October’s Luna | Southern westerly

October Luna
photograph taken during a oncoming clouded evening of thirteenth -October – 2013 AD

This month has been very, extreme windy, with very much so of majority of clouds in the landscape.. I guess at the moment over here in New Zealand we’re still breaking into spring….. taking this landscaped photo of the Moon’s Luna surface,  was very just in the nick of time.. when the very sunset clouds have roamed complete over that night. In darken cotton sheered clouds from the southern west direction.. in slightly generous matter.. in the early parts of the evening..

Looking at the Luna, that night was great, despite the oncoming onslaught of clouds, that night.. you could see that, that the moon was in two quarters, also that you could see the beautifully outlines of the craters shadowing there curious intriguing timeless depths.. that night was great, normally you could see only the dark and the light boundaries, known as the Terminator..  In this night, you could see more of the white tones, edging  into the darkness… with the pots shadows of the large or small craters..

How’ it started….

My first of many shots of Luna - first time of that night.
My first of many shots of Luna – first time of that night.

How It started, I guess it started, of watching a you tube clip when Justine Ezarik, known by as iJustine,  place a either Go Pro, or some sort of camera at that she place at the lens of the telescope, I’ve tried to find the exact you tube clip, must be hundreds after that now. So that how it became, got my freshly minted ten MP camera. After so many trials and errors, placing on first starting out with the celestron five inch diameter aperture mirror, it took a while, doing it free hand then later I graduated in to the LX 200 Meade telescopes the Ten plus the eight inches mirror, as I could remeber it was one cold night in which it hasn’t rained for weeks. . Somehow  looking back, that I’m gathering how did Justine did it in one go, presumably with flair, grace, and diligences, with more trails and errors in  that case was those trails and errors my first case of photographing Luna.

At first it was interesting, using different lens, and different mirror sizes, the larger the mirror as I discover trialling it out gave a more definitions of image, interchanging through various sizes, also trailing out the camera zoom which taken a lot of experimental trails to get that right, like in the first episode of Gossip Girl, when there’s a young shorten long darken hair teenage girl, taken her first shots of Serena as she walked up the balcony of the Grand central station in New York city, awaiting her ride back to home on the upper east side.

There’s more as to note, as well the feel of the camera, or you using your iOS device, or Android phone, when free handly photographing your first time of Luna.  Like for example taking photos of Luna through your iPhone, case may vary due the feel of the phone casing, which may change the dynamics of the experience of photographing the moon through the Lens of the  telescope.

Who’s that girl…….?


Where has she been, Serena, and who am I? That’s one secret I’ll never tell! You know you love me ! xo xo Gossip Girl..  in this case it’s Luna the moon that orbits the Earth. it’s also akin to the relationship is like in between Serena van der Woodsen and her Mother  Lily van der Woodsen, akin to the same relationship like Luna to Earth re-learning her daughter again.

When you look up in the night sky, there’s a girl that up in the night sky her name is Luna, she’s the moon that in fully dressed in a white lacy, with a greyish white silk lining dress, finds you around in the dark where there’s no torch, lantern, or lighter that you have to find you around in your pocket or your Lara Croft backpack, also she helps you with your directions if you lost.

When you see Luna, in half or in two quarter phased, you’ll see her interesting features, the depth of the craters, cast shadows , you’ll see her intricate lacy lattice detail surface of her dress, or the Luna surface, how the texture of the surface, the matt graininess between the smoother also roughen terrain.