Saturday, October 23, 2010
#UrbanPerspectivObservatory : Selene
I've always had a fascination with that "thing" LOL! So whenever the conditions are right for shooting ... I will.
There's an actual science dedicated to the study of the moon "Lunar Science" called Selenology (u can clik link for Wiki def)
I shot this around 4AM EST "south" of Philly . Last month I noticed a full moon (they occur every 28-30 days) beamin thru my window one early morning. There are slats missing from the venetian blinds towards
the top of the window, so this provides me an UNPRECEDENTED view of the night sky. And thus the Twitter #UrbanperspectivObservatory "tag" was born. You can clik that tag for up to the minute Observatory updates :)
Anyways, there's only a certain timeframe to shoot from my "angle" . Remember, everything's in motion, including the rotating Earth, as well as the moon itself in it's own orbit around the EARTH .
Trying to shoot this is nearly impossible & takes patience, including tripod n "manual" focus . This is one out of a series of 47 shots that was the keeper (for me )
Also opened the window for the cleanest shot possible. If I remember, I think I had a polarized filter on this shot Togs clik here for EXIF info
Be sure to view it larger by clicking on the picture above .
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