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Super Moon

On March 19, 2011 we experienced a Super Moon.  A Super Moon is 14% larger than what we normally see when we have a full moon.  The next won’t come around until 2016.

I went out and tried to capture some shots of this moon.  I don’t own a tripod and knew a slow shutter speed would be impossible for me.  I did try at a 2 second speed but I was getting ghosting from not being 100% still AND the moon is also moving, even though we can’t tell.   I sat outside for about an hour playing with different settings.  This was my favorite as I captured stars as well!

ISO 1600, f/9, 1/8000 (CRAZY!)

Stars1 Super Moon

This one is taken by Britt Anderson with her D300 and a 70-300mm.

ISO 200, f 5.6, 1/2 second

Britts Supermoon Super Moon

This one is taken by Kim Hill with a Canon 1Ds Mark II using her 70-200L at 200 MM on a tripod

ISO 50, f/7.1, 1/100

KimHill SuperMoon Super Moon

And this photo was taken by Sharon Gartrell with her 100MM

ISO 6400, f/11, 1/125

IMG 7252web1 Super Moon


I love seeing the variety in settings.  It goes to show there isn’t always just one way to accomplish a shot.icon smile Super Moon




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Heather England - March 22, 2011 - 12:55 pm

Wow! These are fabulous!

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