Monday, June 08, 2009

Shot of the Day #159: The Bleeding Moon

Shot with Nikon D90. Click to enlarge.

So this was technically shot last night, but it was after midnight, so that count's right?

Full Moon out our window, and i wanted to see how detailed and powerful the Nikon's glass was, so I began snapping pictures and noticing that the D90 began shooting delayed exposures for the low light, which is what you see below (or the "before" picture). So in the delay, I began slightly shifting the camera, jostling it a bit from the time my finger depressed the button to the time the aperture closed it's eye again, finalizing the shot. Suddenly, these brilliant delayed exposure shots became a dance of Moonlight, each twist or flick of my wrist a new slash across the frame. What you see above is actually a mix of zooming in quickly and vibrating the frame a bit at the same time in the half second it took to take the shot, which gives the impression that the moon is actually bleeding, or melting from the sky.

Just something about it made me smile, and I love how this was achieved in camera. God I love film and glass.


BEFORE shot:

Shot with Nikon D90. Click to enlarge.


Anonymous Bri said...

That was the Strong Sun Moon, the June full moon that mean time for peaceful relaxation while the crops grew but weren't yet read to harvest. That's why people got married in June. Cool people get married in April :)

2:11 PM  

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