Fly me to the Moon

There are those special full moon days, when u feel that the moon is much larger. The drama created by the clouds is so strong, that you just feel like being one with the night. This weeks shot is from one such days. Photographing the moon is a real challenge, if you don’t know how to do it. But just a handful of tips & a bit of trial and error, you definitely can get a keeper. When I initially started shooting the moon, used to set up my tripod and try for long exposure, you see it was night and dark, right ! Wrong. Moon is one of the brightest objects and at the same not static. Hence any thing less than a 1/125 sec would result in not so sharp shot. This article has lot of details on the technicalities of setting up the shot. Before you head out, u definitely need to know when the next full moon is. This calendar is handy, yeah gone are the days when we all had the time to look up, every night and know when the full moon was approaching.

And to go along with the shot, here is one of my, supposed,  haiku. For my non-tamil readers, have tried my best to provide a close enough translation. Hope you enjoy it as much as the shot.

ennavalae
nee nilavai pondraval
andru alagil
indro thoo’laivil …

Dear,
you are like the moon
then in beauty :)
but, now in distance :(

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Full Moon
Bangalore, Karnataka, India

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8 Comments to “Fly me to the Moon”

  1. Wow! That would make a great framed photo, or a book cover! Beautiful!!!

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  2. Sathya, this is amazing! I really like the eerie feel of the photo – more like art!

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  4. Speechless……..I feel suspended like that glowing moon, smiling at your words…….’Avalai paarkkum bhagyam enakkunda’ – asks the moon.

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