Thursday, December 4, 2014

Waxing gibbous, December 4, 2014

The weather has been unsettled lately, with snow and rain and lots of clouds. Photographing the Moon has been a hit-or-miss operation. Last night the moon was Waxing Gibbous, nearly Full, and I saw a chance during breaks in the clouds, so I took it.  

The Moon in context. Note Orion shrouded in clouds, emerging over the house. December 4, 2014, 10:27 PM.

Automatic settings, December 4, 2014, 10:29 PM. Unsharp masking applied to bring out detail.

High shutter speed settings, brightness and contrast manually adjusted, unsharp masking applied. December 4, 2014, 10:31 PM.

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