While I’ve always had fascination with the moon, it grew to a whole new level when I used my Canon PowerShot SX50 HS to capture the rich details of the moon. I was shocked when I looked at my view finder and could actually see the moon’s craters. I remember one of my friends said to me one of my pictures compares to a NASA quality photo. That put a smile on my face.
Out of all the moon phases that exist, I consider the crescent moon to be my favorite. You only get a partial view of what the moon looks like and you need to use your imagination to picture what the rest of the moon would look like.
For me to capture great details of the moon, I set my camera on a tripod and used a timer. I wrote an article on how to take great pictures of the moon. Click here for details.
On December 20th, 2013, I went for a long walk at night. At first, I had planned to take pictures of peoples’ homes decorated with Christmas lights. However, around 1AM most people had their lights turned off. After walking for forty minutes, I looked up in the sky. It was very interesting; it was the first time in my life seeing a moon halo. I was trying to find a good spot to take pictures when I realized a mall parking lot would be a perfect place for this. I’m very lucky I was out that night and managed to take pictures. Not everyone gets a chance to capture a photo of a moon halo.