Tag Archives: Moon

May 30th 2018 Waning Gibbous Moon

Image of Waning Gibbous Moon
May 30th 2018 Waning Gibbous Moon

Driving home Heloise and I noticed the moon on the horizon looking impressive. Threw the Tamron 150-600 G1 on the Nikon D7200 and managed to capture this image with the camera set to ISO 100, 1/200th, F8. I even captured some incredibly sharp images using just a mono-pod all the way down to 1/60th of a second.  Truly awesome how useful the Tamron VC is!

Good Morning January 31st, 2018

2018 Blue Blood Moon and Lunar Eclipse!  The moon was busy this morning.  It had the duty of being the second full moon of January, a Super Moon,  and a Blood Moon.  Unfortunately their was a lot of haze when snapping the pictures this morning so the moon is a bit softer as the eclipse progressed.

Image of 2018 Super Blue Blood Moon
2018 Super Blue Blood Moon

May 10th 2017 Flower Moon and Sunset

What a beautiful evening.  Perfect balmy temperatures and a gorgeous full moon and sunset!  I hope you enjoy the images.

Taken with a Nikon D3300, D7200, and Nikon 35mm F1.8G DX, Nikon 55-300, Tamron 150-600 G1 at 600 f8 1/400th.

Image of May 10th, 2017 Moon Rise aka Flower Moon
Full Flower Moon at rise on May 10th, 2017.
Image of Sunset on May 10th, 2017
Sunset on May 10th, 2017
Image of a Ying Yang symbol created by Mark Finch that reflects the flower moon and sunset from May 10th, 2017
Flower Moon, and Sunset Yin Yang by Mark Finch
Image of May 10th, 2017 Moon Rise aka Flower Moon
May 10th, 2017 Flower Moon at Full Rise.

December 12th, 2016 Super Moon Shots

Heloise and I took some interesting shots of the December Super Moon, but with all the haze it isn’t as sharp as it could be. Later after we got home from Anthem the moon looked like it had cut through the haze and blasted a hole to shine through. I have never seen anything like this, leave a comment if you know the technical name for it.

December 12th, 2016 Super Moon
December 12th, 2016 Super Moon
December 12th, 2016 Super Moon
December 12th, 2016 Super Moon
December 12th, 2016 Super Moon
December 12th, 2016 Super Moon
December 12th, 2016 Super Moon
December 12th, 2016 Super Moon
December 12th, 2016 Super Moon
December 12th, 2016 Super Moon
December 12th, 2016 Super Moon
December 12th, 2016 Super Moon
December 12th, 2016 Super Moon
December 12th, 2016 Super Moon
December 12th, 2016 Super Moon
December 12th, 2016 Super Moon
December 12th, 2016 Super Moon
December 12th, 2016 Super Moon
December 12th, 2016 Super Moon
December 12th, 2016 Super Moon

Lunar Venus Conjunction – December 3rd, 2016

Images of the Lunar Venus Conjunction from December 3rd, 2016.  Heloise and I went out to Sunset Point Rest Area in Black Canyon City, Arizona to take some pictures of the conjunction.  The pics below are all taken with the Nikon D7200 and Tamron 150-600mm G1 lens, except for the horizon picture which was taken with the Nikon 18-55mm VR2 lens at 21mm.

We had to cut it short because even with two jackets on Heloise was freezing.  I think we grabbed all the good pictures anyway.

Image of Lunar Waxing Crescent
Lunar Waxing Crescent at 600mm taken with Nikon D7200 and Tamron 150-600mm G1
Image of Lunar Waxing Crescent
Lunar Waxing Crescent at 500mm taken with Nikon D7200 and Tamron 150-600mm G1
Image of Venus Lunar Conjunction at Sunset
Venus Lunar Conjunction at 21mm taken with Nikon D7200 and 18-55mm VR2
Image of Venus Lunar Conjunction at Sunset
Venus Lunar Conjunction at 21mm taken with Nikon D7200 and 18-55mm VR2

 

Good Morning November 23rd, 2016

Woke up and couldn’t get back to sleep so went out to see if there was anything to get some pictures of.  The moon was a nice waning crescent so I snapped a few shots.  Was a bit difficult to get exposed properly.  The crescent was about 29% illumination which was causing the camera to want to over expose it in live view.  I ended up taking a number of pictures with different settings.

What ended up working the best with the Tamron 150-600mm G1 lens was F8 at 1/200th and ISO 200.  I didn’t see any extra detail at F11 and a bit more softness wide open.

Image of Waning Crescent Moon
29% Waning Crescent taken with Nikon D7200 using Tamron 150-600 G1 lens at F8, 1/200th, and ISO 200.

Good Morning September 19th, 2016

Good Morning September 19th, 2016

The Lord rose me out of bed before the sun rise took some flash pics of the doves. Caught Tom hanging out in the Mesquite Tree. He took off afraid I was going to flashy thing him too. The moon was still hanging in the sky so while waiting for the sunrise snapped a shot of it. The sunrise was glorious. Snapped the last shot of my 35mm Film with it and then took the camera inside and gave it a through cleaning.

Remember God Loves You!

Picture of sunrise as the light just starts to break the dawn.
September 19th, Sunrise
Picture of Tom the cat running down the tree.
Tom realizing he was not hidden in the tree.
Picture of the moon on September 19th, 2016
Picture of the moon
Picture of September 19th, Sunrise
September 19th, Sunrise
Flash picture of doves
The doves having a chat about what that bright light was. (The flash)
Picture of September 19th, Sunrise
September 19th, Sunrise