05:45 hrs on a cold winter morning, yes winter is here, taking photographs of a full moon. Not sure what any of the neighbours would have thought if they had glanced blurry eyed out at me in the road and seen me pointing a camera up at the moon. Also is a werewolf still a werewolf all night or does the power start to wain towards the end of the night? I only ask because it was a full moon and well you know… werewolves!
The real reason I was out there was to try out a few settings to nail down the exposure problems I have been experiencing and there can be nothing as extreme as a full moon against the night sky. Anyway, I seemed to have overcome the problem – for now.
The one thing that never ceases to amaze me is that when you look at these images in detail you quickly notice that the moon is surrounded by innumerable stars that we just never get to see without the aid of modern technology. Technology which, in relative terms compared to the cost of telescopes and lens of the past, is really cheap.
Isn’t life strange?