Waxing Moon on the Water

By: Alan Dyer

Jul 04 2014

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Category: Nightscape, Tips and Techniques

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Aperture:f/5.6
Focal Length:16mm
ISO:400
Shutter:20 sec
Camera:Canon EOS 60D

The waxing crescent Moon shines over water at Bow Valley Provincial Park, Alberta.

What an excellent evening this was. On July 2 I was at a newly discovered spot, the Whitefish picnic area, in Bow Valley Provincial Park between Calgary and Canmore, Alberta.

I was there with colleagues doing a shoot for a promotional video for a project I’m involved with. But after the business shoot, I stuck around to take my own shots for time-lapse movies and still images.

In the scene above the Moon is reflected in the still waters of Middle Lake in the Park. It’s a high dynamic range stack of seven exposures.

Crescent Moon over the Bow River

Here, a little earlier in the evening is the scene on the banks of the Bow River, with the Moon over the swiftly flowing waters of the glacier-fed Bow. Its waters nourish much of southern Alberta, making farming, industry and life possible in an otherwise dry, rain-shadow climate.

Though a year ago its flood-swollen waters were bringing disaster to many people along the Bow.

Shooting at Bow Valley Park

This evening I shot motion-control time-lapses by the Bow, using some new gear that slowly pans or turns cameras during a time-lapse shoot. This is me playing with the new eMotimo controller, while the Dynamic Perception dolly does its thing below.

Lots of fun!

– Alan, July 4, 2014 / © 2014 Alan Dyer

 

5 comments on “Waxing Moon on the Water”

  1. Hi, is there a link to the video with these, not sure?

  2. Hi Alan,

    I so much enjoy receiving your weekly blog. Thank you so much for sharing your magnificent images. I have forwarded this week’s entry to my brother, Allan, in Australia.

  3. Great work Alan. These are some of the most beautiful scenes I have ever had the privilege of looking at.

  4. Hi ! Alan, Beautiful pictures, as a would be artist, I will have to try and paint one of them. Just great to see the mountains , trees and water in the lakes and how it all fits in and the moon shining down on it all. Beautiful !!!


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