Thursday, September 15, 2011

Full moon

I set up the tripod the other night to get some photos of the full moon. I was not pleased with my results, however, but that’s never stopped me from posting before.

I completely forgot how to set the metering mode in my camera and it didn’t help that the only camera manual I have for it is in Spanish. Googled it but was in a rush, so I just fooled around with the ISO settings and different modes.

But I will tell you that the sky didn't really look like this.

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I use textures all the time and never have any qualms about doing so. But somehow, when I finished editing this ohoto, I was questioning myself.

It’s not my usual stuff.

But I like how it looks and am standing by it. Besides, I believe the print will look cool for my Halloween display at school.

Especially if I do something like this.

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(the kids will love it.)

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But you know what?

The plain moon is quite lovely on its own.

I guess I was just wantin’ a little somethin’ somethin’.

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The weather turned cool today and it’s really refreshing. I’m actually in a sweater and have my thick wooly socks on. Oh, I am so looking forward to autumn.

Busy weekend here ~ my sister (Ginny) and her husband are flying out from California, and my other sister (Char) arrives the next day. My husband is really looking forward to having Char watch the Phillies game with him. And I’m just looking forward to seeing my family.

Hope your weekend is a good one. Until next time, my friends . . .

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Gone Country said...

As you were mentioning about the textures and this not being your 'norm' I was thinking it was perfect for Halloween and what d'ya know that's what you were thinking!

I took some moon shots the other day and had to play with the settings. I managed to get one that I like but there were times when I had two moons (reflection of lens or filter) and I don't know how to stop that. Different filter maybe? I was using a UV one.

Sounds like you're going to have a great weekend! Enjoy your family!

linda said...

Hope you have a great visit with the family.

Love the Halloween~pic!

Hilary said...

I am always bemoaning my lack of understanding when it comes to my camera.....but I am always too busy weaving to do much about it.
So I guess I will just whine.
Your pictures are always awesome.

mrs mediocrity said...

I broke the wool socks out today for the first time, it is chilly! They are saying it could be a frost tonight.
I hope you have a wonderful, fun-filled weekend!

Low Tide High Style said...

I love your moon pics, textured or not! And the Halloween one is perfect for school!

How fun that you have family coming in, enjoy every minute of their visit!

Kat :)

Ashley Sisk said...

Either way - it looks wonderful.

Deb said...

great shots...I haven't figured out how to change the setting on my camera to take shots of the moon...I need to figure it out before the next full moon...enjoy your family...

beth said...

often i'm wantin a little somethin somethin so i totally get it !!

Tammie said...

Oh, a week-end with sisters. It just doesn't get any better. Have a wonderful week-end.

forgetmenot said...

I think it is a great picture, and the texture you used really made it quite beautiful. With the haunted house in front, you have created the perfect Halloween picture. A little "creativity" can make the ordinary, extraordinary (not that a shot of the moon is ever really ordinary). Isn't it nice to have some cool weather--it has been soooo long. Have a lovely weekend. Mickie :)

Cloudia said...

Oh I love the moon
I love your blog.

Go Phillies!

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Lisa said...

I love the moon with the texture. How creative. Your moon with out is so nice also. You sound like me but I didnt take out may manual. I did mine in a few stages..Three different types of lenes and then settled on one as an experiment . Then played with settings. Glad your doing the moon too Kate. The Harvest Moon is my fav and usally try and get it.
Happy your skys were clear also.
Just popped over to say hi .Was out all day with me and my camera and I am a right off tonight. :)
xoxo Hugs

Lisa said...

I just put mine on the weather network here in Canada and a Bee I got today to see how far they get. Easy to upload also.

Reena said...

Your work is always awesome ... and you're right, the kids will love that one shot.
How great to have family come for the weekend.
Kick back, laugh, drink and be!

mudmaven said...

I love both pix - treated and untreated but I really like the halloween overlay - bet the kids will like it too. We've got snow above 9000 feet so the woolies are all coming out!!! YAY! ~chris

wildbanshee said...

I put on a pair of sweatpants and long thick shirt yesterday, stepped out side, immediatly got soaked with sweat, so I guess it really was a "sweat" shirt. As for the moon picture's the werewolves are out tonight, watch out!!!

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

Love the moon shots and really like the Halloween one.

Your weekend sounds like fun. Enjoy the time with your family.

Live with Flair said...

Bravo! I have never been able to photograph the moon (I'm learning!) and your photo is just stunning. Thank you!!

Gail said...

Beautiful picture, either way.

Enjoy your weekend.

Linda said...

The moon & sky has been amazing the last couple nights, haven't they? I have family coming in from California (and Virginia and Tennessee and Arizona) this weekend too. ELPH & I are taking vacation next week to just hang with family. We are so spread out these days. It will be very nice to just BE with them.

Daryl said...

I got the same shots so now I dont fell so bad except I'm not posting mine.

Is this the wedding weekend? Please wish everyone mazel tov! xo

The JR said...

I luv it with the texture! Neat.

Now does she really like the game or is she doing it for him?

Have a great weekend.

Jamie said...

I love the texture. What photo editing software do you use? I think I remember you saying you had a PC (I could be wrong though) and I'm trying to decide which software to choose.

GailO said...

I am always too lazy to get out the tripod to try for pics of the moon:( I think yours came out beautifully!

Have a wonderful, family filled weekend Kate! You know I am jealous:)


Kanelstrand said...

The first textured photo of the moon is superb! I love using textures especially in cases like this one - when they enhance the experience!

Kerri Farley said...

Oh, I LOVE the textured moon!! Have fun this weekend :)

Mary said...

"a little somethin' somethin'..." is what my cat wants when she is hungry. :)

I love both the textured version and the plain one. -- they are both beautiful! I wish I could get my tripod unstuck so I could use it...

Have a wonderful weekend! I'm lovin' that bit of fall in the air, too!

Jen at Cabin Fever said...

Its always great seeing family! And I didn't even notice there was a full moon the other night..... lol

sharon said...

I love the first picture of the moon! Love the textures.

Lili said...

Both the texture and silhouette have such a cool effect! The full moon is just plain ole cool all the time if you ask me. Have fun hanging out with your sisters this weekend Kate!! xo ~Lili P.S. We went to that antique mall today and I laughed and thought of you when I passed the "Al R." baby pic. (I knew you'd be shocked to learn it's still hanging in the same spot on that wall.)

wayne15575 said...

Nice work Kate... love the second one... kind of Tim Burton, but so great..hahaha.

Have a great weekend and hope you have a good visit with family.

Kate said...

You're right...the moon stands alone. I love the Halloween version. Yes, kids will love it!

{ T G L } said...

The texture is a little dramatic but still very cool, much like a painting.

I think your shot was a success - I love how your photo reveals all the details on the surface of the moon. It adds real depth. Cool! :)

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Marcie said...

I love what you did with the moon..the textural overlay and how it transformed an ordinary moon into something truly extraordinary. Nice work!!!

Mental P Mama said...

Hope the weekend is wonderful! I may never leave Charlottesville....