Why take pictures of the moon … because it is hard

Colonel Assignment - and thoughts about writings and the world

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Above is a shot of the “supermoon” from July 22, 2013. As of late I have been preoccupied with night time photography of the moon.

Why?

I am bored and I am brushing up on my camera knowledge. I have acquired a lot of Canon bodies and lenses over the past two decades and I want to put them to good use.  Boredom may have something to do with it, too.

Why not?

Part of it could be when I grew up. I came of age in the 1970s, when we still thought their might be lunar colonies and trips to Mars in our lifetimes; images taken by Apollo astronauts were still everywhere in the American culture. I was always captivated by astronauts, space station … and science fiction. “Star Trek” showed what sailing the ocean of space might be like and “Space 1999” revolved around a moon colony blasted…

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