Harvest Moonrise at Sunset

By: Alan Dyer

Sep 19 2013

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Category: Atmospheric Phenomena, Landscape, Solar System

2 Comments

Aperture:f/2.8
Focal Length:200mm
ISO:100
Shutter:1/160 sec
Camera:Canon EOS 60D

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.

Harvest Moonrise #1 (Sept 19, 2013)

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

 

2 comments on “Harvest Moonrise at Sunset”

  1. Wow!!! – beautiful image!

  2. Very nice Alan!


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