Special Moon Once In May Years Picture

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  1. Gary McNeill

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    Here it is taken last night.
     

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    Certainly is bright, which I had heard it would be
    Didn't get to see it - too cloudy :(
     
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    I know I went out twice before I got the picture (cloudy) to take and in my pyjamas yet so it wasn't too warm out there for one minute. LOL
     
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    Oh I see, a quick flash then - or didn't you use a flash :p
     
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    No flash but night setting.
     
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    Ummm, Flash? Not really usable photographing an object 221,000 miles distant. But I'm being "picky", as I thought I would mention those scenes from the Olympics and sports games, where spectators by the hundreds in the background "flash" pictures all at once of their take-home memories. Futile attempts, but no one knows, so "who am I to disagree"? (Annie Lennox, The Eurhythmics).
     
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    So @Gary McNeill, what kind of camera did you use? Did you edit the photo in any way before posting? Are you going to do an oil painting of it?
     
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    Used a Canon camera. I added the photo in a program on my iMac. No I'm not going to do an oil painting of it there's not enough that interesting.
     
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    Sometimes you just don't get my little jokes, do you Frank :p
     
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    When I finally move to my daughter's house I'm going to start going with her to the wine and paint classes she goes to...I know I have some artistic talent drawing but I've never tried oil painting, this way I can see if I would like it before I buy a bunch of stuff and then don't do anything with it. :)

    Does that sound like a good plan @Gary McNeill? :)
     
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    I can't get very good moon pictures with my camera, but I still try sometimes. I didn't take any this time, but did spend some time gazing at it through my windows and also from the balcony.
     
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    Great plan it will grow on you.
     
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    I've always wanted to, maybe I finally will. :)
     
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    It only cost you a bit initially for the oil paint tubes the canvases R cheap.
    The initial half a dozen brushes are a little pricey but they can last for a long time if you clean them and look after them.
     
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    i will be very proud of my first painting that's for sure. I'll paint one for each child and write on the back that if they throw it out I'll haunt them. :)

    I'm actually getting excited about this.
     
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    Always use oil paints which is called wet on wet painting. This way you can wait a couple days before you go back to it and it won't dry out. It gives you the ability to change colours or shapes in the oil painting as you go along.
     
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    Thanks for the tip, something I didn't know.
     
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    There is no need for stress when you're oil painting.
    Like my artist friend told me from New York there is no such thing as a mistake there is just something you can change from day today until it suits you.
    A little quiet music while you're painting for an hour or so at any given time is better than taking yoga and I know because I took years of yoga in my 20s.
     
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    Also...art is in the eye of the beholder...so really anything goes as long as you're happy with it!..that's the key.

    I'm not doing it to relax...I'm relaxed enough...just something I've always thought about it and have enjoyed drawing for the grandsons...that's usually the first request from the little ones in Illinois....the middle child always requests Noah's Ark with ALL the animals, lol.

    My son's boys are pretty talented artists too, got it from their dad. My daughter and her boys can't even draw a stick figure. :)
     
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