Super Moon and the Fair

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Today’s Photo:  Super Moon and the Fair

May 5, 2012 was the super moon for this year.  A super moon is when the moon is at its closest to the earth and it coincides with the full moon.  This causes the appearance of the moon to be much larger than normal.  I spent the evening at the Shrine Circus and Fair at Jim R. Miller park in Marietta Georgia.  I had tons of fun, but it was not the ideal setting for getting shots of the moon.  I was able to get this one of the entrance.  Photography has many artistic abilities due to the technical aspects of how it works.  One of those is the ability to “compress” an image based on the amount of focal length in the lens, for example: through an 18mm lens, objects appear to be farther apart and through a 500mm lens, they appear closer and farther away objects appear larger.  This shot was at 18mm which is why the moon looks small.

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