Saturday, February 28, 2009

Slow dancing in the night sky

Slow Dancing
The Moon and Venus danced brightly and unusually close last night, but I didn't realize until later that Feb. 27 provided a more dramatic conjunction than most, because Venus is so bright right now.

I keep an eye on the heavens, but not systematically, so I'm never prepared for these things. Thus, as usual, I did all the wrong things: Shot at a high ISO. Didn't have a tripod with me. Shot hand-held in a stiff breeze with a long lens at a slow shutter speed. Overall, I guess I'm lucky it turned out as well as it did. At least I got the shot. (Yay for image stabilization!)

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