It Hit My Eye: Like A Big Pizza Pie

Waiter: Will there be anything else for you this evening? Moon: No thanks. I'm totally full.

 

Coming in a close second to my deathless obsession with measuring rainfall, is my never-ending crush on the moon, particularly when it hitsa your eye like a bigga pizza pie, such as last night’s full version. So after this morning’s pre-dawn dog walk I situated my 60x spotting scope on the porch (illustrated after the jump), got my point-and-shoot all up in its viewfinder and managed to hold everything steady long enough to land this big fella at 6:31 a.m., juuuust before it got tangled up in the frontyard tree branches and power lines (click to enormify).

2 Replies to “It Hit My Eye: Like A Big Pizza Pie”

    1. Thanks Burns! Holding the cam up against the eyepiece of the scope requires me to get as zen as possible. On top of that the moon has this habit of always being on the move, so once I get it centered in the scope I have basically like a few seconds until it drops out of position. Long story short, for every shot like this there are 10 or more blurry off-target captures that have me cursing softly.

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