Tuesday 25 March 2014

Shoot the moon!

The moon is watching - Canon 40D, 70-200 f4 IS, 0.3sec, f/22 ISO 100

On 15 March I joined a bunch of photographers to photograph the moonrise over Theewaterskloof Dam. The Helderberg Photographic Society does this thing about once a year, and this time Tafelberg Photographic Society wanted in on the act; it was fun shooting with a bunch of new faces.

We arrived well before moonrise, so we had plenty of time to enjoy the scenery of dead trees standing in the water, illuminated by the late afternoon sun.

Dead Trees - Canon 40D, Tokina 11-16, 1/125, f/8, ISO 100
More dead trees - Canon 40D, Tokina 11-16, 1/90, f/8, ISO 100

I have not much else to say, really, except that once again I really enjoyed my Fuji X100s with an infrared filter mounted. This time I took longer exposures at base ISO for a very smooth look.

Infrared Reflections - Fuji X100s, 14sec, f/11, ISO 200, Infrared Filter

Finally the moon did rise, applauded by the sound of snapping shutters...

I seem to really like this group of trees... Canon 40D, 17-55 f2.8, 2sec, f/11, ISO 100

Clouds, Branches, Moon. - Canon 40D, 70-200 f4 IS, 1/8, f/19, ISO 100

Moving Sky - Fuji x100s, 30sec, f/14, ISO 800

Moonshine - Canon 40D, 17-55 f2.8, 61sec, f/8, ISO 100

That's all folks! Hope you enjoyed the pretty pictures. I'm hoping to find time to write a series of posts on panoramic photography, so please do pop by again in next few months.

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