I always loved those long exposure 'star trails' pictures but never had a camera that could do that until recently. Yesterday I attempted to take some for the first time, and I think they came out pretty well! These are both around 2hrs worth of exposure.
The moon has also been a favorite of mine to shoot, I always tried with my old point'n'shoots but never had really good pics (except the one I'll show below). Back a couple months ago when we had the 'super moon' I had just got my Canon 60D literally the day before. So I threw on the Canon 70-300 I also got and went outside to capture the super moon. Well I didn't even know yet how to change a lot of the settings! And I didn't even have a tripod yet! I still can't believe the shot even came out using a lot of the default settings and hand held.
But anyhow, here is the super moon from this summer:
Here is a nice shot of the moon slightly into the waning gibbous phase. This time I had a tripod and at least knew how to adjust more of the settings lol:
But even still the 70-300 focus is extremely touchy at that range. And I don't think it was perfect in that picture. Still working on it.
And here is the best shot I ever got with a point and shoot, my trusty Canon S5:
This was one of those times the moon is huge and dull orange just barely over the horizon early in the evening. And that is as orange as it appeared to the naked eye. Hope to catch a similar shot with the new camera sometime. Sorry that's as big as that one gets, its 100% crop with the 8mp sensor.
These are from a couple years ago with my Canon S5. It was in the middle of the night and was very foggy. There was also a full moon out and clear skies which illuminated the fog and made everything glow. Well it didn't come out with the same effect on the camera but this is what I got anyhow: