Tonight, I showed Lain this picture of the moon. Lain has picked up the old Nex F3 trying to learn the nuances of photography. With her attention to detail, that should not take her very long. She said they had watched part of the movie ‘Apollo 13.’ I told her that I was in 8th grade when this mission and its ensuing disaster happened. We all kept up with news reports during the almost six days while the astronauts circled the Moon and returned to Earth safely. It was quite an intense time!
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I have used captures of the moon while working on my technique with shutter and aperture adjustments. Two nights ago, we had a particularly bright waxing gibbous. This was my first trial with the new α6000. The shots came out very well – I got more surface detail than I could before. The featured picture is a hand-held shot at 1/320 second, focal length 200 mm, f6.3, iso 400, JPEG processed by the camera, and shadows enhanced in Picassa 3™.