I’ve always found the moon an interesting subject to photograph. It can show up any time of the day or night, low on the horizon or high up in the sky. It’s a challenge to photograph with my point-and-shoot camera. I like its 12xoptical zoom but it can have a hard time focusing on the subject. And if I want to capture something else in front of it, I rarely get both subjects, near and far, with the right lighting or focus. So I use Photoshop to create the photo I really want by combining the two photos together: the one with the moon lighted and focused on just right, and the other with the foreground under the right light and sharp content.

Here are a few photos that were created this way. Remember you can click on each photo to see it in a larger format.

Unfortunately my camera is a little grainy in very low light but I still like how these two photos came out.

Full moon rising above the horizon

Full moon rising above the horizon

Full moon rising beyond the trees

Full moon rising beyond the trees

Somewhere the moon can be quite visible in the middle of the day if the light is just right. Here are a few photos capturing this phenomenon.

Moon rising during the day

Moon rising during the day

Moon rising behind tree branches

Moon rising behind tree branches

Moon rising in the afternoon

Moon rising in the afternoon

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About Milka Pejovic

I'm a freelance writer, artist and photographer. I write mostly for business, not enough for pleasure, and I take a lot of pictures of the world around me.

2 responses »

  1. dearrosie says:

    Really lovely images. Its not easy capturing such a large moon.

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