Al's Photography Blog

Al's Photography Blog
Folly Beach, South Carolina

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Window Moon

Sometimes I like to experiment with photography - even if the results aren't great, I can learn and become a better photographer. I liked yesterday's Moon as it faded between clouds, and decided to get a photo of it looking through one of my house windows.
I found it very difficult to illuminate the window (which is high and dark) without completely washing out the bright Moon and its surrounding clouds. This might be an example where multiple exposures and HDR processing could help, although I'm not normally a fan of HDR. I don't think this is a particularly successful photo, but it's how I learn, and it's my Skywatch Friday entry for the week.

24 comments:

  1. It's hard to get a bad shot of a full moon like the one tonight -- I did manage to do just that, but I have yours to look at! And it is gorgeous! I'm excited about starting a photography class at a local college on Saturday. The teacher has had his photos published in National Geographic and has conducted photography tours all over the world. Its for beginners, goes for five weeks with three field trips. Hope to see an improvement in my photography! Hope you have a wonderful weekend, Al!

    Sylvia

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  2. I have to admit I like the look, I have a terrible time getting a good picture of the moon. One reason being down here in the low country there are too many obsticial in the way, trees, ect. not alot of open sky here where I'm at. In the fall I love the orange harvest moon only problem, time it gets over the trees it's no longer orange...lol..
    I like your shot.
    Molly

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  3. Not bad, Al..
    I'm sure you'll get better as often as you take a beautiful scenic pictures.
    anyway, nice framing. :)

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  4. Hiya Al,
    I had a go at just that, but no success. Camera just didn't want to cooperate. So I know how hard it is and you did well.

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  5. I think you did a really good job Al, the moon is never easy and I love your composition.

    Have a great weekend & happy SWF!

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  6. I love it Al !!
    Happy SWF and greetings from Holland,
    Anna

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  7. i like it a lot. this could fall under - one man's junk is another man's treasure :)

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  8. I like your moon shot, Al. Neat idea to compose it through the window. I am not too good at moon shots, so I should be trying this too!

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  9. i think the window added a lot to the photo, it's a good shot

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  10. I think it's mysterious and I like it!
    Sometimes a nice moon shot isn't all craters and glow. :)

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  11. I like this shot as it makes me think you were indoors on a foggy night so that you'd be safe from the presence of werewolves and other "undesirable" creatures!

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  12. We were having a mini blizzard last night, so I didn't see the moon until this morning. According to Remington, (wise Newfie), it was the Wolf Moon. I took some pictures, but I can already tell yours is much better than mine. ♥♫

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  13. I think it's a splendid shot of the full moon. way better than anything I've gotten when I attempt it. I really like how you've framed it and the deep blue is beautiful.

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  14. A couple of editing techniques (PhotoShop Elements) that might bring out more detail of the window: adjust the levels or fill flash.

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  15. Hallo Al,

    I love this idea and have some shots like yours. It was quite difficult, because I had a big bottle in the front. I'm thingking about showing that one the next time.
    You are lucky living in Colorado. Next time I'll take some more time to drive some smaler roads because there is more to see then the touristhighlights.

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  16. I have tried to capture a moon but all were not good. I can tell you captured it right.

    Happy Sky Watch Friday.

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  17. Al I beg to differ...I think it is a beautiful photo...the milky quality of moonlight against the blue, the form of the window framing it...LOVE it...well done!

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  18. i've been thinking of taking a photo of the full moon tonight but i was got discouraged with the previous one i took months ago. Yours is a good capture though. have a good weekend!

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  19. Great shot - and yesterday me and my husband, Rimkogeren, was just about taking a picture as yours ;-)
    ...but let it flow....

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  20. The soft glow of the moon is fantastic! ;-)

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  21. I do like how the window frame makes it interesting.

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