After trying to capture an image of the moon that for me portrayed everything that I wanted from the image I finally threw the towel in, and started to think of alternatives. With my overactive mind, and somewhat reluctant limbs, I finally managed to produce this somewhat abstract composition of what I considered to be the perfect solution to the fore mentioned issue with the real moon... Three good things came from this image, firstly, I did not have to wait around for 364 days for the perfect picture. Secondly, whilst not waiting around, I did not freeze my melons off. And finally I ended up with a crazy composition that I was rather chuffed with.
In order to capture the image I placed my camera on my trusted old and somewhat battered tripod, attached my camera complete with a somewhat outdated 18-50mm lens. Dialled in the following settings: ISO 100, Aperture: f/22 and sett the Shutter speed for 30 seconds. The illumination was kindly provided by a pair of desk lamps, and the reflection via my tried and tested black polished marble table. Oh, and the back drop, well that was simply an old black 'faux' velvet sheet.
Some slight post production was carried out in Photoshop CS5 just to remove the odd fleck of unwanted debris, and add an attractive must somewhat simplistic border and title.
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