Even though I remembered last night’s super pink moon I wasn’t really ready for it.
Earlier in the day I’d gone outside to take pictures of my backyard stream using long exposures. My Sony RX10 has some cool functions so I also used one that turns the ordinary into a watercolor.
Worked great for the stream I thought (though I should have used a tripod.)
I forgot about the moon till later, expecting a mostly cloudy night. But when I opened the door to let Benji in there it was, a full moon, high and brilliant, overhead in just the right spot for me to capture it. So I grabbed my camera and headed outdoors fiddling with camera settings, not bothering with the tripod once again, instead propping my elbows on top of the hot tub. I took 20 pictures or so, then transferred them to the computer for a look.
Arrgh! A strange and blurry orb greeted me ~ sigh. I had forgotten to turn off the watercolor setting which happens nearly every time I use it.
By the time I discovered my error the moon had mostly disappeared behind the clouds, still I rushed outside hoping to get at a couple decent shots. This was my favorite.
Isn’t photography fun? 🙂
That last photo is fantastic!
Thanks so much! I was happy to finally get a good one! 🙂
The tripod worked very well on your moon shots. I think it’s essentail for a nice clear shot like those ones. (We had low cloud, unfortunately)
Best wishes, Pete.
I didn’t really plan to take pictures of the moon as I expected cloud cover here too. So I actually didn’t use a tripod. Well, except the one I made by propping my elbows on the hot tub which worked okay to steady myself! 🙂
You got a very good photo in the end. It was cloudy here when I looked out. I’ll try again tonight.
Thanks so much! I was happy with the one I finally got.. though I had to take 25 bad ones to get it! 🙂
I did the moon shot last night and discovered all of the filters on my iPhone!
I loved your moon shot! It was gorgeous! I think the iPhone might take the best pictures of all the phones.
Wow, fabulous picture of the moon, Susanne!
Thank you so much! It took me a while to get it! 🙂
Fun. I like the first moon shot; I see Benji jumping in front of a spotlight. Second moon shot is beautiful.
Thanks. I got a few decent ones with the watercolor setting but most were just a blur. I’m glad you like the second one too. 🙂
Gorgeous photos 👌🙏🌷
Thank you. 😊
(I like the first of the watercolor stream shots particularly and the moon one is a fun accident. The second moon shot is great though. It’s a painting without any need for filters! Nicely done.
Thanks so much Graham. It’s fun to play with camera settings. I’m glad I still had time to get a ‘real’ one of the moon. 😊
I think we’ve all done that thing of leaving the camera on a setting by mistake – sometimes the results are quite interesting (like your watercolour moon), other times it’s a disaster! But your final shot is excellent – well worth the wait 😀
Thanks. I’m glad I still had time ro get that one of the moon! 😊
That wasn’t a “blob” I think you got photobombed by a moonlit squirrel!
Maybe that’s it! 😁
I love that watercolor setting! Wish my camera had that. I need to check and see. Your moon shot is still great!
Thanks! I’ve had fun playing with some of the special functions on my Sony!
Mines a Sony too…camcorder & camera, so might have something like that!
I have a Sony RX10 and there’s a Function setting called Picture Effect.. there are 10 or so different ones there..
Thanks for the info, I’ll check it tomorrow…I forgot today! 🤪
Susanne, I just checked and ai do have those settings, so thank you so much for letting me know! I will be using them in my blog soon!!
Wonderful! I look forward to seeing your pictures! 😊
Honestly I like the clouds and peek-a-boo moon. More interesting!
Thank you! I think I do too! 🙂