When the Moon and Planets Come Together!

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I hope tonight I will have more time to play with my settings!  Last night I was out with a friend and as we were leaving the restaurant our other friend pointed out this awesome sight!

I was trying not to speed home so I could break out the camera, clean off the dust and capture a few shots before it disappeared behind the hill!  It has been awhile once again maybe this will snap me out of my photography slump!

I hope everyone has a wonderful day or night where ever you may be on this amazing planet!

An Eye In The Sky, much more appealing than the other eyes in the sky.

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The Moon… who can resist, not I.   Still playing and learning in both the Manual Mode of my camera and Photoshop.  It is pretty amazing when you set your mind to something how much easier it gets each day! If I can do this anyone can!!!

What I saw and what I could capture with the camera alone are two different things.  So the bulk of the photo is one picture and the Moon is another.  In Photoshop I opened both photos and took the moon from one shot, that had the surface detail of the moon and used the quick select tool, that I learned about from (Photofocus) and moved it to the photo that had the star burst moon and combined them to get this one picture!

Hope you like it!

Playing With Night Time

Going home!

Going home!

The Moon was pretty tonight, closing down the Aperture gave it a nice star look!

Played with the second photo in Photoshop and used the filter Paint Daubs, it smoothed the look of it.  I thought it looked nice. This one was taken yesterday.

Moon over Orion

Moon over Orion

I Have A New Relationship With The Night Sky

Through the trees eye see...

Through the trees an eye… I see!

I never thought I would be into nighttime photography but after discovering the potential for such beauty through the manual settings… I have a new adoration for the night sky!

Through the trees such beauty I see!

Through the trees such beauty I see!

I was able to go out last night and go hike to the top of a hill and snap some shots.  Out of the 7 I got one that takes my breath away every time I see it.  I think it has the potential to be sellable!  I haven’t posted it yet but soon.

If you are like me and taking on this adventure of the Manual Mode with your camera, don’t give up!  I always gave up and I have been taking pictures in auto for as long as they have had digital cameras.  This year only a couple months ago I decided I am going Manual.  I have gone Auto in emergency situations when I didn’t want to miss something crucial, but when you have time to think and experiment Manual is the way to go! Loving it!!!

Chasing The Moon And Stars

Just a Slice

Just a Slice

I have been busy, busy!  Lots of shots missed but was able to capture a few this evening!  Still need a remote shutter release it will make things much clearer I am sure!  Very sleepy tonight so this will be short and sweet!

Reaching for the stars.

Reaching for the stars.

I don’t like to over process my pictures too much, but sometimes making them storybook like is fun!  Get artsy and have fun once in a while!  You can still make great things with your photos that aren’t up to par with a few fun edits.

Peshastian Pinnacles

Peshastian Pinnacles

The Trees Sing Praise

The Trees Sing Praise