I can’t say last night was a fun night of photography. My new shoes gave me a blister within five minutes of wearing them, that was bleeding within ten. Then the ties that ruche up the long skirt I was wearing broke, so that the hem dropped and I was constantly stepping on it. Then I struggled to find anywhere that didn’t have the airport in the background. Then my little finger was bitten by some bug and started itching like crazy. I didn’t ever capture the size of the moon the way I would have liked, as there wasn’t anything to silhouette against it effectively, but as the moon rose into twilight, the sea went a glorious pink which provided some nice colours.
My lesson today was to clean my lens! Much of my post-processing was just removing dust spots, and I realised I can’t remember the last time I cleaned this lens. Talk about a newbie error. I also learnt that even with a tripod, I simply cannot take a photo with a straight horizon. The water in my brain must be wonky.
Anyway, I’m not stunned with these, but I thought they might be interesting to see. I couldn’t pick a favourite, each has a different feel. They’re all looking east out over Bramble Bay, Brisbane. Brisbane Airport and Brisbane Port is just to the south, so there are some lights and industrial buildings I can’t do much about. Clearly I need to explore the local area for a better vantage point. Presented in order they were taken.
The moon finally rises above the clouds on the horizon. Shame I couldn’t capture with the mountain in silhouette, but there was just too much cloud. Somehow I couldn’t get this image to be really sharp.
I was tempted to flip this one horizontally, somehow the composition feels like it works better that way. But I’m not sure that’s the right thing to do as the moon will then be back to front!
To me, this one looks like the moon is so heavy it might just drop out of the sky.
In the absence of an interesting foreground for the moon itself, I started playing with the moonshine trail instead. Here I learnt that I really need to keep everything in focus for this to work; I have some similar images where my depth of field was way too short so the rocks are really out of focus, and it just doesn’t work.
This scene caught my eye as I was limping home. I like the simplicity of the silver moonshine.