Shoot the moon

“Darling”, he said as he came through the study door “what on earth are you doing?” A reasonable question I suppose given that I was precariously balanced on the window sill, arm outstretched through the burglar guard, camera in hand – aiming at the sky…. or a ufo for all he knew!

“Darling”, I replied in my most Annie Leibovitz like voice, “I am trying to shoot the moon”. There was a momentary silence – I was expecting a witty retort along the lines of “Gunfire at the OK corral” instead he offered me a cup of tea and a passing comment that went something along the lines of “I love you, mind you don’t drop the camera”.

Its night shot practice week – I’m sure it should be terribly easy and there’s a wonderful function button on my nikon to facilitate the process but considering I haven’t (yet) worked through the tutorial disk I can only blame myself!

Its a complicated subject the moon – frustrating as a novice “photographer”. The tea was good though – we had it in the garden, prone on the grass, searching for that elusive man in his cheesy surrounds.

Mondays Moon Fact (courtesy of – In China, the dark shadows that are on the moon are called “the toad in the moon”.


4 thoughts on “Shoot the moon

    • Thanks Andra – night shots are a work in progress I’m afraid. I’m aiming for a “yowser” without having to go all out on the equipment – trust all is well in your part of the universe 🙂

  1. ‘the toad in the moon’? 🙂

    I often run out to try to take his picture but my camera isn’t powerful enough, I guess

    • Isn’t it just the strangest analogy – is a toad better or worse than a man you have to wonder? You hit the nail on the head with the “powerful” thing – is a jaw dropping photo of the moon possible for the amateur snapper?

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