Monday, July 14, 2014


We had a clear night for the "Supermoon" display. Otherwise known as the perigee moon, it is when the moons' eliptical orbit brings it closest to earth.

I took some shots with my Nikon DSLR and 400mm lens as well as with my new Panasonic ZS40. I placed the Nikon on my tripod and used the ZS40 on my mono-pod to keep it steady. The zoom on the ZS40 gives me the equivalent (in 35mm terms) of a 1125mm lens. The ZS40 took the best photos with the results being sharper than the Nikon that night. Anyway, enough of the technology. Here is the best photo of about 50 I took at various settings. This one was ASA 640, 1/500th at f 6.4, tweaked a tiny bit with Picasa which I find myself using much more than either PhotoShop or Lightroom.