According to NASA, this is the closest the moon as been to earth since 1948. Of course, many were out either looking at it, or taking photos.
At 7:24 pm the moon rose above the horizon in Perth. We are in a well lit area so I had to make a few modifications to the iso and shutter speed. After a few takes, I managed to get this shot below:
Later in the evening we went to the beach, but by then the moon was a lot higher which meant the shots were not all the awesome.
Using a Canon Camera EOS550D with a 250mm lens, I began to play with idea of getting up at 3 am to make my way to the beach near Hillary’s Boat Harbour. By then the moon would have move over the ocean which will allow me to obtain an amazing shot. Needless to say, the moon was still high in the sky and even with a 50 mm lens, it was hard to capture both the moon reflection on the sea and the moon – at the same time!
At 5 am, some more people with cameras showed up. Either they had the same idea or they saw what I was doing and thought – ‘good idea’. They only had a few minutes of photos before the ‘perfect shot’ was almost out of the picture. [pun intended]
By 5:30 the moon was almost transparent as the sun decided to take over ‘light duty’. Overall, even though it is said the moon is the closest it has been since 1948 I believe that the Blood moon earlier this year was a lot bigger. Maybe it is just my imagination.
By now you might be wondering how I managed to get a photo such as the feature image. The answer is simple. While doing some research on how to take a great moon shot, one of the instructors said that things may not always go to plan. In this case, it is best to take two pic and combine them to create the pic you really want – which I did. So….while I took both photos..I used photoshop to remove a little black gap between the moon and the reflection ont he water. No other alterations was done! #honest
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