Driving around looking for a clear view eastward: no poles or wires, a nice contour to the horizon for the moon to rise up from, not scary-isolated. That last criterion eliminated my very first choice, a beautiful view, but haunted by a murdered young woman. I'm spooked there, even in broad daylight, even if someone is with me.
Nearer to home I scouted a place. I met another lady doing the same. I didn't like it, the view had obstructions to dodge. I told her where I wanted to try next and we both went there. There were a few other photographers there.
I've had little success with moon photos. Always wiggly. I read a little bit in the huge supplemental manual I have for my camera. I put the camera on a little tripod and set it for delayed shots so I wouldn't wiggle it pressing the button. I set it for continuous autofocus so I didn't have to depress the button halfway. That meant I couldn't use auto in general. So I set the aperture. No clue which to choose. T'ain't professional but I like well enough how (some of) the pictures came out.
|Goose families surround us.|
|Did the moon come up but it's too light out to see it?|
|Peeking over the trees at 08:12:38|
|You're getting the blow by blow here.|
|Fully risen by 08:15:48|
|Looks like more spectating than photography going on here.|
|Click on it ... you can see the geese better.|
|Geese by super moonlight|
|Lights along the shoreline|
|The white way . . . time to go home, 08:27:15|
|Freezing this in time|
See you soon.