I started using this little app on my MacBook Pro that lets me know the current status of the moon. I knew it was going to be full moon today, June 6, but I didn’t need the app to tell me. One step outside my room and I see the full moon reigning over the darkness of midnight.
I took a picture with the iPhone 11’s Night Mode, which came out great, actually.
But then I thought, what if I tried this with the 100mm macro lens?
Don’t get me wrong, 100mm is nothing for photographing the moon. But it did capture a little bit of the moon. I imported it into Photoshop, did the usual adjustments, and cropped into the moon. As you can guess, it was blurry and the image dimension was small.
So, I opened Pixelmator Pro and took advantage of the Machine Learning Super Resolution that lets me blow up the image to a larger size. While it’s not flawless, I’m happy with how the end result turned out to be. A little tweak here and there back into Photoshop (because I haven’t mastered Pixelmator Pro yet) and I’m left with this beautiful picture of the moon.
As someone who is fascinated by all things space, the moon is always intriguing to me. I can’t help but become a little bit poetic when looking at the moon.
How lonely must it feel if I somehow ended up on the moon?