Saturday, March 19, 2011

The Perigee Moon of March, 2011

Tonight's full moon looked every bit as impressive as the news people said it would. I moved a bar stool to the back deck, plopped the Nikon 8700 onto the mini tripod, screwed in the 1.5x telephoto lens, and let fly using the auto timer for the shutter. Keeping the two dogs from tromping around on the deck while I held still was almost more of a task than composing the shot. It seems to have worked, though. I had only a few minutes to take the photo, the cloud cover was pretty heavy with only a few "windows" of opportunity.

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