Thursday, October 8, 2009

Moon Practice!

Last night I was determined to get a good pic of the moon on manual mode, while it had this beautiful glowing ring around it, but I just couldn't figure it out and I was so disappointed because these first two pics would have been spectacular. Can you imagine if these would have shown the detail in the moon?

I put this one on here just to show the glowy ring, even though you can't see the moon at all!
After writing in to my class forum and getting help from my teacher, I went out and practiced some more and finally, got a decent shot that shows the detail in the moon. When I zoom in on the pic I can even see the craters! Unfortunately, by this time the glowy ring was gone, plus it wasn't a full moon either, but that's least I finally figured it out. Woo hoo! Can't wait for the next harvest moon!

Here are my settings for the last picture...
Manual mode
Aperture f/11
Shutter Speed 1/40
ISO 100
(Also, when I metered, I had to underexpose to -2)


  1. these look great, debra.
    been missin' you around here. ;)

  2. I like them all, they each have something different to like!
    About the military - ask anything you want. We had friends from church whose son was in the army and I asked her things, as no one else I knew was in the military either.
    Andy signed on for 6 years as that was the minimum for his specialty. He said he was going in for life, but I don't know if he'll stick with that.
    Andy always said he wanted to be in the army and has been interested in planes and helicopters since he was really young. However - when he actually signed on I was really stressed. After praying a lot, I knew I had to give him over to God. I believe our days are set by God and I know something could happen to him here as well as in a war, and God can take care of him wherever he is.
    Andy likes what he does, but gets frustrated with the politics of the military. You kind of belong to them, and it seems like some of the higher ups like to show that. On the other hand, there are others who he really respects. He didn't care for Korea. He was on a tiny base that didn't have anything extra, but he was able to see a lot of the county with some friends.
    I'm sure I'll worry about him more when he goes to Iraq, but I just have to keep turning that over to God.
    If you have more questions, just ask. Would you mind sending me your e-mail, so I can talk to you that way instead of through comments?



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