Saturday, June 2, 2012

Hello Moon

Tonight's moon 6-1-12, waxing gibbous, 93% full, taken about 9:45 pm from my backyard. Taken with Canon EOS Rebel T3. Aperture F/11, Shutter speed 1/400 sec, ISO 800,  Lens EF75-300mm f/4-5.6, focal length 300mm. I used a tripod.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Over the Moon for My New Camera...or... Fly Me to the Moon

 Super Moon (largest moon of the year because it is a full or new moon and the moon is the closest it will be to the Earth this year) taken from my backyard on 5-5-12 just before midnight with my Canon EOS Rebel T3. Camera settings were F5.6, ISO 400, 1/4000 sec, taken with a Canon 75-300mm telephoto zoom lens. I love that I can see the craters! I may never fly to the moon, but my new camera took me closer than I have ever been before.
Super Moon taken after the first picture above with different camera settings F7.1, ISO 800, 1/4000 sec.
Another shot taken with different settings F5.6, ISO 800. I think the first picture is the most detailed. They are all just slightly different. I also shot these at 1/4000 sec.
This last picture is the first good shot I got of the moon.  I was at my friend Amy's house and we were down by their lake taking pictures of the Super Moon. I was playing around with the camera settings and I did not know how I got it.  I had to wait until I came home and then I was able to figure out what settings to use so I could get the first shots in the post which were actually taken a few hours later than this one.

I am truly over the moon for my new camera. I waited years to get a DSLR and I did extra jobs this year to earn the money to buy it. I am really looking forward to using it. Photography is one of my favorite things to do.

Monday, April 30, 2012

Beach Bum-ble Bees

During Spring Break in the first week of April I went to Laguna Beach for the day and took these pictures with my point and shoot Olympus FE-370 camera. I shot these with the camera set on program mode and in super macro. I love taking pics of bugs!! Taking them at the beach on a beautiful day is even better!!!