Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Catching the Moon II

Listening to: MP3 player on alphabetical by song title, which is almost random anyway. Have just had 'Which way to America' by Living Colour, 'Whiskey in the Jar' by Thin Lizzy, 'White Wedding' by Billy Idol, and appropriately, 'Whole of the moon' by The Waterboys.

Gibbous Moon last night 17 Jan. I tried a different white balance setting for this one compared to the half moon in the previous post to get a slightly more natural colour. The Tycho crater (upper centre) and it's impact rays are also starting to show a bit better as the moon gets closer to full. I'm still playing with ways to deal with the contrast between the dark maria and the lighter parts so that both of them resolve nicely.
Tonight is too tropical, hot and wet and decayed cyclon-ey (seriously, 20+ degrees, even though it is raining and nearly 1030 at night) for a photo, so I took advantage of a break in the clouds last night to get this shot.


Jessica said...

Gorgeous!! I'm not very good at nighttime pictures....

Off-Black said...

Thankyou. The main thing is remembering the camera doesn't see things the way your eyes do. Once you start to work with that in mind things get a bit easier :)