And Assorted Delights
Full Hunger Moon - Lumix FZ70
I just realized that I have been neglecting this blog. Not as much as I have neglected to post anything new on some other sites and blogs that I set up over the years. I just haven’t posted anything for a week here at Phil’s Place and it’s about time I fixed that oversight.
So, without further ado,...
Hunger Moonrise - Lumix FZ70
Tonight as I was wheeling equipment from the Monday Jamboree musicfest across the parking lot, I looked eastward and noticed the moon was rising. I had the Lumix FZ70 in the car and a tripod in the trunk, so I quickly stuck the camera on the tripod and began shooting.
Daffodil in Dottie’s garden - Nikon D3300
Earlier in the day I was experimenting with the Nikon D3300 and the 70-300mm manual focus zoom lens. The experiment consisted of an ISO setting of 800 to allow fast shutter speeds to counteract shaky hand held blurry images.
Mount Shasta - Nikon D3300
For the most part, it was a successful experiment as long as there was bright sunlight. That’s good to know for those times when there’s no time to set up a tripod.
With the FZ70, thanks to the stabilizer, handheld shots are usually good even at 1200mm zoom. With either camera the results are improved with a tripod and image stabilization turned off.
Mount Shasta - Lumix FZ70
Over the weekend there were opportunities to take a few pictures of the trees blooming throughout Redding.
Delightful magnolia - Nikon D3300 (18-55mm lens)
Sundial gnomon, Mount Shasta, Sequoia School blossoms - Nikon D3300 (70-300mm lens)
Treetop blossom above my balcony - Nikon D3300 (70-300mm lens)
Meanwhile appearing with the Full Hunger Moon; Jupiter!
Moon with lens flare and Jupiter - Nikon D3300 (70-300mm lens)
I was astonished as I took a closer look…
Lens flare moon reflection over Jupiter and one of its moons
What a wonderful world
Full Hunger Moonrise - Lumix FZ70
The Full Hunger Moon is also the Full Snow Moon