The view from my perch on the mountain

Archive for October 8, 2011

October Moon

According to the calendar we’re due for a Harvest Moon this coming week. Naturally, according to the forecast from the National Weather Service in Blacksburg, Virginia, we’re supposed to have mostly cloudy skies and a 50% chance of rain Tuesday night through Thursday night.

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On the off chance that the forecast is wrong, as is often he case, I was out experimenting with my longest lens and newest camera in the back yard last night.

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These images were shot, hand held, with my Canon EOS Rebel T3 DSLR and Sigma 150-500MM optically stabilized zoom lens.

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While I’m pleased with the way these frames turned out, the camera and lens combination weighs in at a little over 5 lbs. While that may not seem like a lot, holding that rascal still while pointing it up at the sky is a TOUGH, especially after shooting a couple of dozen frames!  Thanks you Sigma for the optical stabilization feature.

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If we get a break in the cloud cover Wednesday evening I’ll use a tripod and remote shutter release to eliminate any camera shake and see what I come up with.


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