For the last 3 winters I have been trying to catch the full moon setting over Kodiak at dawn. I would tote my big camera into work and every time I would miss the moon (click here for story). Or if the moon was there I would have forgotten the camera. At one point I just missed the moon by 20 minutes and then photoshopped it into the picture (click here to see). I thought it looked pretty good but everybody at work pointed out that it was a fraud.
Anyway, today I was on my way to work and there was the moon - not quite full but pretty darn close - and it was just setting over Pillar Mountain. I was running late, and had already passed the turn off to the bridge, but I turned around and drove out onto the bridge to take the picture. As usual I had forgotten the big camera, but this time I think my handy-dandy point-and-shoot is almost up to the task. My old point-and-shoot most definitely could not have taken this picture.
Now to get the moon setting over Kodiak with the big camera. Some day it will happen. Patrick
|The top picture is a pan stitched by the camera - this is a normal format picture|