Daily Image - Aug 2011 Archive - sonofjohan
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23 Aug 11.  A goal prior to departing the long term stay across the Sound and the house wiring was to get a couple usable images of the neon sign hanging in a window in the Hansville grocery. Thursday was my last opportunity, the weather was perfect, and I decided it was a now or never type (not in reality - the store isn't going away) situation and so I left some good company and conversation and went outside to shoot. The moment I exited to the outside I was almost awestruck by a 3/4 harvest moon rising above the water's surface and lighting the Sound with an orange stripe. I hurried to my "room" to get the camera and set it up for a long exposure series of shots. By the time I had everything fully set up the moon was a considerable way up the horizon, not nearly so big and a fair amount brighter. But not all that bright that the harvest orange color was lost, but now bright enough that two exposures were necessary to capture the scene. As I was looking at the moon I was quite surprised to see how much it looked like it was just pasted in front of the clouds, and you will see such in the image. Not sure what has caused this "look", but it helped to make it a very impressive sight. ISO 200; 4 sec @ f /10 for the city lights and 1/8 sec @ f /10 for the moon. Just a 6 stop range but enough that no single shot worked; may have to try this with an HDR approach next time I have this small a range.

23 Aug 11. A goal prior to departing the long term stay across the Sound and the house wiring was to get a couple usable images of the neon sign hanging in a window in the Hansville grocery. Thursday was my last opportunity, the weather was perfect, and I decided it was a now or never type (not in reality - the store isn't going away) situation and so I left some good company and conversation and went outside to shoot. The moment I exited to the outside I was almost awestruck by a 3/4 harvest moon rising above the water's surface and lighting the Sound with an orange stripe. I hurried to my "room" to get the camera and set it up for a long exposure series of shots. By the time I had everything fully set up the moon was a considerable way up the horizon, not nearly so big and a fair amount brighter. But not all that bright that the harvest orange color was lost, but now bright enough that two exposures were necessary to capture the scene. As I was looking at the moon I was quite surprised to see how much it looked like it was just pasted in front of the clouds, and you will see such in the image. Not sure what has caused this "look", but it helped to make it a very impressive sight. ISO 200; 4 sec @ f /10 for the city lights and 1/8 sec @ f /10 for the moon. Just a 6 stop range but enough that no single shot worked; may have to try this with an HDR approach next time I have this small a range.

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