Blue Moon on 31 August 2012 captured with Canon 60D

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Blue Moon on 31 August 2012 captured with Canon 60D
Sep 1, 2012

Here are a couple of shots of the Blue Moon on 31 August 2012 I captured a couple of hours ago with my new Canon EOS 60D. Just for fun I used my Canon EF-S 55-250mm zoom, admittedly not the best lens for this kind of photography, but since I had never used it to capture the Moon I decided to give it a try.

Both shots are from the CR2 RAW.

When I first went outside this evening the skies were mostly cloudy with bands of high clouds from the remnants of hurricane Isaac. So this first shot is rather ominous looking, but I thought appropriate given the past few days. My heart goes out to the folks who suffered so much in Louisiana, Mississippi, and other locations. (This is a reduced size image with a tiny bit of post processing in Photoshop CS6.)

The second shot was taken a while later after the clouds broke away for a while. (This is a full size crop with post processing in Photoshop CS6.)

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