Daily Image - Jan 2011 Archive - sonofjohan

Well, my eight little coughing, sneezing, spitting, cherubs finally got their revenge and over whelmed the immune system big time. Got awfully cold Wednesday night at the moon shoot and didn't quite understand why until Thursday morning, and boy, did I ever then. So not much accomplished from then until this evening. Drug through class and missed the Thursday evening shoot as well. So that's my sorry excuse for no image on Friday. But we pick back up today with what we went to shoot in the first place, something other than just buildings. As everyone was waiting and shooting the light show on the front of the buildings, the moon quietly snuck up on us and made a sudden appearance. Peaking out from behind the building on the left, it began it's arc up and over the city skyline presenting us with an almost harvest moon orange color. As soon as it made its presence known all you could hear was oohs and awes and the clicking of shutters. All in all, it wasn't a bad performance, although it could have be drastically improved had the early cloud layer bothered to stay a round long enough to provide some texture and contrast for the sky. Unfortunately, it didn't, but we still enjoyed a rather nice evening shoot. ISO 200; 1sec @ f / 11 for the city shot, 1/40 sec @ f /11 for the moon.