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Blue Moon - as viewed from New Zealand

By SteveNZ  
The moon looks quite different viewed from NZ compared to shots taken in UK... not too surprising when you think about it really!
I played about with contrast and colours in PSP X2.
BTW, this is the moon on Friday 14 Jan at night which hasn't even reached Britain yet! (Time difference still confususes me!)
Comments welcome!

Tags: New Blue Moon Landscape and travel Zealand Night and low light

Voters: John_Wannop, saeidNL, jabe and 15 more


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Comments


saeidNL 7 3 Netherlands
14 Jan 2011 10:02AM
Wonderful capture,love it,
saeid

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jabe 6 10 4 United Kingdom
14 Jan 2011 10:34AM
Great clarity in this Lunar shot,nice color for the moon,makes a nice picture for the enthusiasts wall.
Lillian Plus
7 22 17 United Kingdom
14 Jan 2011 3:14PM
well captured Steve you have the details so well and presentation spot on
Lillian
pluckyfilly Plus
10 351 33 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2011 10:20AM
well of course having just viewed Dave's and your comment, being nosey I just had to come and have a lookie, good shot - must be that from where you are and the way the earth rotates, explains what you feared may be upside down Wink looks good to me - not that I am an expert Wink
15 Jan 2011 10:49AM
Hey Steve, these moon pics reminds me of that old Spike Milligan Joke "Buddy, does your nose run and your feet smell?" Get medical attention, you're built upside down!
Love this shot, but I think we'll have to flip a coin as to whose moon is upside down, your pic or mine Wink Am more than impressed that this was taken with an SX30...
All the best, Dave.
SteveNZ 8 4 5 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2011 10:50AM

Quote:Well of course having just viewed Dave's and your comment, being nosey I just had to come and have a lookie, good shot - must be that from where you are and the way the earth rotates, explains what you feared may be upside down looks good to me - not that I am an expert

That got me wondering... and another clear night here tonight so just had another look at the moon. My photo is the right way up... as we see the moon in NZ. And makes perfect sense when you think about it! Being the opposite side of the Earth we are rotated 180 degrees from you in the UK... so we see the moon (and sun, stars, etc.) the other way up.
Thanks for your comment!
SteveNZ 8 4 5 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2011 10:55AM

Quote:Hey Steve, these moon pics reminds me of that old Spike Milligan Joke "Buddy, does your nose run and your feet smell?" Get medical attention, you're built upside down!
Love this shot, but I think we'll have to flip a coin as to whose moon is upside down, your pic or mine Am more than impressed that this was taken with an SX30...
All the best, Dave.


Cheers Dave - both our pics are actually the right way up (refer my response to Pluckyfilly) for our locations... we are actually standing upside down compared to each other, so we would see the moon the other way up!
Confusing isn't it!
SteveNZ 8 4 5 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2011 11:02AM

Quote:Hey Steve, these moon pics reminds me of that old Spike Milligan Joke "Buddy, does your nose run and your feet smell?" Get medical attention, you're built upside down!
Love this shot, but I think we'll have to flip a coin as to whose moon is upside down, your pic or mine Am more than impressed that this was taken with an SX30...
All the best, Dave.


PS: It's a handheld shot at equivalent of 840mm lens - the little Canon's stabilisation system works well!
15 Jan 2011 11:50AM
PS: It's a handheld shot at equivalent of 840mm lens - the little Canon's stabilisation system works well!

I'm saying nothing Steve Wink Hand held???? @ 840mm??? Technology is going beyond me these days Wink Mine was taken tripod mounted, self timer, and mirror lock (1/15th sec @ ISO 100). I wonder what shutter speed your SX30 was registering, or did you preset it? Whatever, am well impressed. Nice one.
Dave.
SteveNZ 8 4 5 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2011 12:04PM

Quote:PS: It's a handheld shot at equivalent of 840mm lens - the little Canon's stabilisation system works well!

I'm saying nothing Steve Hand held???? @ 840mm??? Technology is going beyond me these days Mine was taken tripod mounted, self timer, and mirror lock (1/15th sec @ ISO 100). I wonder what shutter speed your SX30 was registering, or did you preset it? Whatever, am well impressed. Nice one.
Dave.


Hi Dave,
Camera was set at F/5.8, ISO100, 1/60th sec.
I played around with settings over a dozen shots and this turned out best.
I'm still quite amazed that handheld at 840mm resulted in such a crisp image!
Cheers -- Steve.

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