Thursday, January 07, 2010

The first moon of the decade......

First Moon of the Decade
It was a clear evening on the 1st of January 2010. I went up on my roof and took this photo of the first moon of this decade.
Why shoot the moon? Now that is something that is easy to answer, right from the rhymes and songs one hears as a toddler, when on the mothers knee, we eat our meals looking at the moon, to romantic evenings spent with ones partner, where the moon inspires poetry even out of the most prosaic individual..... the moon plays such an important part.
Most cultures still have a lunar calendar, where the moon and its phases are consulted and lives revolve around its phases. Anyone who lives besides will know, that all activities are based on the tides and their effects.
It was for these reasons as well as many more that cannot be penned down that I decided that my photography sojourn begins by shooting the Sun and the Moon.

The equipment used was a Canon EOS 40 D camera, a Canon 70-300 IS lens, a Kenko 1.4x tele-converter and a MAnfrotto 190 X PRO B Tripod.

The settings were ISO 400, Aperture f/16 and a shutter speed of 1/30.


  1. Seems well worth taking all effort Santosh! was it safe climbing the roof top?? a specially at night with this many gears!! wow! you are brave and not to mentioned keen photographer too.

  2. :):) I think Moon symbolizes the feminine, the powerful feminine, the mystic feminine, the feminine who shines in darkness...