If you don't make the effort to catch the moon in all it's romance, then you just won't catch the moon. I have been in school for Photography school to learn the tricks of the trade, and I need to face that I just may not have had the equipment to catch the face of the moon. I used a 70mm to 200mm lens with a Cannon T1i to catch these photos for someone who asked, but it just may not be what they asked for when they really want the face of the moon. I know It may have taken a telescope with the capability and lens to do the job. I used all different exposure and aperture variations and I just couldn't get the detail. Yet I did remember that if I used a a very closed down f stop like f40 with a long exposure, I would get the photo I took here. I did want to catch the moon when it was closest to the earth, and I really did have a good idea I wouldn't be successful at catching the details do to past experience. Somehow I feel I just didn't have the right equipment or my education and experience just didn't come through for that shot. As well as that person who asked and you the audience, I hope you find these photos something that you may want to take with your camera for a romance card. Maybe the weather man will share with us the secret. So make your effort, there is more than one way to catch the moon. Gregory B. Helfrich, portfolio at http://www.gregbgh.com. http://shop.gregbgh.com.