I went for a three hour hike in mountains this evening…a bit of a soul cleansing after a long, traumatic day of work. You’d think me with a camera, in the woods, three hours, hill after hill, would result in at least a hundred random pictures of just about everything. Not today. I barely stopped long enough to catch my breath after each incline. I didn’t snap a single photo. I was just in the mood to breathe in the air and enjoy the wonders of nature, unobstructed, without peering through the viewfinder.
On the way home, I pulled into my favorite spot in the bushlands near our house…just to take a quick look around. I brought the camera with me, even though it was getting too dark for nature photography. That’s when I noticed the moon. It’s not quite full yet, should be on Thursday night. I decided to snap a picture of it anyway. I did at least have my birding lens on (Sigma 150-500), but I had no expectation that it would turn out to be a decent photo, as I was shooting completely hand held.
I’m hoping to shoot the full moon on Thursday night with the tripod. So consider this part 1 of a 2 part experiment. I’m anxious to see the difference two days and a tripod will make with this shot. Here’s to hoping the weather stays clear.
…to be continued