Due to uncontrolled forest burning in neighboring country Indonesia and the thick haze that the tragedy brought over to Malaysia at this unfortunate time of the year, I was not expecting the full moon to be photogenic tonight. It was the Chinese celebration of Lantern Festival (some call it Mid-Autumn festival, mooncake festival, etc) hence the full moon was rather significant for us.
Thanks to some miracle, it rained rather heavily early evening, and the sky cleared up a little, good enough for the moon to shine through. Perfect opportunity to utilize my Zuiko 50-200mm tele lens !!
Olympus DSLR E-5 with Zuiko 50-200mm F2.8-3.5 Mk1
200mm, ISO 200, F4.5, 1/320sec, -0.7EV spot metering, shot handheld
100% crop from original size.
The moon did appear rather soft somehow, most probably due to the presence of the earlier mentioned haze, which is plaguing Malaysian skies right now. Now I wish I have the teleconvertor, or better that super 300mm F2.8 lens !!
I must remind myself to stop gobbling those dangerously high in sugar content mooncakes. After all, the festival is over.