11th September 2011 Nine Eleven

Full Moon on Nine ElevenToday being the tenth anniversary of Nine Eleven (9/11), saw the collapse of the twin towers in New York and the loss of the innocent.

My photo here shows the full moon on 9/11 displaying the light, and hope,  against a sea of darkness and I think that’s all I want to say about what happened ten years ago.


Tips on How to Photograph the Moon

  1. Select manual exposure. The correct exposure to photograph a full moon on a very clear night is f/8,  ISO 100 with shutter speed 1/250 sec.  This exposure should show detail in the moon, however, in my photograph here I have overexposed the moon as I was only interested in it as a featureless ball of light and not interested here in seeing the detail of the shadow areas of the moon.
  2. Select manual focus and set the focus to infinity.
  3. Zoom right in (otherwise it will appear as a small dot). The more you are able to zoom in, the larger the moon will appear.
  4. Use a tripod for stability to render the moon sharp.
  5. A good time to photograph the moon is around sunset where photographs taken just 2 minutes apart will yield different sky colour and brightness. For this photo, I wanted to render the sky very dark and so I waited until 15 minutes after sunset (Location Brisbane, Australia in Spring Time).

Tech Stuff
Canon G11
Manual mode f/8
1/13 Sec
ISO 80
Heaps of grain and tint added in post processing

Full Moon on Nine Eleven


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Marisol Pritchard Wonderful pic,love the grain. Interested to use you used ISO 80 but you could have used ISO 6400 to get similar grain

Paul Copsey Hi ya, Yes correct I could have used a very high ISO but as I had a tripod with me so I prefer to add it later in Photoshop just incase I ever want to do a version with less/no grain.

Jovan Charpentier RIP

Doyle Schwier you should take part in a contest for the finest blogs on the web!

Video Production You can definitely see your expertise in your work At all times follow your heart.:-)

Photos Hello there, You’ve done a fantastic job. I?ll definitely digg it and personally suggest to our readers

hyip Paul Copsey you are just too excellent.

Gabriela Lovette RIP to innocent peoples

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john Pretty nice photo and tips. I’m hoping you write once a day forever!

Nicol Stokan Love the photo Paul. Thanks for permitting me to comment!

Zwjw87 wonderful

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