No, it's not really a true blue moon, as said to happen when two full moons happen within a given month. It's blue because of an accident on my part. I had been taking indoor night shots of my christmas tree and to get the correct lighting I had to change the white balance to tungusten. Well, I went outside right after this and forgot to change the white balance back. If you ever wondered what shooting the moon would look like using a tungusten white balance, this is it.
Nonetheless, this is probably the best moon shot I have taken so far. I think the blue just adds to the photo. For the photogaphers wondering how this was captured: This was taken with my 100-400mm lens at 400mm with my Canon 2X Extender. So, basically with the 1.6 conversion of the Canon EOS 300D camera, the focal length isn't 800mm, but rather 1280mm.
I have only ever dreamed of getting a photograph like this.... kudos Ken!
Dani on 10th November 2008 @ 1:33pm
Thanks. It's simple if you have the hardware. It's all about the glass and how close you can get to your subject. I'd like to have a high powered telescope that attaches to my camera, so that I can capture a great deal more than just the moon some day.
Ken Dobson on 10th November 2008 @ 1:49pm