Sunday, March 20, 2011

Super Moon, March 19, 2011

Although I've come down with a nasty cold, I decided to try to get a few images of the "Super" moon last night.  Not one of my most successful nights but thougth I'd post a couple of images for you to see.  I used a 100-400 f4.0/5.6 with a 1.4x converter.  With this setup, autofocus is not available since the minimum f-stop becomes f8 with the converter.  My eyes were obviously off last night as I had a low success rate on the in-focus images. 

These images have been cropped significantly as well to minimize the black space.  I was hoping to have detail in the foreground trees that I had put into the viewfinder, but the sun had completely set by the time the moon was at a height to see it and it was too dark to maintain any detail.  I tried some images with the moon directly behind the tree but, due to the diffictulty in focusing, I was not successful at getting good moon detail in any of these shots.

Anyways, thought I'd put up a quick post on two of my images.  Hope you enjoy!




Thursday, March 10, 2011

Monster Jam - Motocross

And here are some of the images of the motocross half time show at Monster Jam.  These guys were insane!  Fast and furious action.  They setup a jump ramp and landed on the dirt mound that you see the Monster Trucks taking off of in the previous post.  Again, using 1000 ISO and all of these images have been cropped.  I wish I had my 70-200 with me, maybe next time.  I would have gained some shutter speed as well by opening up the aperture more since it is a faster lens.  Anyways, enjoy the post!