I had not thought about shooting the Blue Moon because my one and only attempt to shoot the full moon in the past wasn’t very successful. I told myself that I would learn more and try again, but I let it go.
Seeing the post on the Blue Moon from Deborah Druckker at Notes Tied on the Sagebrush, made me want to learn how to do it.
As I had planned to experiment with zoom in light following Nalinki’s Available Light tips, I set out to do both. I made some moon photos but wasn’t planning to post, as the shots were not yet sharp. Well, I was shooting from a moving boat. Well, that is a long story for another day….
In the following day I went out for another try, now on shore, and with a tripod. It was a slightly better session. I after trying different shutter speeds and aperture, and making many mistakes, I found out what I should do to get a sharper moon.
When I saw the post Rare, Full and Blue from Fimnora Westcaw at Quantum Hermit, I liked her photo very much. After our talks I decided to share my learning shots.
I used my Olympus E-M10 and two lenses: 45mm (90mm) and 60 mm (120mm). In each photo’s caption you will find the setting for each one. You can click to enlarge the photos.
Here are the first day shots made from the boat.
And here the second day shots.
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