Full moon - hand held

This morning, as I was getting ready to start my work-from-home day, I caught a glimpse of the full moon hovering over my house. I was amazed by its beauty and felt compelled to capture the moment. Although I had a few minutes before I needed to be online, I didn't have time to set up a tripod for a stable shot. So, I decided to try capturing the image handheld.

Normally, I would have been apprehensive about taking a handheld shot of the moon. The slightest movement can result in blurry images, and the moon's bright light can make it challenging to get the exposure right. However, I was pleasantly surprised by the results when I reviewed the pictures later. The image, taken with an APS-C camera with a 300mm lens, had an aperture of f/9.0 and a shutter speed of 1/640 sec, and the ISO was set at 100. Although it wasn't perfect, the image quality was impressive considering it was taken handheld.

Watching the full moon is always a breathtaking experience, and I relish every opportunity to do so. This time, I observed the moon from my terrace, but the cloudy sky prevented me from seeing it in all its glory. Despite the clouds, I could see the crescent shines and some visible glare around the moon. It was a beautiful sight nonetheless, and I was grateful to have witnessed it.

The full moon has fascinated people for centuries, and it has played an essential role in various cultures and religions. The moon's cycles have been used to mark time and help with planting and harvesting crops. The full moon has also been associated with different beliefs and superstitions. In some cultures, it's believed that the full moon brings good luck, while others see it as a time of heightened emotions and potential chaos.

In conclusion, capturing the full moon handheld may not have been an ideal scenario, but it was a rewarding experience nonetheless. I'm delighted with the outcome of the image, which exceeded my expectations, and I'm grateful for the opportunity to observe the moon's beauty. The moon has inspired and captivated people for generations, and it will continue to do so for many more to come.