Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Al Qamar

The full moon as captured tonight Tuesday 07.02.12

Blessed is He who has placed in the sky great stars and placed therein a (burning) lamp and luminous moon - Surah Al-Furqan : Verse 61.

10 comments:

koolmokcikZ said...

such beauty
alas
so sad
and cold

Cara Lim said...

Nice pic. Somehow the one that I took of the moon last night was not so good. I think it was my camera settings. Did you use manual settings? What ISO and f/s, if you don't mind me asking?

mamasita said...

Subhanallah..
Allahu Akbar..
Astaghfirullahhal'azeem..
Alhamdulillah..

Wan Sharif said...

Nice picture and a related verse from The Book

Oldstock said...

Koolmokcik,

Why so sad? Adakah pungguk rindukan bulan?

Oldstock said...

Cara,

Actually I'm not totally satisfied with the pic. The image I tried to capture was a crisp round disc against the night sky, like what is seen by the naked eye. I fiddled with so many combinations and still could not get what I want. Couldn't use too low an aperture because the shutter open time has to be quite long. But if shutter open time is too long, the moon's light gets diffused and you won't get the nice sharp round shape. Anyway, since you asked, aperture was F9 and shutter time on manual at around 12 seconds. Longer time had a nice brighter colour on the plant, but suffered blurriness because of slight breeze shook it.

I guess my arsenal was not good enough. Need a lens filter and a longer telephoto. BTW this pic was cropped and resized for easier uploading.

Oldstock said...

Ayoh Wang,

I didn't know about the full moon until a friend's FB status alerted me. I stepped outside, saw the lovely view and decided to try capture on camera. I uploaded a similar pic on my FB as dedication to that friend...

Oldstock said...

Mamasita,

I join you in your tasbih, takbir, istighfar and tahmid. It is still full moon tonite and lovely to view. The night sky is calm and clear, hardly any clouds.

Dmarie said...

just lovely!

Nurie said...

Beautiful! When I noticed a full moon, it always makes me smile and there's a sense of calm peacefulness....