Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Where's Neil Young? I got the harvest moon . . .
As the moon rose to the East tonight, igniting a pathway across the water to the mainland, I wished once again that I knew how to photograph it. Suddenly, I got an idea, and switched off all the house lights, taking my camera outside and setting it on the rail of the deck. On a solid surface, I could count on it staying steady, and I turned off the flash, looked through the lens 'til I had the shot I wanted, and then clicked the shutter button. I counted off at least twenty seconds before the shutter clicked shut again. A primitive way to capture enough moonlight to, well, capture the moonlight, but I am pleased with the results.