A full moon sends everyone a little crazy, but capturing good moon photos is an extremely difficult photography art to master. A well done photograph of the moon can add atmosphere to a photo like nothing else, but most shots of the moon tend to be bland and disappointing.
So we decided to go and see what we could find in terms of fantastic moon photography.
Once again, the good Creative Common folks from Flickr have produces some exceptional photos of what is really an over-done, but usually poorly-done subject. They certainly seem to buck the average trend with these awe inspiring moon photos.
As always, you can find some more information at the end of the post about photographing the moon and how it should be done to produce results like these.
The bird and the moon II[/url] by =http://www.flickr.com/people/luchilu
Luz Adriana Villa A.[/url], on Flickr=http://www.flickr.com/photos/daves-f-stop/5473406178
Full Moon Over Xi'an[/url] by =http://www.flickr.com/people/daves-f-stop
Dave Morrow's Custom Creations[/url], on Flickr =http://www.flickr.com/photos/daves-f-stop/5423983105
Starry Night [Explored][/url] by =http://www.flickr.com/people/daves-f-stop
Dave Morrow's Custom Creations[/url], on Flickr =http://www.flickr.com/photos/luchilu/2811724705
the bird and the moon week[/url] by =http://www.flickr.com/people/luchilu
Luz Adriana Villa A.[/url], on Flickr =http://www.flickr.com/photos/caveman_92223/3186143355
Moon Rise behind the San Gorgonio Pass Wind Farm[/url] by =http://www.flickr.com/people/caveman_92223
Caveman Chuck Coker[/url], on Flickr =http://www.flickr.com/photos/h-k-d/4948423320
Buddha Moon – Buddha Stones[/url] by =http://www.flickr.com/people/h-k-d
h.koppdelaney[/url], on Flickr =http://www.flickr.com/photos/h-k-d/4858267380
Pilgrim with Donkey[/url] by =http://www.flickr.com/people/h-k-d
h.koppdelaney[/url], on Flickr =http://www.flickr.com/photos/joiseyshowaa/1812706711
harvest moon ducks[/url] by =http://www.flickr.com/people/joiseyshowaa
joiseyshowaa[/url], on Flickr =http://www.flickr.com/photos/notsogoodphotography/415338626
the sun's out in the night on my request[/url] by =http://www.flickr.com/people/notsogoodphotography
notsogoodphotography[/url], on Flickr =http://www.flickr.com/photos/joshsommers/935470210
Desert Moon Rising[/url] by =http://www.flickr.com/people/joshsommers
Josh Sommers[/url], on Flickr =http://www.flickr.com/photos/aussiegall/551526306
Reach[/url] by =http://www.flickr.com/people/aussiegall
aussiegall[/url], on Flickr =http://www.flickr.com/photos/jamesjordan/2196811878
Destination[/url] by =http://www.flickr.com/people/jamesjordan
James Jordan[/url], on Flickr
We're sure you will agree after seeing these photos that moon photography is a facet of this skill that you might like to learn someday!
Tutorials on Lunar Photography (Note – Some are on moons as part of a landscape and others are on moon photos exclusively):