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Moon Over Houses

When I looked out the window the other evening I saw a photo op, so I grabbed my camera and had a go. I’ve tried pictures like this before but they never came out using a camera phone or point-and-click.

I set the shutter speed to 1/40 second. I didn’t want to risk going lower in case my ageing hands caused the camera to shake too much, especially as I was zoomed in a bit as well.



I’m not sure in the next one if that bright spot above and to the right ofΒ the moon is a star or planet or maybe a satellite.



I cheated a little bit in a photo editor. The originals showed a ghost image of the moon (see below). I don’t know if it was an artifact of the lens, or if it’s because I took the shots through double glazing.

Moon Artifact

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  1. NotAPunkRocker
    April 26, 2015 at 8:05 am

    Pretty awesome! Nice job on the recent pics πŸ™‚


    • April 26, 2015 at 8:20 am

      Thanks! I’m glad that I’ve now got a camera I can change settings on to get nice scenes to come out properly. I tried exactly the same scene a few weeks ago with my camera phone and was very disappointed with the results (or lack thereof).


  2. April 26, 2015 at 8:26 am

    At this rate, Ali, you’ll soon be an expert with that new camera. πŸ™‚


    • April 26, 2015 at 8:29 am

      It’s fun trying out the different settings!


  3. Lyn
    April 26, 2015 at 8:57 am

    Really good shots, D-Man. The second photo looks like a page from a kid’s picture book about night and day πŸ™‚


    • April 26, 2015 at 2:19 pm

      Thanks! I’ll have to do a “day” picture to go with it πŸ™‚

      Liked by 1 person

  4. April 26, 2015 at 11:41 am

    Great shot, and the rooftops frame it really well πŸ™‚


    • April 26, 2015 at 2:20 pm

      I made sure to get the rooftops in, I thought they framed it well too.

      Liked by 1 person

  5. Merbear74
    April 26, 2015 at 12:12 pm

    That’s an awesome camera to take such awesome pictures!


    • April 26, 2015 at 2:20 pm

      I’m a happy bunny! And hopefully “Mr Zoomy” will allow me to take pictures of happy bunnies πŸ™‚


      • Merbear74
        April 26, 2015 at 2:22 pm

        We have bunnies here where I live…and squirrels, ducks, deer and sadly bugs. πŸ™‚


        • April 26, 2015 at 3:10 pm

          Yay bunnies! There are bunnies and squirrels around the place but I’d have to go out and about to get a picture.


  6. April 26, 2015 at 3:02 pm

    Great shots!! Everyone takes pictures of the full moon, but it’s much harder to catch that slender slipper moon. It is beautiful! The reflection was probably both a lens artifact AND a reflection.


    • April 26, 2015 at 3:11 pm

      Thanks! I’m really pleased with the way my camera performed. I have to stop taking pictures through glass πŸ™‚


  7. April 26, 2015 at 4:55 pm

    Very nice Ali πŸ™‚


  8. April 26, 2015 at 5:01 pm

    Lovely photos! But you know what they say about photographing the moon through glass i suppose!


    • April 27, 2015 at 7:35 am

      It’s like I can’t be bothered to open the window or something πŸ™‚


  9. April 26, 2015 at 5:35 pm

    I always assumed the bright spot by the moon was Venus… but don’t quote me because I’m not an astronomer, just someone with their head up Uranus. πŸ˜‰


  10. April 26, 2015 at 10:37 pm

    Great pics. i love the colour of the night sky and the slither of a moon. I think the bright spot is Venus, too. It’s called the Evening Star and sometimes is very bright not long after it’s gone dark.


    • April 27, 2015 at 7:36 am

      I thought it was probably Venus too, though I always expected it to be nearer the horizon.
      I’m glad you liked my photos!

      Liked by 1 person

      • April 27, 2015 at 7:51 am

        I did! Perhaps you were destined to be a photographer, Ali? πŸ™‚


  11. gentlestitches
    April 27, 2015 at 1:55 am



  12. April 28, 2015 at 10:42 pm

    Beautiful pictures. πŸ™‚


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