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Super Twilight



Last nights shot of the super moon looking at pilot mountain.

Last nights shot of the super moon looking at pilot mountain.
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Contest Finalist in The Moonlight Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Around the World Photo Contest By Discovery
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Magnificent Capture
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The Moonlight Photo ContestTop 10 class
The Moonlight Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Mountains And The Night Photo ContestTop 20 class
Mountains And The Night Photo ContestTop 20 class week 2
Mountains And The Night Photo ContestTop 20 class week 1
Natural Landscapes Photo ContestTop 10 class
Natural Landscapes Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
Natural Landscapes Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Iconic Places and Things Photo ContestTop 10 class
Parks And Gardens Photo ContestTop 10 class
Parks And Gardens Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
Iconic Places and Things Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
Parks And Gardens Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Iconic Places and Things Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Macro Masterpieces Photo ContestTop 10 class
Macro Masterpieces Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Wide Angle In Nature Photo ContestTop 30 class
Wide Angle In Nature Photo ContestTop 20 class week 1
Creative Compositions Photo Contest Vol3Top 30 class
Creative Compositions Photo Contest Vol3Top 30 class week 1
Around the World Photo Contest By DiscoveryTop 10 class
Around the World Photo Contest By DiscoveryTop 10 class week 1
Monthly Pro Vol 27 Photo ContestTop 30 class
Image Of The Month Photo Contest Vol 16Top 10 class
Image Of The Month Photo Contest Vol 16Top 10 class week 3
Image Of The Month Photo Contest Vol 16Top 10 class week 2
Image Of The Month Photo Contest Vol 16Top 30 class week 1

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Niqueki PRO
 
Niqueki March 20, 2017
really nice shot! love it.
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ryanshanahan March 22, 2017
Thank you!
edhendricks PRO+
 
edhendricks February 10, 2018
Very nice composition.. well done
ryanshanahan PRO
ryanshanahan March 13, 2018
thank you!

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Behind The Lens

Location
Pilot Mountain State Park
Time
Just as the sun was setting the moon was rising. This one was taken during the blue hour as the moon was rising fast.
Lighting
During blue hour it gave a pink hues in the sky with a subtle glow against the mountains which accentuated the fall colors.
Equipment
Canon 5DSR and 70-200mm f/2.8 with an RRS tripod.
Inspiration
I wanted to find somewhere that was noticeable to take the super moon shot and nothing more noticeable in North Carolina than Pilot Mountain. You pass it every time right before you leave NC for Virginia.
Editing
I used Capture One for the white balance, shadows and highlights then brought into PS to do selective curve adjustments using luminosity masks with Lumenzia.
In my camera bag
Canon 5DSR and 5DMIV with Zeiss Distagon 15 2.8, Canon 24-70 2.8 and 70-200 2.8. RRS 34L Tripod with BH55 ballhead. Formatt Hitech 165mm filters from 0.9 to 4.8 ND + GND.
Feedback
My main objective was to make sure to get the moon at the highest shutter speed possible at least 1/120 and when shooting the moon also don't forget about the foreground it will set your photo apart from others. Thanks for viewing! -Ryan

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