Harvest Moonrise at Sunset
The Harvest Moon rises with pink hues into the deep blue twilight over prairie fields.
This was the scene tonight, September 19, as the Full Moon rose into a clear eastern sky. The view was perfect, with a cloudless horizon (for a change!) and the Moon prominent and pink as it rose into the twilight sky.
The main image is from a few minutes after moonrise. The bottom image, with a dimmer Moon, is from just after moonrise.
In neither case did I punch up the Moon in contrast or colour separately from the sky to make it stand out more than it did in real life. And I certainly did not paste a telephoto lens shot of the Moon into a wide-angle scene. That’s faking it. This is real.
Both frames are from a 670-frame time-lapse sequence, from the Moon first peaking above the horizon to when it rose out of frame at top right. That’s still in processing!
– Alan, September 19, 2013 / © 2013 Alan Dyer