|10. It's a FULL
MOON! Boy, was this one fun! This will be a two-parter, as the
assignment involved an on-site field trip to the bay front to shoot
the full moon. Mother Nature was considerate enough to send us a
full moon on the night of our meeting, on one of the first clear
nights we've had here in weeks.
As the new slide
show format seems to be a big hit, we'll carry on with it. This
slide show begins with photos submitted by members, and then follows
with a little tutorial on how to get shots of the moon. Next month,
we'll look at some of the shots taken by our members, along with the
wildflowers that will be due for April's assignment.
Once you've engaged the
slide show page,
just hit "PLAY" to run the slide show. If you want
to pause at any time, simply hit "STOP" and the show
will stop on that slide. Hit "PLAY" to pick up the
show from where you stopped and it will resume. The show will
loop until you tell it to stop again, or return to this Photo
Assignments page. Enjoy!
on THIS LINK to begin the
- PART TWO!
our meeting, a number of us went out to the bay front and took
advantage of the full moon Mother Nature so thoughtfully
provided that night.
Bruce and Patty were the last to
leave the bay front, and got front-row seats at the rescue of
four folks from the breakwater. They got stranded out there
for several hours before the Marina Patrol got the word and
made their way out for a pickup. Interestingly enough, just
before the police and fire crews began to arrive on scene,
Bruce and Patty noticed the flashlight from their vantage
point on the bay front, and Patty managed to get a few
photographs of one of the stranded couples as they marked
their position for rescuers. It was COLD and WINDY that night
after a norther blew through. Those folks were glad to be off
of Patty's shots, you'll notice one of her photos has a double
streak running through it. Those are from the wing lights of a
passing C-130 military transport airplane! Patty was on time
exposure when the transport approached and didn't get a photo
of the plane itself, just the wing's light trails as the
transport passed directly in front of the moon while the
shutter was open.
Click on the following links to see the