Monday, July 31, 2006

Mr Moon

I went out around 9 this evening to get my camera and lock my car. Looking up I snapped this quick shot. Converted to black and white in Photoshop.


At August 01, 2006 7:57 AM, Anonymous Mrs. r.o. thirds said...

The Moon! One of my favourite subjects to shoot. It was my first "real" shot. A copy was actually hanging in Appleby's for some time. I'm pretty proud of it. Now, I didn't just "snap" my shot, so, fess up. You did at least use a tripod right? :)

a.k.a. Mrs. Shakey Hands! LOL!

At August 01, 2006 9:40 AM, Blogger Paul Wood said...

Hi Mrs. Rule;

Taken at 1/60" at f 7.1 on a tripod, of course, at full zoom. Mya and I had been in town to visit Appleby's, the City Market, Brunswick Square, and a playground in Quispamsis. I had my camera gear in Carolyn's car as that is where the car seat for the kids is. I was bringing the gear inside as company was leaving around 9 Pm.

I looked up and there was the moon hanging there begging to be photographed. Just before I took the picture some interesting clouds were passing by and I was trying to catch them too. Having the shaky hand syndrome I clipped the camera on the tripod and framed the shot. Now what I did see, in addition to the moon, was a tiny round circular object traveling at a very high rate of speed cross the face of the moon to quickly disappear behind the trees. It is possible it was a small airplane but compared to the large jets that were also flying overhead at that time it was smaller than 1/10th the size and was traveling at two to three times the speed. It was also traveling in a direction completely different from what I was accustomed to seeing airplanes fly. It is possible it could have been a very high flying bird lit by the setting sun but it would have had to be flying very high to reflect the setting sun and extremely fast for a bird. It was much too fast for me to track and get a picture of even though I tried. Carolyn and my company also were able to look up and see it moments before it disappeared.


At August 02, 2006 10:58 PM, Blogger Paul Wood said...

Hi All:

Further to my reply to Mrs Rule above I now think what I saw streaking through the sky may have been the Space Station.


At August 03, 2006 9:04 PM, Blogger Carrie & Family said...

Now thats an awesome shot!!!

Best Daughter


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