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. 😀
A photo entry of my friend and fellow UP AstroSoc member, Andre Obidos has been chosen as as one of the Top 5 entries for the Beginner-Landscape Category of the International Observe the Moon Night (InOMN) Lunr Photo Contest.
Please support him by voting for his photo, “Moon, Venus and Lightning” .
To vote, please visit the link below. Choose his entry under the Beginner-Landscape Category.
http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/inomn_photo_contest (voting site)
To view the other 2010 Photo Contest submissions , ( which included mine and photos of another UP AstroSoc member, Bea Banzuela) visit the InOMN MyMoon Lunr Flickr Gallery
Voting will close October 1, 2010 at 5 p.m. CDT. The winners of each category will become finalists for the grand prize. The grand prize winner will be chosen by public voting which will take place October 4 through October 8, 2010.
The International Observe the Moon Night was celebrated world-wide last September 18, 2010.
Good luck to all the participants! 😀
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The image was taken from Marikina City, Philippines using Canon PowerShot SX20 IS. Photo details: 10 mm F/35, 1/8 sec. exposure at ISO 800.