Friday, March 25, 2011

Weekly Email 3-25-11 Super Moon Over NYC

This week we all probably heard about the Super Moon.  A time when the Moon is closest to the Earth in its orbit.  I grabbed a little info from the web on it and here's the blurb -

"On March 19, 2011 the Moon will pass by Earth at a distance of 356,577 kilometers (221,567 miles) – the closest pass in 18 years . In my world, this is known as lunar perigee and a normal lunar perigee averaging a distance of 364,397 kilometers (226,425 miles) happens.   According to astrologer, Richard Nolle, this month’s closer than average pass is called an Extreme SuperMoon" Tammy Plotner http://www.universetoday.com/83960/march-19-2011-supermoon-or-superhype/

I figured this would be a good photo op if the skies were clear, and they were very clear - so I headed over to Hoboken to catch the NYC skyline.  The main issue many know when shooting the moon is that it is lit by the sun and we are entering the night sky.  Thus the exposures of the two don't match up.  So back in the day photogs would double expose the image - or in the digital age perhaps cut and paste.

These images show how the moon was shining bright and overexposed and properly exposed.

Have a great weekend.

Brandon

FinePix S200EXR
Moon over water - F/7.1 @ 13 seconds
Moon alone - F/5.6 @ 1/30
Empire alone - F/5.3 @ 1.0 second

Sharpness is an issue when shooting for long exposures (in the wind) and a 436mm focal length.



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