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The “Super Full Moon” of 2012, above Williamsport, Pennsylvania on May 5th at 9:38 pm.

The photo was taken with a Canon EOS 30D camera. A Canon EF 35-350mm f/3.5-5.6 L lens was used with a matching EF 1.4X II Telephoto Extender. The resulting focal length was 490mm, before the 1.6X “multiplication factor” imposed by my camera’s small frame camera sensor. The lens & body were mounted on a Manfrotto tripod with a 222 ball head. Mirror lockup was employed with a remote shutter release cable.

The exposure was 1/4th sec at f/11, in “Full Manual Mode”. The camera’s ISO was set to 100. Lens focusing was also in manual mode.

Your comments are always welcome! Constructive criticism is appreciated.

© 2012 Gene Walls

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moon, full moon, full, super full moon, sky, night, lunar, moonlight, trees, leaves

Hello, My name is Gene. I live in the Susquehanna river valley (West Branch), in the mountains of north central Pennsylvania. I strive to produce photographic images that are simply “true” to the subject, usually with minimal post processing. If something is beautiful or interesting enough to deserve a viewer’s attention, it justifies being captured just as it is …or as close to reality as possible.

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  • Wendi Donaldson
    Wendi Donaldsonabout 2 years ago

    Awesome shot Gene…I was just down at the water tonight shooting this too….doubt I’ll have the success you did – not a long enough lens and with the full frame 5DMKII I’m the loser! LOL

  • Thank you very kindly, Wendi! I got this shot shortly before the clouds rolled in, totally blocking our view of the moon for most of the evening. Hey, I would gladly trade the “magnification factor” of my camera for a great full frame model like the 5D. I would just crop my shots like my current 30D does. I’m so happy you like the photo.

    Best wishes,

    Gene

    – Gene Walls

  • EdsMum
    EdsMumabout 2 years ago

    Well done good shot of the moon, look good in HERE
    Shirley

  • Thank you very much, Shirley!

    Kindest regards,

    Gene

    – Gene Walls

  • Evita
    Evitaabout 2 years ago

  • Many thanks for this wonderful Special Feature, Evita! I deeply appreciate this extremely kind honor!

    Most gratefully,

    Gene

    – Gene Walls

  • Raider6569
    Raider6569about 2 years ago

    Brilliant shot Gene. I had a feeling that you would be capturing this celestial phenonenon when I read about it recently. Surprised that the relatively slow 1/4 sec exposure did not blow it out but it looks fine. The tree adds perspective.

  • Thanks a lot, Dave! You are absolutely right about the shutter speed. I usually shoot the moon at 1/100th or higher. I had to experiment with this one, to try to get the silhouette of the tree branches to stand out against the not quite totally black sky. It isn’t as sharp as my faster attempts, but I liked how the dark blue color of the sky looked in this one. I fired over 300 exposures last night, whenever the clouds cooperated. I actually got a few shots while the moon was at true perigee, after 11:30 or so. I haven’t even checked most of those shots yet.

    Best regards,

    Gene

    – Gene Walls

  • Debra Fedchin
    Debra Fedchinabout 2 years ago

    Great Shot!

  • Thank you very much, Debra!

    Best wishes,

    Gene

    – Gene Walls

  • Jan Siemucha
    Jan Siemuchaabout 2 years ago

    Congrats on your feature, very nice capture !

  • Thanks a bunch, Jan! Greatly appreciated!

    Kindest wishes,

    Gene

    – Gene Walls

  • Glenn Cecero
    Glenn Ceceroabout 2 years ago

    Marvelous capture, really detailed! Congrats, Gene on your feature!

  • Many thanks, Glenn! It was a really nice night for lunar shots, at least when the clouds would get out of the way.

    Best regards,

    Gene

    – Gene Walls

  • John Schneider
    John Schneiderabout 2 years ago

    Gene, awesome capture!!! The tree tops contribute to a sense of scale… Well done, sir!

  • Thank you so much, John! I was lucky that the clouds cooperated while the moon was still behind some of the treetops.

    Kindest regards,

    Gene

    – Gene Walls

  • Sheryl Gerhard
    Sheryl Gerhardabout 2 years ago

    Great shot, Gene!!!

  • Thank you most kindly, Sheryl!

    Best wishes,

    Gene

    – Gene Walls

  • Pamela Jayne Smith
    Pamela Jayne S...almost 2 years ago


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