Wolf Moon

#moon #fullmoon #canonsx40hs #oklahomaskies #myoklahoma

We had a really nice moon the other night so I grabbed my Canon SX40HS SuperZoom and went out there and superzoomed it. Not knowing much about I was trying the Aperture Priority settings, holding it in my hand,  and not getting much of anywhere with it. A bunch of fuzzy wuzzy blobs in the sky. So I went inside and googled “How to take pictures of the moon with the Canon SX40HS” and I found a video.

It’s by an English chick and she said to just use the Auto setting but use a tripod. So that was what I did. I was way superzoomed and even using the timer and the tripod the image was  moving around but I did get lucky with one shot. So I’m all excited about the camera again. I just need to be checking the English chick’s videos on the camera. She has dozens of them covering all aspects of the camera.

I posted the photo on Instagram cuz I was kind of proud of it and people were nice and all but some guy got on there and accused me of stealing the photo from him. Like, that got my righteous ire up and going. So I blocked and reported him as Inappropriate. That’ll teach him.

My friend Tom, the great hunter and outdoorsman, told me that the January full moon is called the Wolf Moon. And turns out it is true. At least according to the Farmers Almanac and they are never wrong are they? I love the name. So I’ve been a Wolf Moon shooting fool.

Wolf Moon over Turkey Mountain #moon #wolfmoon #turkeymountain #igersok #tulsa #oklahoma #myoklahoma #oklahomaskies

This grainy pic is from my Nikon and it shows a faint Wolf Moon over my favorite place in Tulsa, Turkey Mountain. I probably need to see what the English chick says about my little Nikon.

Full Moon,  (the Wolf Moon) over south Tulsa from Turkey Mountain. #fullmoon #wolfmoon #southtulsa #tulsa #oklahoma #igersok #running #nightrunning #trailrunning #cityscape

And this grainy photo of the Wolf Moon is from last night and it is from the top of Turkey Mountain looking east over south Tulsa. So it is the companion pic to the one above.  I have taken to running at night on the trails of Turkey Mountain once a week or so with a group of people. We run with headlights and it takes a little getting used to. You definitely have to keep your eyes on the ground. I’m one of the older and lots slower guys and they are nice and wait for me as I pick my around the rocks and roots. I haven’t fallen or sprained anything yet but I’ve stumbled a few times.  I’m about at the point where I’m ready to go by myself a time or two up on the mountain. (Shhhhhh, don’t tell Heather!!! She wouldn’t be happy by that plan.)

The “Mayor” of Turkey Mountain and fellow blogger and geocacher, Trailzombie wrote a post on his blog of our adventure on Turkey Mountain. Check it out here.

So, that is about it for today and what I want to know are two things.

One, where do you to learn how to use your camera?

Second, do you have any pics of the Wolf Moon.

And third, has anybody accused you of stealing their photos?  How did you respond. You only have to answer that if you are innocent.  Or you can confess if you want. We are all about forgiveness on Yogi’s Den.

Linking with Skywatch Friday

25 thoughts on “Wolf Moon

  1. Gaelyn

    I’m constantly learning about my cameras, some by trial and error and some by google. I tried the moon last night but was too lazy to pull the tripod out, so they suck. Never been accused of stealing someone’s photo. Nice shot of the moon on tripod. I’d agree with Heather about the running alone at night on the mountain.

  2. Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti

    Wow, Yogi–this is one wonderful moon photo! Your camera does have a super zoom! I know tripods make almost any photo more professional and clear, but I hardly ever use mine, as it is heavy and awkward to carry around. I belong the a Front Range Wildlife facebook group and that is all the photographers talk about their “glass” ( camera lens) and their tripods. I guess I’ll never be a professional phtographer as i like to take my photos on the run..lol!

    1. yogisd7_wp Post author

      Generally I use my tripod only for group photos, where I am in the group, and my pinhole analog camera that requires a two or three second exposure. Other than that it is running and shooting.

  3. apaley

    This is the most amazing shot. It almost looks as though it could be a fruit or balloon with the “indent” at 4 o’clock.

  4. DrillerAA

    Great image Yogi. Yep, I have an SX30 super zoom and when you zoom it all the way out, it becomes extremely sensitive to motion. I think that even when placed on a tripod, the slightest breeze will cause motion. However, it is incredible for fireworks. Just put it on a tripod and set it to the “fireworks” setting, then let the magic begin. I will have to check out those other videos because I’m sure that a good portion of her information will apply to my camera as well. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Ellen

    Nice picture brother! I’ve always wanted to know how to get a good moon shot that doesn’t look like a pinhead on the horizon. This looks just like the moon over my house a few days ago. Perhaps you stole this shot from me. 🙂

    I have taken a couple DSLR classes that I found through Groupon. Dana teaches me a lot about my camera too.

    Yes, I have a shot of the wolf moon from a couple days ago–but it’s tiny and nothing like yours.

    I’m going to look up that English chick.

  6. bayou

    tripod is a must, pro told me a long time ago try: f/8, 1/80 sec, ISO 80… still experimenting, you’ve seen mine.. This is nice, keep trying…Canon SX30IS, btw there is a setting on that one for 1.7 extra mag, check yours?

  7. sylviakirk

    Awesome moon shots!!! I love them and you are GOOD!! Thanks for sharing and inspiring me to try again!! Hope you have a great weekend!! Enjoy!

  8. Lew

    Very good moon shot! If you are able to set your Canon to center metering, you probably can get good shots of the moon without the tripod. Certainly small aperture and longer exposure will be better.

    1. yogisd7_wp Post author

      Hmmm, I appreciate the tips. I can put the camera on center metering in the “P” mode I think. I can also do bracketing in that mode so maybe I could get a little HDR pic of the moon.

  9. Linley S

    Hi Yogi, great shots of the moon. I was fighting an extremely strong wind when I took my moon shot, so it was not as sharp as I had hoped for, even with the tripod, I used a canon sx 50 . I will check out the video for hints too.

  10. Eileen

    I have the same camera and it is awesome for taking shots of the moon.. As you can see by my skywatch post. Sorry about the jerk accusing you of stealing his photo.. I love taking shots of the moon.. And the wolf moon is cool. Great post and photos.. Have a happy weekend!

  11. orchid(Japan)

    Hello, Wonderful moon shots☆☆☆ And I really appreciate you that you taught me about ‘wolf moon’. I wish I will be able to take better moon pictures or sky shots♪♪♪
    Sincerely from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

  12. Su-sieee! Mac

    I haven’t gone searching for how to get better photos out of my point and click camera, but I have been thinking about doing so. No one has ever accused me of taking his/her photo, but I have had to call out people who have used my photos on their sites without my permission. After the first time it happened, I started putting a watermark on my photos. If you haven’t you may want to consider it. Less chances of someone saying you’ve taken his/her photo.

  13. Peter B

    That’s a beautiful moon shot, well done!! I’m kind of jealous of these super-zoom cameras. I think I read the Canon SX50 has the zoom capability of a 1200mm lens!! My biggest telephoto is 300mm, and I can add a 2X extender to get up to 600mm, but it’s big and heavy and expensive and still a long ways from what the super-zooms get!

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