Perigee Moon

A couple of days after the fact, but it was a busy weekend. I still wanted to have these on the blog.

John and I headed to the east side of town to a place I'd already picked out courtesy of The Photographer's Ephemeris. This is an awesome app that you can purchase for your iPhone/iPod/iPad or Android. I'm sure it has more capabilities than what I've used, but it helps you to plan your photography shoots in accordance with when both the sun and moon rise and set. You can map out this information for anywhere in the world. An example on one video shows pinpointing your shooting location on the map and then seeing exactly when and where the sun will rise. You can view the terrain version of the map and see that based upon the sun's angle on a particular day, you would have some very harsh shadows on a particular mountain face. But it you chose a different day - say a month earlier - you would have some much lovelier light on that particular location.

But I digress. If you like to take pictures or want to know when and where the moon or sun will be, check this out. It's free on your computer, but you do have to buy it for your portable devices. Given all that it offers, it's a terrific deal!

Onto more important things.
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The weather couldn't have been more perfect and I was especially delighted to have a few wisps of clouds across the moon.


Ms Mothra said...

As usual, beautiful pictures! You got some great shots!
AND BirdDog had turkey! Yay!

Dianne - Bunny Trails said...

All in all a very good night. Lovely weather, great moon shots, and a yummy dinner with wonderful company! :-)

Kristal said...

You got some great shots. We had clouds...

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