Friday, January 22, 2016
Moonlit Living Room
I woke up in the wee hours of Thursday morning and came out to the living room to sit for a while. The moon was almost full and very bright, and I decided to try to take some photos that would capture the moonlight.
Reflected light is very dim, no matter how bright it appears to our own eyes, so I put the camera on an interior windowsill where it wouldn't move and held open the shutter for an extended period of time. What I wound up with, after several tries, was this.
At first I couldn't figure out where all that red color was coming from. Then I remembered the digital clock that sits on top of our TV table -- it has a red dial! The room doesn't look red to the naked eye, but the camera picked it up.
The bright square outside is the window of a neighboring building, which is some distance away. It may appear to be the source of the light slanting on the walls, but that really was from the moon.
Anyway, it was a fun experiment!