Monday, September 8, 2014

Super Harvest Moon

Super Harvest Moon, 9-8-2014 @ 9:38 PM ET
Wouldn't you know that tonight with the super harvest moon making an appearance the sky would fill with clouds.  I went outside anyway hoping for a small break in that thick canopy of moisture that had moved up from the south and caught this at 9:38 PM.  Now, I had read that at precisely 9:38 PM the full Harvest Moon would arrive here in the east time zone and that ever small break in the clouds happened right then and I triggered the shutter.  It wasn't a clear opening but at least the moon wasn't hidden like it was right before and after this shot.  In fact, I had to slow the shutter speed down to 1/40s @ f/8 to get this.  My first attempt was 1/200 @ f/8 but I ended up with a black frame so I quickly adjusted and shot again.  If you look at the previous posts this week you'll see I was using 1/200 - 1/250s @ f/8 for those so that gives an indication that the opening I was presented with was not crystal clear.  By the way, the darkening at the top left is due to the cloud cover.  Hope you enjoy.