The Thin Moon of May

By: Alan Dyer

May 31 2014

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Category: Atmospheric Phenomena, Solar System, Time-Lapse Movies, Tips and Techniques

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Aperture:f/4.5
Focal Length:135mm
ISO:160
Shutter:1/5 sec
Camera:Canon EOS 6D

May ends with a thin waxing Moon returning to the evening sky.

This was the scene on a fine Friday evening, May 30, as the two-day-old Moon returned to the western sky.

Mercury was not far away, and is in this frame but at far upper right. I wasn’t really framing the shot with Mercury in mind, but the Moon and clouds.

This frame is one of 440 I shot for a time-lapse sequence of the setting Moon and moving clouds. This is the result, nicely deflickered with LRTimelapse software, an essential tool for time-lapse processing.

How many times have I tried to shoot the Moon or Mercury low in the west and been foiled by cloud near the horizon? Notice the rain falling from the western cloud. Some place near Calgary was getting wet!

— Alan, May 31, 2014 / © 2014 Alan Dyer

 

One comment on “The Thin Moon of May”

  1. I like the “layers” in this image!


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