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Moon in the Clouds – Illinois

I’m sure this is by far not the coldest I will be this winter out trying to take more photos, but it was pretty chilly, and I didn’t have any gloves on, so that counts for something. I’ve been saying for a long while now how I really wanted to get a great moon photo, and I think I’ve captured my best thus far.  Let me tell you something, though, trying to get the moon in focus on a 450mm equivalent lens is pretty dang tough. Even at f8 the depth of field is hair thin, and not being sharp is just bad form. I’ve managed to get pretty good at zooming in 100% on my live view and being able to lightly dial in the focus manually, but I was out there a while trying to get it just right.

Moon in Clouds Illinois William Woodward