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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Super Moon over the Housatonic River

I shot this a few weeks ago as the "super moon" rose above the Housatonic River. The moon was hidden by clouds when it was at the horizon but the sky cleared as the moon rose. I shot this with a 70-300mm Nikkor lens at 300mm (450mm on my Nikon body). I shot the image in RAW and adjusted the white balance slightly toward blue in the conversion. My best advice for exposing the full moon is to use minus exposure compensation to keep the moon from burning out to white. I used -1.33 stops of exposure for this frame. There's going to be another big moon in September, so go find a nice foreground and be ready at twilight--the moon usually rises just as the sun is setting.


Frank Kautz said...

Hi Jeff,

How many "Super Moons" do we get? I remember when this term showed up a couple of years ago. Then they said that particular moon was "the" super moon, not to be seen again for decades or something like that. Now there seems to be one every few months. Sigh.

In the meantime, nice shot!


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