Moon obsession

Moon Obsession, Australia

A good question was asked by Nassima in relation to how to photograph moon and what type of lens needs to be used. Thought I write up about this, it maybe useful for anyone who is looking to photograph the moon. It is bit tricky than it appears to photograph the moon.

Blood moon. Nikon D800, 150-600mm

Best type of lens is a telephoto lens if you can get your hands on one, few types of lenses you would want to use, 70 -200mm f 2.8, 150-600mm f5, 70-300mm f4.5, 100-400mm f4, if not what ever the longest zoom lens you have on your camera.

Panasonic Lumix G9, 100-400mm

Remember better the lens more quality and detail the photo will be. You should be able to take the photo handheld without using tripod using following settings. ISO 200 or 400, shutter speed 1/200 or higher, at the lowest f stop your lens allows, e.g if your lens offer f2.8 use f2.8.

If you have no longer lens, then use the shorter lens or the lens you have. Below is an image I took from 12mm-35mm. That’s all I had with the Panasonic G9 at the time, so I used it.

Panasonic Lumix G9, 12-35mm f2.8ii

So hope this is helpful and you have lots of fun taking photos of the moon.

Devon falls

Devon falls, Sri Lanka

This waterfall in located in the hills district of Sri Lanka, the landscape is like a postcard out this way. The view is refreshing from distance.

More Information – ‘Devon Falls is a waterfall in Sri Lanka, situated 6 km west of Talawakele, Nuwara Eliya District on A7 highway. The falls is named after a pioneer English coffee planter called Devon, whose plantation is situated nearby the falls. The Waterfall is 97 metres high and ranked 19th highest in the Island. The Falls formed by Kothmale Oya, a tributary of Mahaweli River. Altitude of Devon falls is 1,140m above sea level.’ – Wiki

Little Niagara of Sri Lanka

St. Clair falls (Little Niagara of Sri Lanka), Sri Lanka

St. Clair’s Falls is one of the widest waterfalls in Sri Lanka and is commonly known as the “Little Niagara of Sri Lanka”. It is one of six waterfalls affected by the Upper Kotmale Hydropower Project.

The falls are situated 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) west of the town of Talawakele on the Hatton-Talawakele Highway in Nuwara Eliya District.[

The falls are located along the Kotmale Oya, a tributary of the Mahaweli River, as it cascades over three rock outcrops into a large pool, running through a tea estate, from which the falls derive their name from. The waterfalls consist of two falls called “Maha Ella” (Sinhalese “The Greater Fall”), which is 80 metres (260 ft) high and 50 metres (160 ft) wide and “Kuda Ella”, (Sinhalese “The Lesser Fall”), which is 50 metres (160 ft) high and located immediately downstream of the main fall. St Clair’s falls are the 20th highest waterfall in Sri Lanka.

Reference – Wiki

Airport Control Centre towers

Control Centre towers, Melbourne Airport

This was a hard and risky shot to take, as I only noticed the sign do not take photographs after taking the shot. Only reason prompt me to take this shot was due to the sun ray that was shining on the towers. this was taken at 400mm zoom hand held, full frame equivalent of 800mm. It’s definitely a keeper.