I was walking home from shopping along South Broadway the other night, when I noticed this:Beth Partin's photography, moon hanging from a star, night photography, night sky

I’ve always loved it when the moon appears to be swinging from a star, and I’ve been thinking a lot about how to photograph the wintry trees in the Baker neighborhood.* So I stared at the sky for a while and then went inside and got my tripod and my camera. I don’t have a ball head on my tripod, which makes it difficult to take a vertical shot with the camera on a tripod. But I managed. This is a 10-second exposure, and it looks pretty sharp to me. I haven’t tried to print it to an 8 by 10 yet, but I think I will to see if the sharpness is good enough for that size print.

The original shot showed the cars parked on the street, but they were fairly bright, and I thought they diverted attention away from the sky.

*Given how early it was in the evening, the “star” was probably a planet.

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  1. Sybil February 27, 2012 at 2:32 pm - Reply

    Beth, love this photo. You should frame it.

  2. Beth Partin February 28, 2012 at 10:33 pm - Reply

    Thanks, Sybil. Maybe I will!

  3. Dorothy Partin March 4, 2012 at 6:30 pm - Reply

    Beth, you are such a good photographer. That is absolutely beautiful.

  4. Beth Partin March 6, 2012 at 9:12 am - Reply

    Thank you, Dorothy.