Half Moon

A grab shot of the moon taken at 12.30 am this morning looking due west from our house in Harlow. The moon was very low in the sky and brightly lit with this orangey yellow glow.

This was handheld, with the D800 racked up to ISO 1600 and the aperture wide open at f/5.6 on my 300mm lens. It gave me a shutter speed of 1/125, just about enough with the camera held tight against a window frame for some extra support. Of course, a tripod would have been better, but the clouds were moving quickly around the moon and taking the time to find a tripod I guess that I might have missed the shot.

It’s a liitle soft around the lower arc of the moon, but there is some good detail in the craters along the top edge, so I’m reasonably pleased. Maybe 6 out of 10!!

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