This is a bit late, but I would just like to congratulate my dear friend and fellow UP AstroSoc member, Andre Obidos, for making it to the finals of the International Observe the Moon Night (InOMN) 2010 Lunar Photo Contest.
Andre’s image, “Moon, Venus and Lightning” was selected as the best in its category (Beginner-Landscape) by public voting.
Aside from being a finalist for the grand prize, he has also received a Galileoscope and other lunar prizes courtesy of NASA Lunar Science Institute.
Public voting for the grand prize took place last October 4 – 8, 2010.
Finally, the contest winner was decided on October 12, 2010 and it was Daniel Gastelu of Uruguay with his image, “Our First ‘Telescope+Camera’ Photo“.
To all my fellow amateur astronomers who are also budding astrophotographers or interested in astrophotography, may this contest serve as an inspiration for you to continue appreciating and taking photographs of not only the moon, but also the other wonders of the sky. I encourage you to practice the hobby more and keep on learning. The beauty of the images you take does not only depend on the type of equipment or camera you use. What’s more important is how you appreciate and frame the specific objects you capture. 😀