Tuesday, March 22, 2011

"SUPER" Abstract photography

As you may have heard recently we had a “supermoon” The author of
one blog I read actually made an event out of it with her family…FUN!

The moon was very close to the earth and so it was bright and looked bigger than usual. That is unless you cant see the horizon from your house. There were stories the next day about how amazing it looked coming over the Eastern Promanade in Portland, but back to my house we go.

My 4 year old, Liam, is always ready to help out in any way possible so as the moon peaked through the branches approaching the treeline, it was no surprise that he wanted to help me to carry the tripod and camera out into the driveway.

I really should have been more prepared, the tripod legs kept slipping and it was too dark out to see the settings on the camera, by the time I got the first shot off the moon had lost all its orange, and looked pretty regular. I tried to snap a few pics, but they were blurry, that’s when I realized that the shutter speed was really slow in the dark. So I thought, what if I intentionally moved the camera as much as possible rather than trying to hold it still.

Liam and I had a great time making Fireworks out of the moon.


  1. Those pics are SO COOL! How did you do that? And THANKS for the link!

  2. those photos are way more interesting than the moon!

  3. When the camera is on a night setting the shutter opens longer (the sound of the 2 clicks). so while it was open I just moved the camera all around. the streak is the moon moving throughout the frame.

  4. Looks like you guys had fun, that's what it's all about.

  5. Amazing photos!!! The moon was stunning that night. So cool and creative how you captured it!

    bubby & bean

  6. These are cool! How in the world???

  7. Just found your blog through etsy blog team.

    I saw the moon and was pretty amazed - it was so bright and beautiful! I love the photos you took, and I have to agree they are more interesting than the moon itself. Good job :)

  8. The photos are AMAZING!!!
    So inspiring what you did with the super-moon!!


  9. Thanks Mary, that is very kind.