sacred orb by Melanie Dogan

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full moon once the clouds cleared out, I still want more focal length so I can print it :)

’K’ing of the night

Canon EOS 450D / Rebel XSi
ISO 800


black, dark, full moon, moon, night, white


  • g8tway
    g8twayabout 5 years ago

    Great shot, these big full moons can be very hard to capture detail….at least when you put a big 10 inch mirror on… did a good job getting out there…..:)

  • Thanks Tim! I plan to take more of the moon in different settings (black background isn’t the most exciting) — appreciate the comments :)

    – Melanie Dogan

  • Marion  Cullen
    Marion Cullenabout 5 years ago

    Good work, nice detail and exposure.

  • Thank you Marion, appreciate it!! :)

    – Melanie Dogan

  • Virginia N. Fred
    Virginia N. Fredalmost 5 years ago

    Awesome thanks for the setting, I will try them next time well done…gina

  • Welcome — thanks for you comment :) When it’s a full moon, you can use much faster shutterspeed, it’s awesome! I finally got my 100-400mm lens! Can’t wait until the next full moon…

    – Melanie Dogan

  • Johnny P
    Johnny Palmost 5 years ago

    Beautiful capture Melanie, this turned out very nice.

  • Thanks so much, Johnny! :)

    – Melanie Dogan

  • TaniaLosada
    TaniaLosadaalmost 5 years ago

    Great shot!

  • Thank you, Tania! :)

    – Melanie Dogan

  • hologram
    hologramalmost 5 years ago

    fantastic moon shot Melanie, wonderfully stark and crisp.

  • Thank you very much — appreciate your comments! :D

    – Melanie Dogan

  • emolena
    emolenaalmost 5 years ago

    Fantastic !

  • Thank you again! :)

    – Melanie Dogan

  • JGimages
    JGimagesalmost 5 years ago

    Excellent job, I find it very difficuolt getting a picture of the moon because of the brightness.

  • Thanks JG! :) It was a challenge, haven’t been able to catch a clear shot like this since then, have to wait until the next full moon again!

    – Melanie Dogan

  • Lisawv
    Lisawvalmost 5 years ago

    Wonderful shot of that big full moon. Great detail.

  • Thanks again Lisa! Appreciate it :D

    – Melanie Dogan

  • jskouros
    jskourosover 4 years ago

    Very nice Melanie, the full moon is very tricky to shoot well as there’s so little surface contrast. If you want a different backdrop, wait till just after full moon, and you can get the moon against a lovely blue sky (assuming the clouds part of course)

  • Thank you!! Superb feedback, I appreciate it! :) I am thinking about joining the local astronomy club in my area, I believe they also do some space photography. Keep up the great work and thank for your comments! :)

    – Melanie Dogan

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