8 December 2010

Day 4: Let There Be The Sun, Moon and Stars.

Photo Challenge # 4!

Day 4: Let there be the Sun, Moon and Stars.
"And God said, "Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years:
And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so. And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also." ". Genesis 1:14-16

-Capture the Sun, Moon or Stars in a creative way! Whether it be the sun streaming through, or a particularly lovely moon. Practice your night photography! Heaven knows, I need to! Remember: pray.

Here are my 2 entries for an example. If you haven't already heard or entered into Capturing Creation then click here and please read ALL the info. For more information click here.

Ok, so not very creative I grant you. But it was a short notice thing!

This is kinda wobbly, but I like it that way. It's an archive piccy, I took it in Auzzie, when I was on the beach watching baby turtles!

For those without blogs, here is the email address that you will need:
Please tell me if you have any problems with sending photos to this email address! For those of you emailing please attach the photos to email rather than sending them through picasa etc.

Also, if you have a blog and you are going to make a blog post, then make sure you link up in a comment!

PLEASE READ: You have from Wednesday (today) to next Tuesday (a day before the next photo challenge) to enter your pictures. That way it makes it easier for the time differences in different countries.

You also have to of entered into at least 5 of the days to win the prize...but if you just want some fun then go ahead!


  1. Oh to be lying on a beach watching turtles would be lovely just now - I'm off work today and the temperature has been - 17 in the car. I am so cold I can hardly write my christmas cards. That's an amazing sun shot. Oh if only our street looked like yours - ours is a disaster.... we have not seen a snow plough for a week.

    I'll add my post up later on today - it's been a difficult week to take photographs.

  2. I love them! i'll do my post about this later on in the week because It takes me a while to capture anything cause of the rain and such! tHERE IS REALLY DARK CLOUDS HERE RIGHT NOW AND IT'S NOT VERY PRETTY! hAHA I didn't mean to do all that capitalized!

  3. I've got mine posted


  4. OK, let me see if this will turn my text into a link to my post.
    If not, it's below and you can just copy & paste it.


  5. Hi again nzkiwigirl (I don't think I know you're real name, but if you don't want to share it, that's fine with me),
    you asked me how I took the photo of the moon?
    Well, I'm not sure if you'd be able to take one like that with your point & shoot, but here's one way to it with a DSLR or p&s with manual controls:
    1) Attach your camera to a tripod for stability
    2) Use your lowest ISO setting
    3) Using TV ("time value" or shutter priority) mode, experiment with shots at various shutter speeds to see which one gets the moon bright enough, but not so bright that it looks like a lightbulb or flashlight beam, or whatever else you think looks like that.
    Although you can crop your photo to zoom in farther, the quality will get worse. This is one instance where having lots of megapixels can be helpful. However, the best thing is a lens with a long focal length; my brother borrowed a Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III, which isn't a good lens, but because of the 300 mm focal length (480mm on a cropped frame), his non-cropped photo of the moon had a lot more detail than my cropped image, since I was using my EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS...his focal length was nearly twice that of my lens. You can see a comparison of the two photos at the bottom of the page, here.

    Sorry for making this comment a long one, but you don't have to publish it; I was just trying to answer your question.

  6. I have, once again, sent my photos to you.