A short post today as I am off to get some images from the Grandview Gallop. Why is it that on any given work day I would give just about anything for another hour of sleep but on Saturday morning when I can sleep as late as I want, I’m up and charging at 4:00 am?
Anyway when I went out to the get the paper this morning I noticed the moon as I do on most mornings. Today, however, I had the time to set up the tripod and get the Sigma 500 mm lens out for the shot.
I tried a variety of settings and even added a 1.4 teleconvertor but this was the best of the lot. I shot this image in manual mode with an ISO of 200. F8 on the aperture and 1/400 of a second on the shutter speed. I set the metering on center weighted. I also used a shutter release and took the UV filter off. I also set the camera up to shoot in the 1.5 x cropped mode so I would have had a focal length of 750 mm.
It is probably one of the sharpest moon images I have taken but it still isn’t what I want. So I’ll get to keep on trying. Enjoy your Saturday. Be careful and thanks for stopping by.