Moon Through Clouds
Here’s tonight’s moon with thin clouds obscuring. The clouds were really pretty, and I would have liked to get them as well but could not because it would have taken a time exposure and they were moving too fast for that. I upped the output brightness and contrast so you can see the thin bands of cloud. Below is the updated and improved equivalent to the camera used along with the lens used. The resolution of the photo is greatly reduced for the website, and it’s cropped down to 1200 as all photos I post are.
Sunset and Moonrise
Tonight’s sunset, followed by tonight’s moonrise, taken with a Canon EOS Rebel XTI, the older 10.1 Megapixel model. The newest version is an awesome 15.1 megapixels. Canon EOS 50D 15.1MP Digital SLR Camera (Body Only) You can see the large size of the photos by clicking on the thumbnails, and you should also understand that even these are not the full resolution size of the 10.1 MP Canon, they are about a sixth to an eigth of the real resolution. To get these shots I’m using a Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Lens for Canon EOS SLR Cameras with the sun shot at 135mm and the moon at 300 mm.
This is the last full moon of 2008, you can seen it now through the 15th or so when it starts to wane. One other note on this photo, if you click on the thumb to see the full enlarged size you will note two abberations in the lower left quadrant, that’s not something on the lens, it’s a couple of tree branch tips.