09.16.2019 Moon Monday

Obviously, I am making this stuff up as I go.  But it is Monday and this is the moon.  The Full Harvest Moon.

Yes, this is what it looked like.  But I did have to combine shots for the dynamic range.  One exposure for the moon and another for the halo. This is the first moon shot with the 100-400 and an added 1.4x teleconverter making it 560mm.  It was quite foggy Saturday morning and the moon was playing hide and seek with the clouds as they drifted across the sky.

About Steve Gingold

I am a Nature Photographer with interests in all things related. Water, flowers, insects and fungi are my main interests but I am happy to photograph wildlife and landscapes and all other of Nature's subjects.
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27 Responses to 09.16.2019 Moon Monday

  1. A yummy toasted bagel you’ve there.

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  2. Ms. Liz says:

    The image looks wonderful but I’m left confused as to whether it’s a single shot or two combined for best effects?

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    • It is a combination to capture the dynamic range. Although the eye can make adjustments the sensor, and film before that, can not. So I exposed one for the moon which caused the subtle light of the halo to be underexposed and one for the halo which caused the moon to “blow” out.

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  3. Great shot. Great technical work.

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  4. Jim R says:

    I like the effect.

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  5. Ann Mackay says:

    That looks fantastic! The glow of the moon and the bright aura behind it are beautiful.

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  6. Pete Hillman says:

    That is so cool Steve! Very nicely done!

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  7. Beautiful harvest moon. As a youngster I remember looking to the east seeing the full moon rise behind the country church that was less than a quarter mile from our house. I could see the steeple of the church and the moon as it rose over that old church.

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  8. shoreacres says:

    This reminds me of the larger than life retina scans on my eye doctor’s walls. It’s a wonderful example of a corona with the pronounced reddish ring. Did you underexpose the halo just a bit to emphasize the color? A great move if you did, and a wonderful sight if you didn’t.

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    • Yes, I did underexpose it but in processing. I tried to get all the light I could when exposing for the halo. The moon was so bright that I had to underexpose that as well for the details of the face but even that still couldn’t capture enough of the halo. Thus two shots. My eye doctor has nothing as interesting as a retina scan on her wall. Just eye charts.

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  9. bluebrightly says:

    Full moon, fog, fabulous! (Friday?)

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  10. bluebrightly says:

    Oh no, that’s frogs!

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