Tuesday, June 19, 2007

What an amazing beginning to my photo-blogging career: Last night while driving home, me and C came across this spectacular pair - the Crescent Moon and the Venus in a rare celestial event called the "Lunar occultation of the Venus". It'll be another 30 years before I can take another photo like this.

Image Details:
Camera: Canon EOS 350D Digital
Sigma 70-300mm F/4-5.6 APO DG Macro
Aperture: f/11
Shutter Speed: 2 sec
Focal Length: 300mm
ISO Speed: ISO 400


Bharat Vohra said...

Great Shot Shanx! Truly a rare capture. Keep em coming..

chandu said...

The fact that u start this blog with a photo of some moon shine tells me its gonna get big :D

May the photography continue!!

Lovely pic!

Shubh said...

Quite Amazing!

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Vivek said...

Wonderful start and a wonderful pic.. hope to see more coming

just out of curiosity.. hand-held or tripod?

Nila-kantha-chandra said...

Many thanks. I saw this too last evening, when I went up to my roof just by chance, and immediately noticed the moon and Venus. I rushed to get my camera, and took a snap. But my pic is nowhere as nice as this.

The_Girl_From_Ipanema said...

Lovely pic. I enjoyed the sight that night but it's great to refresh my memory with this pic.
Came here from BlogBharati

Vishal Pipraiya said...

wow, that's an awesome composition. Truly a rare feat!

Saurabh Joshi said...


RK said...

what a shot for the first post!
Best wishes
Honoured to blogroll you
Take care


Bendtherulz said...

Greetings ~
I missed this event...thanks for sharing...!

For your journey are you open to people joining you...or nah...??

Abhijit said...

What a wonderful pic!

nomad said...

A big thanks to one and all for the encouragement. I guess this is what they call beginner's luck.

Vikas Kumar said...

Really a great piece of work. Hope to see some more interesting pics like this in future....

krupa said...

amazing pic!

subodh said...

nice pic,i wish to ve the same lens for my nikon d60.

Kiran said...

Hey Nomad,

I landed here from your other blog. I must say I am impressed with your blog; not only for the mere pictures themselves, but also for their soul!

And I liked his very first snap of yours the best.

I am an amateur photographer (for the past 2+ years), still struggling to get to terms with my Canon Powershot S3 IS .. once I'm comfortable with that I'l probably graduate to a DSLR.

I have a photoblog at Self-critic Shutterbug. Please do visit and let me know your comments.