It has fascinated mankind for millennia. It has likewise been a favorite of mine.
Here’s a view from yesterday afternoon through a 1200mm reflector. It’s not perfect, and I am still striving for the right focus, phase, sharpness, lighting, exposure, etc. It was quite windy yesterday, too–which made the moon shimmer quite a bit. Not quite lucky concerning weather.
On that note, I believe all photography (or successful photos or great photos) are the result of access, luck, and timing (in no particular order). These three from a triangle for which any photographer can select or plan for two. The third is impossible to incorporate and will appear only in a rare moment, making the triangle complete and the photo immortal. I can have access and timing, but miss the luck of the moment. I might have luck and timing, but not the access to get the full shot. I might have access and luck, but not the timing to catch what I intended. If I have only one of the three, it’s a snapshot. If I have two of the three, it’s a great photo. If I have all three, then the photo outshines the photographer or the equipment.
Enough theory. Here’s the photo from yesterday:
More to follow. . .