underexpose.

It really is quite a challenge and tough to get exactly right.  This one isn't great, but it's not bad.

And on this Christmas Eve, a little reminder of what the season is all about.

Tomorrow, it's a break for Christmas, and when the countdown resumes, it's a different kind of glow.