"When the moon hits your eye, lika big pizza pie..."
As I walked toward my car, the clouds were uncovering the moon.
I stopped, took out my camera and waited for the shot I wanted.
(My small camera has a wee tripod attached all the time so I was able to sit it atop my car.)
Sure beats lugging around a full-size one for the moment you might need it.
Under different conditions - like a Super Moon sighting - I have captured more details of the moon.
Again, it was with my small-but-mighty Canon sx260 and its phenomenal 20x optical zoom.
This planned outing with other members of my Photography Group, did involve a regular tripod.
It was a clear night and the moon appeared quite a bit larger than usual.
That - and sharp focus - made for a nice shot.
Hint: set focus between 225,623 and 252,088 miles.
I switched from film cameras to digital about 12 years ago and, as they say, I have not looked back.
Oh sure, the first small P/S (Point & Shoot) ones had a screen on the back about the size of a postage stamp.
The newer ones don't even have a viewfinder.
Once I got the 20x zoom, I realized just how much I had missed the heavy gadget bag on my shoulder, filled with a variety of lenses.
And be careful where you park.
If you can see a sign like this near your car, birds can see your car.
With a bulls-eye on it.
(Click on the photos for more detail.)
I wouldn't stand by that sign looking up too long either.
Unless you're wearing a hat.
And maybe a rain poncho.