Photography forum: Full Harvest Moon of October and the Shrinking Moon!

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Name: Sheridragonfly/Sheri
Alabama (Zone 8b)
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Sheridragonfly
Oct 29, 2016 5:05 PM CST
I can not find the words to title this to tell you what I felt when I had taken the full moon
and then went on the porch in the dark surrounded by tall trees and wildlife walking on the leaves
and a couple nights later took a picture of the shrinking moon.

my nature is that everything has to be as perfect as it can be in the shape, color, of a flower, insect
or any object..
So for me to take a shrinking moon was out of character for me.

A couple of days later I downloaded the shrinking moon and was about to delete it as it was not going to rise to my perfection

even though I am untaught ...just self taught in photography..

My mouth dropped open as I viewed the photo ...the craters showed up as if I was standing
beside the moon !

What do you think of it?

From now on I will be more carefree and less structured in my photography.

I learned an awesome lesson purely by chance one night standing on the porch
taking that shrinking moon image!
sheri in Alabama/sheridragonfly
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Name: Joshua
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Oct 29, 2016 5:44 PM CST

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Those are great photos, Sheri. May I ask what camera you used? I wish I had one that could take photos like that.
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daylilydreams
Oct 29, 2016 8:39 PM CST
Very nice, the second one really shows off those craters.
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Name: Mary
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Pistil
Oct 31, 2016 1:30 AM CST
Wow! Like a NASA picture through a telescope, or from the space station! It must have been the clearest weather that night.
I tried to take a photo of the lunar eclipse last year and failed miserably. Do you know what settings you used? Did you hand hold the camera?
Name: Rick R.
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Leftwood
Nov 3, 2016 9:41 AM CST
I haven't been able to figure out what a shrinking moon Confused really is. But in the interest of social acceptability, I've (finally) learned to just go with the flow. I only mention it here because back on Oct 16 there was a super moon, that did not coincide with its perigee. (I hope I am getting this mumbo jumbo right!) There will be another super moon on Nov 14 and on Dec 14. Because the Nov 14 occurrence is when the moon is closest to the Earth and it is full within 2 hours of its perigee, it will look the biggest that it has in nearly seven decades.

Let's all hope for clear skies! Crossing Fingers!
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Name: Mary
Lake Stevens, WA (Zone 8a)
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Pistil
Nov 3, 2016 10:24 AM CST
Ah Leftwood- she is just talking about the second photo being taken a couple days past the full (round) moon, so it was not perfect and round anymore. But the new angle of the sun on that "shrinking", less than round moon showed up the craters in a spectacular way. She is just talking about finding perfection in non-perfection!
Name: Rick R.
near Minneapolis, MN, USA zon
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Leftwood
Nov 3, 2016 4:01 PM CST
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