Full Moon, October 2019 (composite)

Full Moon, October 2019 (composite)

October 13th, 2019, 11:12 p.m. local time

With pending cloud cover but still otherwise clear, I decided to take a wider picture of last night’s Full Moon.  Today’s image is actually a composite of two images, in order to get in at least some detail of the Moon, and present a closer approximation to how it looked for real with the surrounding clouds reflecting moonlight.

Taken with my DSLR camera on tripod, the image settings for the foreground were:

  • f/2.8
  • 1/8 sec exposure
  • ISO 400

And for the Moon itself:

  • f/5.6
  • 1/250 sec exposure
  • ISO 100

I like this look, though I wish I had done a better job with the foreground, to accentuate the nearer images while de-emphasizing the Moon.  This was practice for next time.



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