This super moon 2014 was photographed all around the world and you can find many links dealing with it and showcasing the best pictures.
I had a try at photographing it too. It is actually not so difficult once you know why most of candid pictures of the moon are so blurry and displaying just a white big dot on the sky. If you want to experiment shooting the moon, you must first cope with the light. It is night but, though moonlight is indirect, it is very bright and you end up with highlights only. You must use a filter on your lense, the same kind of filter as if you were shooting in full sun. Longest zoom range.. Now you’re ready. Last point to be aware of is that the moon is not still. It moves at fast speed even if you don’t see it with your naked eye and you will be unable to have a steady shot if you don’t use a very quick shutter speed. Now you’re done. A bit of contrast and exposition adjustment on the computer and here it is. Happy with the result as it was my first successfull picture of the moon.
I’ve reached 1,000 likes on my facebook page lately and still counting..
Have a great weekend, and during your Sunday walk, pass by my Twitter profile.. I’ve got the new layout and it looks greater now..
I have been working on stories for a while now. And the shooting will soon begin. For the moment it is just notes, and papers and notebooks. But the scenario of the main one is completed and the storyboards are on their way. New categories and new galleries will be opened for each. I will post pictures one by one as soon as they are ready.
So let me introduce the new series :
The Letters : a long story with a beginning and an end. It is fictional and takes place at the beginning of the last century.
Behind the Mirror : though there is a process and an evolution, it is more like a theme than a story. It is based on my personal experience and the philosophical musings it inspired.
Then a collection of very short stories or insights, as short as being made up of 3 pictures, sometimes a little more, and it is about various themes and subjects.
Are you ready?
I will be back after the festivities with new posts and new pictures.
I’m wishing you relaxing holidays, a fabulous Christmas and a Happy New Year with your friends and family.
Colours and Palette
At this time of the year leaves are undergoing a metamorphosis and green slowly turns into warm colours. But what you may not know is that Nature is like a lady taking off her clothes for the evening show. Colours don’t change.
The pigment responsible for the green colour fades away as the amount of light decreases. This process reveals the underlying colours, yellow and orange shades, which have always been there.
Then when only half of the green pigments still lingers, the leaves add red and purple shades to their beauty. This is the last dance before dying and the decay process.
At this stage brown shades are more prevalent, because they are the colours of the walls in the leaves, and slowly show through when pigments wash away.
As cold settles in the country and as days shorten, cold colours of summer change into warm colours to bring that cosy feeling we like so much. A last touch of warmth before the next season.
This is the photo of the cover and of the November page in the new calendar 2014. You can find more details here.