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Lunacy over Lake Symington



A sinister moon sets behind murky clouds and a foreboding conifer

A sinister moon sets behind murky clouds and a foreboding conifer
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Behind The Lens

Location
This shot was taken on the shores of beautiful Lake Symington on the Kitsap Peninsula in Washington State.
Time
Time of day was about 6:30AM, early January.
Lighting
The wispy clouds created sort of a soft focus filter as the setting moon shone through. The sun was getting ready to rise behind me. Fun fact: The full moon always sets at sunrise --it's the law ;-)
Equipment
This was shot with my Nikon P900, zoomed to about 1600mm equiv, hand-held (that's right, no tripod!)
Inspiration
Spooky winter clouds, bare trees and a full moon -- what more could you ask?
Editing
Actually, I had to get rid of a tiny bit of yellow fringing at the bottom of the lunar edge. That's about it.
In my camera bag
These days, I usually just carry that Nikon plus an Oly OMD EM1 with an ultra-wide Samyang 7.5mm.
Feedback
My advice would be to get a big SD card and shoot your scene to death. It looks like I took 65 shots of the moon that morning, creeping around the park in the darkness, looking for all the best angles! As my mentor used to say, you can tell a professional by the size of his wastebasket.

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