I took this one because in just a few days we’re going to have the biggest Supermoon we’ve had in quite some time, for the same reason that last month’s Hunter’s Moon was so big. Our favorite satellite is coming closer to Earth than it has in quite some time, so the moon viewing opportunities are prime.
Keep in mind that this was taken with a humble Nikon Coolpix L830 while braced on a board fence.
I wanted to take a picture of the moon last night the same as I did two nights ago, but it wasn’t in the right position to use my usual trick of bracing my camera on the back fence. Still, the sheer beauty of the moon as it peeked through the treetops made me find a way, and it worked well enough that I wanted to share it here.
I sat in a chair so that part of me was braced, and for a monopod I used a sponge mop! It was dry, so no harm done to the camera. However it worked well enough that I was able to get several shots of the moon. At maximum zoom, it’s of course rather hard to hold still, and this little help was invaluable. The spongy texture was stiff enough to support my hands and the camera, and soft enough not to scratch the finish, and the pole handle made a sturdy base that I could angle as I liked.
The featured image shows my result. Still not perfect, but my camera isn’t a fancy expensive one and I was doing without a tripod or telescope. I’m happy with it!
I think the waning harvest moon is almost prettier than the full face. I took this with a Nikon Coolpix L830, and it’s not too bad for all of that. It was at maximum zoom, and my hands were braced on the top of my car. All thanks to my neighbor, who alerted me to the sight.