Yeah We All Shine On...

like the moon, and the stars, and the sun
-John Lennon

I know that this just looks like a really big, full moon. I tried other ways of framing and cropping (framed through some trees, then I tried applying the rule of thirds to the photo), then I cropped it like this and really looked at it. I decided that it was too beautiful to not show it in all of it's glory.

My hubby just informed me that it's not actually a full moon tonight (98% waxing gibbous), but it was such a clear sky tonight and we'll probably be socked in with rain on Friday, when it's really full.
This is great! I was outside before trying to get a shot....with no luck! How did you do it?
posted February 17th, 2011  
detail is great.
posted February 17th, 2011  
wonderful!
posted February 17th, 2011  
@kaufmank1016 Thanks Kiera! It's a clear sky tonight in L.A. because it's been quite blustery today. I used a tripod, my lens at 300mm, set my aperture at 11, my shutter speed at 1/640, and used a remote. Only edit I did was a major crop!
posted February 17th, 2011  
@lmasinton @glendq Thank you!
posted February 17th, 2011  
AWESOME! I have been wanting a shot like this too, yours is wonderful. And yes, I think the full moon is on Friday and I will be snapping away...lol
posted February 17th, 2011  
awesome shot! looks like you traveled to the moon to get this :)
posted February 17th, 2011  
Wow - great job :) Such amazing detail.
posted February 17th, 2011  
Thanks for the tips....goig to try again tonight! Great work! :)
posted February 17th, 2011  
Wow, great shot! Love it!
posted February 17th, 2011  
This is amazing, after I nearly blinded myself photographing into the sun today I might try the moon tomorrow :)
posted February 17th, 2011  
When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie...

Great photo!
posted February 17th, 2011  
@stephd I'll look forward to seeing yours!!
posted February 17th, 2011  
really nice work Michelle! I love how you can see all the impact sites :) I tried photographing the full moon last month and was surprised at how much light it gives off
posted February 17th, 2011  
terrific moon shot
posted February 19th, 2011  
wow, amazing shot
posted February 22nd, 2011  
This is beyond amazing! Superb shot!
posted February 23rd, 2011  
Amazing shot!!
posted February 24th, 2011  
wow great shot
posted February 24th, 2011  
I think you chose wisely on this crop! What a great view of the moon!
posted February 25th, 2011  
wow this one is soo cool.!
posted March 18th, 2011  
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