Archive for February, 2016

Photo Friday: Howl at the Moon

February 26, 2016

When you see a full moon setting, it can be an amazing sight, and fun to capture, but when you take a photograph of it the moon can be rather disappointing.  The reason for this, unknown to many, is that when you use a standard lens on your camera, it’s not capable of bringing the moon in close.  If you want to bring the moon in, you are going to need a little zoom.  My best zoom, that made it look close to what my eye saw, I had to go with a 300 mm lens.

In today’s photos, I decided to make the moon even more impressive, I used a 900 mm lens.  The same effect can work with a setting sun.

Photo Friday: 3 Favorites from 2015

February 19, 2016

Here are three of my favorite Photos of 2015.  I felt this would be good because they weren’t used last year, and thought they shouldn’t go to waste.

In the comments, please help with future posts by suggesting topics for photos.


Photo Friday: The other city by the bay.

February 12, 2016

There are a number of similarities between Portland, Maine, and San Francisco, California.  They both have a bridge, they both have more restaurants per square mile than any other city in America, and they both sit next to popular bays.  Despite all the similarities, there are some things that make Portland unique, such as a longer history as a port town, and it was the home of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.  I have taken a few shots this week to appreciate that uniqueness.