The Dark Side of the Moon


Occasionally I’ll attempt something new with my photography and every so often I’ll be pleasantly surprised by the results. Last night was one of those situations.

The Bloke bought me an amazing camera as an early birthday present. I’m not great with brands or numbers of these sorts of things, and as I don’t have the camera to hand all I can tell you is that it is a Canon Powershot S something-or-other (I can hear all you photography enthusiasts face-palming yourselves in the background).

Last night was quite clear and the moon was really bright, so I decided to test out the digital zoom capabilities. After a few minutes of getting nothing but a light blob in the middle of the screen I stood and waited to try and allow it to focus a little better, and this was the result. I didn’t use a tripod either! Yes, I’ve done a small amount of editing on Lightroom, but I’m really pleased with the end product!Β 

43 thoughts on “The Dark Side of the Moon

  1. Wow, this is a fabulous picture, thanks for calling me across – I’m glad you did. Sorry I don’t have any advice about that glow though… was it in the original image before you edited it in Lightroom? Do some research into chromatic aberration… this is when you get a light or different colour around the edges of a picture and can normally be corrected in lightroom or photoshop. I’m not sure if this counts as chromatic aberration, but it may be worth reading up about? Sorry I can’t be more help, Suzie. This is a fantastic, excellent quality image – I’m very impressed!

  2. Brilliant Photograph.. I’m not that good with cameras myself but I’d be proud of this shot! There is something about the moon that is quite inspiring and intriguing to me. Probably why I’m up all hours of the night! Brilliant Job x

    Jamie-Leigh x x

  3. Reblogged this on Suzie81 Speaks and commented:

    It’s been a while since I shared some of my photography, so I thought I would reblog this, from about 18 months ago. It was taken just with my compact camera, and edited using Lightroom… I’d love to know what you think!

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