Thursday, June 12, 2014

Peeking at the June 2014 Full Moon

It's Up There Right Now



There are several sources, I check to determine when we will see the full moon.

Sometimes, the information from different sites, conflicts.

So, I figure it's best to plan three nights of moon shooting.

full moon

 Astronomy dudes, the Farmer's Almanac and the Chinese calendar, are good resources.

But, I've heard the 12th, 13th, 14th and 15th for dates of this month's full moon.

street scene, full moon

Taking a peek out the front door of the office, here's what I saw.

It was after 7:30PM, when I noticed the moon had showed from behind the clouds.

This photo is a 6016x4000 pixel shot, un-cropped from the camera.

A Pentax K3 and Sigma 50-500 lens were used. The focal length was 50mm.

Photo #1, is cropped to 2046x1536 and was taken with the Sigma at 500mm.

full moon

The image above, was cropped to 2304x1728 and moon, placed in the left of the frame.

Some folks, don't like the moon centered.

JUN 2014, full moon

Here, the moon is cropped to 2560x1920 pixels and centered.

It's placed high in the frame for a reason.

The cameraman has to look up, to shoot it so, you should have to look up, too.

full moon Jun 12 2014

At a pixel dimension of 3008x2000, here's a final peek.

To my calculating eyes, the moon doesn't seem quite 100% full.

The wife, checked her Chinese calendar and says, the Full Moon is tonight.

It may be fully rounded, later in the evening.

But, I have friends in some low places, waiting for me.

So, I won't be doing any more shooting the moon tonight.

The moon is so high in the sky, at this hour, I get a crick in my neck looking up there !

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