Pictures of the moon from September 2006

January 28, 2009 By admin | Filed Under nature, night sky 

By Cadie

These are some pictures I took of the moon and one of the apple trees in Sep 06. I was trying to get not just a “moon shot”, but an actual nighttime composition so to speak. I tried to position it so that it the apple tree branches were touching the moon “just so”; so it would look like the moon was on the tip of a leaf, or cradled between two branches.

Most of the pictures were taken with a Canon PowerShot S2IS 12X zoom family digital camera. The seven last ones were with a Nikon Coolpix 5900, my digital camera until it broke. With the Canon one, I fiddled with the aperture and the shutter speed; with the Nikon one, I don’t you could manually, so I must’ve used their pre-set settings, like perhaps Night Scene–it did pretty good considering that.

moon bright Moon bright1 Apple tree branches in moon-glow The moon a bright ball amidst apple tree branches The moon and apple tree branches The moon in the apple tree branches2 Branches cradling the moon Most detailed picture of the moon (though still grainy) Moon peeping out from behind apple tree leaves Moon peeping from behind leaves2 (this actually wasn’t taken as a vertical) Moon hiding behind apple tree leaves apple tree leaves silhouette moon peeping from behind leaves horizontal Small moon through apple tree leaves Small moon through apple tree leaves2 moon vertical1 Zoom in of moon and branchlets Tiny moon on a leaf Moon cradled in apple tree leaves Moon underneath silhouetted apple tree leaves moon surrounded by apple tree leaves moon with dark tree silhouettes around Moon Nikon1 Moon Nikon2 Moon Nikon3 Moon Nikon4 Moon Nikon5 Moon Nikon6 moon nikon7


3 Responses to “Pictures of the moon from September 2006”

  1. Abby on February 12th, 2009 10:56 am

    Very cool! It’s good to see someone else who likes to take multiple pictures of one thing. 🙂

    My favorites are the ones you mentioned on shotsnaps– those where both the moon and the branches are shown. Now, as soon as my camera returns from the camera man, I’ll test out your and Titi’s advice! (My zoom button is frozen and refuses to move, and I really, really, really hope he can fix it easily, cheaply, and SOON!)

  2. Abby on February 12th, 2009 10:57 am

    p.s. It’s been a long time since I’ve visited here, and everything’s revamped and shiny-new. It looks great!

  3. Cadie on February 24th, 2009 3:55 pm

    Thanks! A lot of pictures of one thing–yeah–even if I don’t necessarily often take pictures of nature, when I do I usually take an OBSESSIVE amount of the same thing. So does Titi (usually, for her, I think it’s because she’s trying out different settings on the camera, though). It must run in our genes. 😉

    I hope the tips we gave you help. I still don’t usually fiddle with the settings on the camera at all. It’s too much bother and I can’t remember how to do anything I read in the manual (which I only read parts of just recently) when I’m there on the spot taking a picture. Plus, I usually am taking pictures of people, which means by the time I figured out how to tweak the settings, the moment would be gone.

    The website is due to Rundy. He made a new blog for the photos and ported the photos we had on the old one over to it. I haven’t got around to posting any on it till just recently, though, and I hope to post more. (And you can be sure they’ll be many photos of the same subject! 🙂 There’s no link to the Purdyville site on it that I saw, but you can get to that by deleting the “photos” from the url (so that it’s just purdyville dot com.)