Monday, March 21, 2011

Shoot the Moon

Trying to "shoot the moon" with a point and shoot camera is probably an exercise in futility.  Besides, it was way too cold to be standing outside snapping photos. 

I got a few interesting shots, but nothing really crisp and certainly nothing with any definition.  I learned that hand-holding even a tiny point and shoot in such low light situations will undoubtedly result in blur - in most of my photos, the moon was quite misshapen. 


I played around a lot in Photoshop with some of my noisy photos and found that by greatly increasing the saturation, I could get this artistic interpretation of what we all saw on Saturday night.  Looks like a good background for an art journal page.

6 comments:

Melissa said...

I agree that would make a great background for an art journal page!

scrappyjacky said...

Personally I just love that first shot,Cheri.

scrapchick said...

I like the through the trees shot! I had a hard time as well, need to read up on shooting at night like that.

Karen said...

These are pretty amazing with a point and shoot. I had a lot of misshapen moons that night with my DSLR. I went to a lecture last night on night photography at our local camera club. There's a lot to remember to get good night shots. I'm hoping to give it some practice once it gets warmer.

Kelly said...

This reminds me of trying to take pictures at the beach. You did a much better job that I did!

humel said...

Oh, wow - that second image looks gorgeous, and I can't wait to see what you do with it! xx