Friday, April 03, 2015

Learn with me #132

I once set up the camera on a small tripod on a box sitting on our balcony table, switched the camera to night time shoot and delay and took a photo of a full moon. It came out rather well and I put the photo on my blog. If your missed it, tough.

I am not taking a photo of the moon tonight but let me paint you a word picture. The sky is clear and the moon is full, it is bright and is illuminating my city of  Melbourne. It has hovered in the eastern sky for quite a while and is still there as I type at 8.49 pm. Quite mesmerising really.

I once learnt about when Easter falls and I tried to tell R this morning, but I had forgotten the details and I looked them up again, as I do. This is not unusual for me. I have learnt about 100 times what I remember. Details go in one ear, through a void, and come out the other.

Perhaps your memory is better and you will remember this. Easter falls on the first Sunday after the first full moon after the spring/autumn...gritted teeth, fall, equinox. So say, the first Sunday after the first full moon after the 21st of March.

R is doing stuffs on his tablet, but I will go out now for one last glimpse of a brilliant moon.

25 comments:

  1. I missed your moon photo. Have no idea about when Easter falls...never thought about it actually...said me one always tells me..
    I have taken a moon photo with my big Canon, but I have a Nikon now and only one lends..

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    1. WA, it was probably a while ago when I posted the moon photo. We always know when Easter falls from media or other sources, but I thought it was interesting to know why Easter falls when it does. Don't you be pointing your big lens at me. I shall deny everything.

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  2. You could have put a link to your fab moon pic Andrew ?? Don't forget the eclipse tomorrow night, might try and get a shot myself.

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    1. Grace, I could if I could find the post. I can't imagine how I would have tagged it. What eclipse?

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  3. Where is that link, hmmm? We have several working water mills in the area, I'll try to get inside photos whilst one is running this summer. In the meantime, you might enjoy exploring this site: http://www.oldmills.scificincinnati.com/IN_lawrence_springmill_wooden_water_wheel_page.html

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    1. Jac, as above. I don't know when I posted the photo. I'd like to see inside one. Thanks for the link. I will look when I am done here.

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  4. Andrew, when do you start yourphotography course? I would like to join..

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    1. Gosia, when I have time and the same for you.

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  5. I might look at the eclipse tomorrow. The moon here has been brilliant daylight bright at night. Looked full to me last night.

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    1. Strayer, I have to go to work soon and unfortunately the full moon does bring out the worst in some.

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  6. My moon photos are epic fails.
    Love hearing that someone else needs to learn and relearn some things. And still forgets them.

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    1. EC, you really have to have the camera sitting still on something. I had tried many times before.

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  7. Sadly, Sydney does what Sydney does and our Easter looks like being a four days rainathon. I know we enjoy many sunny Easters but it is the completely rained out Easters I seem mainly to recall.

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    1. What a bugger Victor. (snigger)

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  8. I never tried to take a moon shot, will do one night.
    Sorry I missed yours.
    Merle............

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    1. Merle, while I know I post a photo of the moon, I am really not sure that it was very good. Good luck with yours.

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  9. My moon photos look like a white dot on black paper, no matter how much I zoom in. and I'm not buying another camera with more zoom. Three cameras is enough.

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    1. River, three cameras is what I have bought and I am about to buy a new one, 19 times zoom, but I doubt it will take great moon photos.

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    2. Mine has 30x zoom, and I still can't get decent moon shots. Joanne, who comments at my place has a 60x zoom, maybe that would be better for moon shots. I'm rarely out in the dark anyway.

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    3. That is an impressive zoom River. That is optical zoom? I can't imagine 60x.

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  10. I'm pleased that you experienced a cooperative weather period for your full moon. Was it what they call a "super" moon?
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Supermoon
    We were all set to experience the 94% eclipse of the sun last week.... but we ended up with clouds and drizzle. We experienced some darkening of the skies which Clive referred to as "looks like a normal December day to me".

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    1. Craig, I really can't recall. Perhaps it was a super moon. Anything more than a few days of grey skies and drizzle gets us down. It doesn't happen too often, but even I who likes cool weather has issues with relentless grey skies.

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  11. I got some eclipse photos from last night ... but your non-eclipse photo is actually better!!!

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    1. Thank you Red. I too took some photos of the eclipse but I have not looked at them yet. Maybe one of forty odd will be ok.

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