Monday, February 1, 2010

Photo #6 - Full Moon

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Once again I spent my Saturday night in the cold amongst the darkness. It was a full moon and well below Zero, so I piled on layers of clothing and headed out with my camera and tripod. I didn't know where I was going, so I headed in the general direction I usually go to take photos, along Riverside Drive.

My first idea was to go to the beach and see what it looked like out there. But once I got there it just didn't do it for me. Then I remembered a place I've been meaning to check out. One of the 3 hills this city has to offer, just off Banwell road, which I believe is the border between Windsor and Tecumseh. So I was technically just outside of Windsor.

My photo this week is fairly simple, a tree with the full moon and stars hanging overhead. I wanted to get the moon in more shots, but at the time (around midnight) the moon was almost directly overhead, making it hard to get it into a photo with any kind of foreground, even with the fisheye lens.

Bonus Photos from the same night.

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This photo is looking West, across the top of Windsor. I really liked the way all the houses in the foreground looked. They're all new identical duplexes laid out very symmetrically. For the rest of the night I had the theme song from "Weeds" stuck in my head.

When you look at the large version of this photo you can see the Ambassador Bridge way at the back, miles away. It also shows how flat this city is, and why I was so excited to shoot some photos on a hill, even if its only 40 or 50 feet high.

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Not to much to say about this last photo. This is looking North across the landscape of this small hill. What I really like about this photo (more so in the large version) is the stars in the sky. Not a bad collection of stars considering the city glow creeping in from the East. Thanks for looking.