SUPERMOON 2012 Photos

I actually DID it — got out to try to capture some moon shots for the SUPERMOON showing last night. My Boyfriend and I thought that the experience would be a dud, however, when we went to our designated rooftop on a parking lot in a shopping center in the middle of our neighborhood and saw that there was a thick cloud cover. I was hoping to get some photos as the moon was at the horizon, but that was not to be. But, we decided to wait it out and our patience paid off as the clouds cleared out a bit as the moon moved higher into the sky.

I set up the tripod and took a menagerie of photos with my Sony NEX_5 using my 55-210 zoom lens, experimenting with exposures.  Here is the fruit of my labor.  The photos closest to the horizon picked up the cloud haze and were a beautiful orange color.  I’ve included my exposure settings under each photo. All of them have been cropped (because there was a lot of extra sky I didn’t want or need), and on all of them I adjusted the sharpness and highlights or shadows to bring out the details (using Picasa). Enjoy!

Supermoon Photos, May 5, 2012, Sony NEX-5

Shutterspeed 1/15, F-stop F/ 7 . 1, ISO 200. No color adjustments.

Supermoon Photos, May 5, 2012, Sony NEX-5

Shutterspeed 1/25, F-stop F/ 7 . 1, ISO 200. No color adjustments.

Supermoon Photos, May 5, 2012, Sony NEX-5

Shutterspeed 1/8, F-stop F / 9, ISO 200. No color adjustments.

Supermoon Photos, May 5, 2012, Sony NEX-5

Shutterspeed 1/320, F-stop F/ 7 . 1, ISO 200. No color adjustments.

Supermoon Photos, May 5, 2012, Sony NEX-5

Shutterspeed 1/320, F-stop F/ 7 . 1, ISO 200. No color adjustments.

Supermoon Photos, May 5, 2012, Sony NEX-5

Shutterspeed 1/320, F-stop F/ 7 .1, ISO 200. Color changed to black and white. Exposure adjusted via Windows Office Picture Manager.

 

Once I got home, I shot a few more from my patio (as you can see the shadow from my bamboo:

Supermoon Photos, May 5, 2012, Sony NEX-5

Shutterspeed 1/320, F-stop F/ 22, ISO 200. No color adjustments.

 

And, from what I understand, this SUPERMOON phenomena happens only once in a “blue moon”…

Supermoon Photos, May 5, 2012, Sony NEX-5

Shutterspeed 1/320, F-stop F/ 7 . 1, ISO 200. Tinted via PicMonkey.

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