Weekly Photo Challenge: Solitary


Follow this blog for a while, and you will find me talking about something about our terrestrial neighborhood.  This picture really stands out to me as the purest example of the word Solitary.  The moon just might be one of the most photographed solitary objects I know of.  My shot really holds me because of the inky black surrounding the brighter object that seems to be trying to escape into the darkness itself.

It is almost funny to think that it has been 43 years since man first set foot on the most remote place human beings have ever personally laid eyes on.  That moment when the late Neil Armstrong stood  alone 250,000 miles away from home doesn’t get much more solitary than that.

This early spring shot was my first attempt at shooting the moon, and I was really quite taken with the power of the picture, and I hope you will be too.



About Mike Lemons
I'm a guy in his 40's who has been bumming around the net for years. I am married to a wonderful woman, and have 3 gorgeous kids.

15 Responses to Weekly Photo Challenge: Solitary

  1. It’s a nice, clear shot. Well composed.

    “…the brighter object that seems to be trying to escape into the darkness itself…” or escape from…? It works both ways. Great.

    What did you shoot with?

  2. BobR says:

    Nice shot, some good detail. What lens?

    • Mike Lemons says:

      Believe it or not this was taken with a bridge camera. I used a fugifilm hs25exr super-zoom camera…the pertinent EXIF Info is as follows:

      Exposure Time: 1/60 sec
      F number: 11
      Shutter Speed: 1/64 sec
      Focal Length: 126mm

  3. gabrielbarnes says:

    Reblogged this on Gabriel Barnes @ Blog and commented:
    Great image of our moon.

  4. Amazing photo you have here, and perfect for this theme!

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  7. Marianne says:

    Great shot, Mike. I´ve never been able to get a good shot of the moon – but then I think I would need a much better camera 🙂

    • Mike Lemons says:

      Actually not necessarily Marianne…many people think that shooting the moon requires you to set your camera for very low light…but that isn’t true at all…since the moon is incredibly bright you set it accordingly. Also you just zoom in to the moon as much as possible and you will get some good shots. I’ve seen plenty of “iPhone” shots that are just great, so I am sure any camera you have would work just fine with the right settings.

      Thanks for the kind words about my first attempt… 🙂

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