Wanda Krack  

Full moon at 3AM by Wanda Krack

September 2021 - Full moon at 3AM

September 2021 - Wanda Krack


About the Image(s)

One of the things I found myself involved with this past month was (at 3am one full moon morning ) attempting to shoot the moon and have something in the foreground. Normally when I take moon pictures, I use the standard manual exposure of 1/250th speed, f-16 and ISO on the low side, at whatever I can get by with, hand held. This night I had the camera on a tripod so decided to attempt a shot of the moon as settled into a bare tree branch I have up in the backyard that I have used to hang bird feeders from. My conclusion is that yes, it is possible to shoot both the moon and a foreground object, but in order to make it more as the eye sees it, would require two separate exposures, and combine the images into one. Here are two images, taken at different speeds, but not yet combined. Sometimes I just have fun with trying different things, and that is what this experiment was.

4 comments posted

Deborah Milburn   Deborah Milburn
Good job. I like combining images and you have done an excellent job. What is the line around the tree branch?   Posted: 09/13/2021 15:34:08
Wanda Krack   Wanda Krack
The line is just the back-lighting of the tree by the moon. I would leave that.   Posted: 09/13/2021 16:54:29

Deborah Milburn   Deborah Milburn
Again, great job   Posted: 09/13/2021 17:05:26

Kathy Brand   Kathy Brand
I am impressed with your dedication to take a picture of the full moon at 3am! And I like your idea of combining the two exposures and hope you try it and show us the results.   Posted: 09/17/2021 08:17:01


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