Harvest Moon on High

Later in the evening at Scarborough the moon had risen high enough to turn the usual whitish colour. I steadied myself and took this shot handheld at full optical and digital zoom (48x - roughly 600mm equiv.)

View all photos taken: Saturday, 7th October 2006, This photo: 7:46pm

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  • rainforest_harley said:
    nice one david , my 150 mm just can't do it :-)
  • David de Groot said:
    That's the beauty of the S2 IS. It's versatility. I don't use digital zoom on anything else, but the moon makes for a reasonable picture :)

    Nowhere near as sharp as a telescope mount and a dSLR, but hey, you work with what you have :)
  • looby88 said:
    its rather nice, you could try to sharpen it a little .. ?
  • David de Groot said:
    I could but it probably wouldn't help much - digital zoom sucks for clarity.
  • benefit of hindsight said:
    your moon is wonky down under :-)
    I'm impressed that you did this hand-held. I used the tripod on moon shots like this.
  • David de Groot said:
    hehehe I'll blame the hand-held nature of it ;)

    IS works well for these shots.
  • Margot- said:
    WOW, what a moon, David! Great shot!
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Margot :)
  • a777thunder said:
    Thats an Awesome moon shot David
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Kev, it's not too shabby at all, considering the digital zoom used to get it that large.