365 Photo Challenge for 2011 – March 19th

Supermoon!  That’s what was happening today, the moon would be the closest it’s been in twenty years.  So what did I do?  Fell asleep around 5 and missed the moon rise.  I was up at 7:30 though so I went outside with my newly acquired tripod and set to try and shoot the moon.  The moon is not that easy to photograph, it’s usually dark outside so the camera wants to set up the exposure for night, but then the moon becomes too bright, so you need to be in manual to get the details of the moon.  This was taken with my Vivitar 70-210 lens.  By the time of the next supermoon, I plan to have something with a longer focal length.