I set up the tripod and my 40D mounted on a Sigma 50-500 and a lens doubler, both not high end options, but they are adequate for what I typically use them for. I sighted in the moon and then turned on the Live View function of the 40D to make the minor focal adjustment.
What an awesome picture, I was so ticked trying to take pictures of the moon the other day. I am glad that someone figured out how to do it…
I have a confession, today was a lousy day to take pictures. Let me recap:
8:00 AM While passing cows, with fog coming off the ground, and the rising sun, I decided to take a bunch of pictures that could easily pass for an Ansel Adams knockoff. Instead, they just turned out like garbage.
9:00 AM Got to Dr. Silcox’s office, began installation of a bunch of new hardware in my mouth.
10:30 AM Left the office, in pain.
11:30 AM Met Tom, towed the car home. (Alternator went out last night.)
12:00 PM Lunch, very confident about morning pictures. Can’t wait to get in front of the computer for awesome phlogging goodness.
1:30 PM Down at the Stanley’s now, working.
3:30 PM At Home Depot, poof, $80.00 gone.
4:00 PM At Sport Clips, where have you been all of my life? It is like a Man Spa. For $15 bucks, I got a haircut, shampoo, steamed towel on my face for five minutes, then a back massage. All of this while being surrounded by ESPN on at least 15 televisions. Wow, awesome.
5:00 PM Home now. Warm breadsticks from Little Ceasers. Yum.
5:20 PM Time to fix the car.
5:40 PM Alternator is out, ready to roll down to Lehi to get the new one.
6:30 PM Back with the new one, putting it in.
6:45 PM Broke the last piece, now in a panic. Spent more money then I would care to admit, and now I might have to buy it again.
7:00 PM At the Checkers in Saratoga Springs, they are willing to trade the part in on warrenty.
7:02 PM Called the Lehi store, (where I got the part) headed there to pull the broke part off of the one that I turned in.
7:13 PM Got the new part, headed home.
7:45 PM New part in, test drive taken, all is well. How awesome is that.
8:27 PM Sit down to watch the debate, and start phlogging post-processing.
8:44 PM Ticked at the caliber of the pictures, maybe some pictures of the moon?
9:02 PM Done cursing the moon. How do people do that?
9:30 PM Played with a goofy picture of myself that I took earlier. Guess it will have to do.
9:58 PM Posting Phlogging Day 8, commited to do better tomorrow.
Some of the field pictures can be found here, here, and here.