Thank God its Friday! It has been one heckuva week around these parts and I'm feeling a bit singed around the edges. All in all, it was a productive week photographically and at work. My house is still a wreck and I really need to do something about that. Wouldn't it be nice if I could just add some gaussian blur to hide the cobwebs in the corners, and erase those dishes in the sink? I'd pay a lot of money if someone that could invent a photoshop action that would do all that.
Oh well, it will get done. It is Friday, and that means its time for some Photo Art! I'm linking up with Pixel Dust Photo Art with today's featured image - another moon shot. For this one, I used Bonnie's "Medieval Magic" and "Notes to Myself" textures.
The moon has changed considerably since I shot this particular one a week ago, and I've captured some neat shots of Luna in her waxing phase this week. I think I'm getting the hang of this moon thing. There's a good bit of trial and error, but "my moon photography for dummies" advice is the darker the sky the lower the ISO, the smaller the aperture, and faster the shutter speed. If shooting at dusk or dawn you can reverse that. I realize that is not super techincal and there may be ways to improve the detail, but this is working pretty well.
In my obsession to perfect my moon photography (or at least make it not suck) I've done a good bit of web research and the universal advise is to use a tripod and a remote shutter release - both of which I own, and have found useful in moon photography. But today's image and the one's below were hand held, point, focus and shoot. I've had a little fun with the moon I shot this week. Hope you enjoy the results.