Exposure: The Crescent Moon

I’m heading out of town in a few days… a random trip to DC with my sister and a friend of ours.  I should’ve been packing a little each day this week, but I haven’t.  I pack better under pressure.  I don’t fly much.  Actually, I haven’t been on a plane since May of 2010.  It’s sad, I know.

Anyway, part of my packing is always dragging my camera garb out a day or two before hand to charge everything up, make sure I have memory cards and all that jazz.  I happened to catch sight of the moon tonight from our back door as I was dragging out my stuff and decided to pull out the tripod and catch a few quick shots.

My first shot...

My first shot…

My first shot was exposed longer than my second (6 seconds I think) and even though the sky was bright, you could still see the stars really well.  You could actually see a lot more in this shot than I could see in person.

My second shot...

My second shot…

This shot was much more true to what I could see with my eyes.  It was literally taken less than a minute after the first.  Notice how different the moon looks from one picture to another?  This shot was exposed less (4 seconds, I think) and with a much higher f/stop.

Sometimes what we see is a matter of exposure.  The same truth we see through the camera lens is true in so many parts of life.  Expose yourself to something long enough and you might see things differently.  Sometimes, 2 extra seconds is all it takes.

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3 Responses to Exposure: The Crescent Moon

  1. Crystal says:

    I love anything to do with the sky. You really captured some beautiful shots of the moon! :-)

  2. Ashley Rehorn says:

    Enjoy your trip! I NEED a girls’ trip. So important to take care of YOU. (Or so I hear.) :)

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