“Aim for the moon. If you miss, you may hit a star.”
~ W. Clement Stone
The supermoon was absolutely amazing this weekend, but there was a huge gap between what I saw and what I was able to capture with my camera. All of the shots I took Friday night were an epic failure. It was too dark outside. I don’t have a tripod or a telephoto lens. My lack of skill and equipment was reinforced when I saw amazing captures shared by Robin, H. J. Ruiz, WearOutYourVision, and Mona.
Then I saw Ian’s post with an amazing supermoon shot, and I remembered a shot I took in Normandy in 2010 (see bonus pic below). Instead of trying to get an amazingly detailed shot of the sun without a telephoto lens, I needed to focus on a shot I could pull off. I needed to get out earlier in the evening and put the moon in context of a wider shot. By the time we finished dinner last night, it was still a little later than I’d hoped, plus it was a bit cloudy last night, but I was able to capture something halfway reasonable.
Do you think either shot has any potential? Any tips for capturing the full moon next time around?
Bonus Photo: Le Tour Vauban in Port-en-Bessin, France. This was taken around 9:30 p.m. in early July and the sun had still not set. I love the super long days that Europeans get to enjoy in the summer!
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