Moon, My Garden

Harvest Moon

Lee noticed the full moon was orange in color as we drove home tonight. It’s considered a special full moon this month and it gets its name because its appearance low in the southeastern sky for several nights and this will give farmers extra time to harvesting crops. Of course this is all before the invention of electricity, farmers relied on bright moonlight in the late summer to gather their ripening crops after sunset.

Canon T2i, EF 17-40mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/8, 8sec, ISO 100, focal length 21mm, cropped, spot metering, tripod mounted

This is the actual color around 8:30 pm (20:30).

Canon T2i, EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/5.6, 1/40sec, ISO 100, focal length 100mm, cropped, spot metering, tripod mounted

I try my luck to see if I could photograph under the harvest moonlight, the result is not too bad. I think night photography could be interesting and a tripod is a must.

Canon T2i, EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/5.6, 1/30sec, ISO 3200, focal length 100mm, cropped, evaluative metering, tripod mounted
Canon T2i, EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/4, 1.6sec, ISO 100, focal length 200mm, cropped, evaluative metering, tripod mounted
Canon T2i, EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/4, 20sec, ISO 100, focal length 118mm, cropped, evaluative metering, tripod mounted

10 thoughts on “Harvest Moon”

    1. Hi lady0fdarkness, my camera is nothing fancy but amazing to me that I was able to capture with the gear that I have. I hope Santa will be kind to you, I know you will make a good use of it. 🙂

  1. The moon again alluded me this month. I was all set to go out the night before the full moon and the sky clouded up at the time it was rising. What’s October’s moon called? Maybe I can photograph it.

    FYI, I posted my latest assignment today. Hope you and any of your readers stop by and consider joining in the fun!

    1. Scott, October moon is called Full Hunter’s Moon or Full Harvest Moon, I hated it when the sky clouded up and sometimes I don’t mind waiting in the Summer months, but winter is a little too cold for me.

      This assignment will be a challenge to me, I have to start looking around to see what kind of competition or sporting events are out there. 🙂

  2. Your moonlight photography came out really nice.

    The photos had me think about how summer is coming to an end. I’m going to miss enjoying the cool summer breezes and sitting under the moonlight. But to everything there is a season. 😉

    1. Thanks Cambree. Summer is coming to an end, and we have enjoyed it while in lasts. The Autumn is nice also, but don’t blink because it will be over before you know it. I’m looking forward to seeing the leaves change colors.

    1. Thanks ze, I actually want to get a clear image of the moon and it being that late it’s impossible for me if I want the foreground also. I like this image also, it’s showing that the end of Summer had drawn near. It’s gone now. 😦

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