Saturday, June 3, 2006

Moonshot

Close, but not close enough.

Last night, seeking some quiet and something to do that took no energy I sat out at twilight, staring at the moon with camera ready.  Ready for what?

For a one in ten-thousand chance that a passing airplane would pass directly in front of the moon and make a silhoutte.  A few birds came by but they were too fast for me.  Finally an airplane came NEAR.  In desperation I snapped a picture.

The result is above: a half moon and way...way down in the lower left is a speck that was the airplane.  I had to blow the image up immensely to capture even this...

It was not a bad way to spend an evening, and remember, even all of NASA's moonshots didn't work the first time.

5 comments:

garnett109 said...

thats what my gluacoma looks like

msecz said...

well thats better than I do .... seems all my moon shots are double exposure... I think I will try again tonight and see what I can do...Sandra

jckfrstross said...

wow:)

Deb

mtrib2 said...

The fact that knowing the story behind it gives it all the aspects of art.     mark

monponsett said...

I managed to actually somehow MISS the moon when I tried to photograph it the first time.... haven't tried since, either. getting the first snow of the year was a triumph for me.