View Full Version : Low Horizon "Harvest Moon"?
9th of October 2008 (Thu), 20:57
Last full moon I happened to be in Downtown Detroit at a parking structure and when the moon came over the horizon it was massive... If I wanted to try to capture it this time around, are there any specific tips that are different than a "standard" moon photo? I think I have a decent grasp on exposure concepts, but unfortunately my longest lens is an 85mm. I'd like to capture the skyline with the prominent moon though, so I hope it's an appropriate FL.
10th of October 2008 (Fri), 06:36
Maybe a strong foreground object like a prominent building or landmark? Seems like the 85mm or even a little wider would work fine since your not trying to isolate the moon.
10th of October 2008 (Fri), 09:40
Depending on your foreground brightness you may have to composite two exposures. Exposing once for the Moon's surface detail and the second for the desired level of light on your foreground. The "massive" Moon illusion occurs whenever the moon is near a terrestrial object and the horizon giving us scale reference. It's the same size as it is when high in the sky.
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