Full moon photography – tips please

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Nikon D7000, Nikkor 85mm 1.4G (ISO400, f4, 1/400) – used tripod.

Photog skills are rusty. Another skill to sharpen during this corona-tine.

Any tips for capturing moon shots?  And, in the foreground I had trees.  If I adjusted settings to see the evergreen trees the moon was too bright and washed out.  To get the craters in the moon I couldn’t figure out how to also include the trees.

Appreciate any of your photog tips!  Thanks!

My backyard in December through my Nikon D7000 and 85mm/1.4g lens (Danville, CA)

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my lemon tree

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My 855mm/1.4g  lens I hadn’t unpacked in over a year since we moved to California!  Yikes!

Port Angeles sunset with fire haze – magenta halo with Nikon D7000

2015-firehaze-sunset-haloHey shutterbugs!  Anyone have tips on removing the magenta halo around sunset shots?  I have tried the natural and vivid picture settings and this halo shows up with both settings.  Appreciate the help! – Amelia

Whales! Photos taken from the shore near Monterey and Capitola, CA

I have neglected blogging, and taking photos, since we’ve moved to California but, decided it was time to share a few shots of whale sightings in the Monterey Peninsula.  It’s been such a thrill and delight to watch whales several times in the last few months, just from the shore. Powerful, peaceful and magical whales…they calm and astound me.

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Humpback lunge feeding off the shores of Capitola, CA (July 2014)

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Two of the six humpbacks I watched from Moss Landing near Monterey, California (September 2014)

Fresh snow on Vancouver Island – from Port Angeles (Feb. 25, 2014)

Good morning Canada from Port Angeles, WA USA! Fresh snow and sun shining on the mountains on Vancouver Island across the Strait of Juan de Fuca, west of Victoria, BC. Beautiful!feb25snowCAmountains