Going for the moon…

The featured image is the first decent shot I got of the moon. It was about 54-56% illuminated when I took it last October. If tonight is anything like last night, practically light out, then tonight should be even brighter. Tonight's moonrise is at 18:30'ish, so I should see it pop over the ridge close... Continue Reading →

Learnt sumthin…

Let's ponder yesterday's shoot. Remembered everything I needed. Didn't run out of battery. Wasn't injured or threatened. Didn't miss the moonrise. I learnt sumthin. The place I chose to shoot from could be described as the mid level of a valley. It was 600' down to the river and almost 1200' to the top of... Continue Reading →

Where did the time go?

Ok, this is a scheduled post. Only because I lost track of time and needed to hurry to get setup, if i wanted to catch the moonrise over Rattlesnake Ridge. The ridge is right around the foothills of the cascades and might yield a few good shots. Fingers crossed, I have a mile to hike... Continue Reading →

No dice with my Coolpix

*Please remember that the Nikon Coolpix P530 I keep discussing on this site was bought used.  I had no testing done on it to see if it was 100% when I got it.  With that said there is a very slim chance that I am discussing a camera that doesn't work as well as a... Continue Reading →

Moonrise & Moonset

We haven't really discussed Moonrise and Moonset.  Most dictionaries will tell you these aren't even words, but they are words just as Sunrise and Sunset are.  When shooting night photography, the moon is your only natural light source.  So even though you may not be taking shots of the moon, it is still a good... Continue Reading →

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