Mooning

Feb. 17th, 2011 08:07 pm
snorkel_maiden: (Kenya)
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There was a gorgeous and full (?) moon this evening when we got back from work, so I whipped out my camera expecting to need a long exposure. Turns out that it was so bright the best photos I got were pretty standard exposures; this one is 1/30 and others were 1/100 and 1/200!



This does unfortunately almost totally cut out the lovely wispy clouds behind it, but I love the level of detail; if you feel so inclined you can go here and use the magnifying glass above the picture and then the scroll bar bottom right to zoom in. Craters and everything!

This one I set up deliberately to be a desktop wallpaper (and you can download it here if you like!):



It felt good to take some photos again after a while off. As soon as the bulbs are up there will be lots of flower photography to be done, though! There are some other exposures and so on in the album here.

Date: 2011-02-17 09:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] evilbun.livejournal.com
LOVELY LOVELY LOVELY!

Date: 2011-02-18 08:50 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] snorkel-maiden.livejournal.com
Hehe thank you :)

Date: 2011-02-17 10:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] arkady.livejournal.com
The full moon is actually tomorrow - but you'd never tell from these pics. :-)

Date: 2011-02-18 08:50 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] snorkel-maiden.livejournal.com
I was too tired by the time I'd finished everything yesterday evening to remember to look up when it actually was :)

Date: 2011-02-17 10:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] turk-diddler.livejournal.com
Very nice, zoom in and tyou can really make out Tycho, Plato and the other big ones I forget the names of.
Good time to be snapping the moon actually, it's approaching perigee just around the full moon, so about 20,000km closer to use than normal.

Date: 2011-02-18 09:09 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] snorkel-maiden.livejournal.com
I really should learn the names of some of the features. At the moment it's all mostly known as "Moon.... oooo, pretty!" :D

Date: 2011-02-18 08:52 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] snorkel-maiden.livejournal.com
Thank you m'dear :D

Am very much looking forward to my weekly glass of wine with you tomorrow!

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