Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Moons and apes and cameras. Oh my!

It was bright and clear on Sunday evening and the moon was almost full.

We still had our rickety old telescope set up from the previous week when we tried to get a glimpse of the asteroid that was coming close to the earth.  Unfortunately it was cloudy here that night so we couldn't see anything.  Not sure with the asteroid's distance from the earth and the general cheapness of our telescope we could have seen anything anyway, but we were going to try at least.  Oh well, I'm sure another asteroid will zoom by at some point...

We took the telescope outside and the kids got to see the moon in all it's glory.





As I was trying to capture the moon and the kids looking at it through the telescope, Dan was scratching his side.

I told him he looked like an ape and ask if could he please stop so I could get some better pictures.


And this is what I got...


ahem...

I'm still struggling to make adjustments to the settings on my camera to take better pictures but I am at least trying.  I'm going to keep working at it until I get it right!

2 comments:

Mari said...

Ha! looks like something my hubby would do.

Grandma T said...

Beautiful pictures and the ape is rather cute too!!