It's Only A Super Moon

June 24, 2013  •  1 Comment

Okemo Super Moon 0050-Edit_edited-1 You know you are probably becoming a little obsessive about photography when you get out of bed at 3:15A to get a picture. But this is one I've thought about for a long time - a full moonset over the Okemo Valley. Unfortunately early Sunday morning was overcast so I did not get the absolute full moon but being shot at 4:20A this does catch the moon just 22 hrs past it's peak. The image was made from The Pinnacle in Ludlow, VT. A problem with moon photography is that the moon is both very bright and moving fast. Most photographers overcome this problem by shooting 2 images and then combining them - which I did. I also added a little artistic license by using my flashlight to "light" paint the rocks during the long exposure shot. D300 for both shots: Moon - Tamron [email protected], f8, 1/400s, ISO 200; Landscape - Tamron [email protected], f11, 30 s., ISO 400. Combine and post-processed in Lightroom 5 and Photoshop Elements. Tomorrow - the sunrise that occurred just 45 minutes later.


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AnnLittlefieldColeman(non-registered)
David, you caught me off guard. I forgot about the super moon coming our way. Glad you were one of those to jump out of bed that early to set up for your moon shot. Did you have other moon lovers out from the Pinnacle or were you a lone man with his camera and the moon? Just glad you were there for us sleepy-heads.
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