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climbing_rob wrote:A little different, meaning no stars, but I did catch the moon setting over the Sydney Opera House a few weeks ago (from our Hostel rooftop patio, happy hour every night!).

Hand-held (but braced on railing), 1/2 second, f6.3, ISO 800, 50mm lens (on APS-C).

One fun note is that the features on the moon are rotated about 80 degrees from what we see here in Colorado.
why is there a perfect square around the moon in this image?
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nsaladin wrote:why is there a perfect square around the moon in this image?
Jpg compression.
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I waddled up to Guanella Pass on Saturday to do a little winter camping and to shoot some pictures of Mount Bierstadt. I shot this just after sunset with the rising full moon lighting up the clouds over the Sawtooth.

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ImageWinter Camping Near Mount Bierstadt
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vonmackle wrote:I waddled up to Guanella Pass on Saturday to do a little winter camping and to shoot some pictures of Mount Bierstadt. I shot this just after sunset with the rising full moon lighting up the clouds over the Sawtooth.
^^I really really really like that photo, Cameron!
still unclear why all the water isn’t sparkling.
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USAKeller wrote: ^^I really really really like that photo, Cameron!
Thanks, Caroline!
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Wilson Peak and Lizard Head in the fall
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vonmackle wrote:I waddled up to Guanella Pass on Saturday to do a little winter camping and to shoot some pictures of Mount Bierstadt. I shot this just after sunset with the rising full moon lighting up the clouds over the Sawtooth.

f5.6 20sec 24mm iso1600
ImageWinter Camping Near Mount Bierstadt

Great photo...almost no noise shooting at ISO 1600 and at f/5.6
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This was from last August...I initially planned to get to K2 by 2am to start shooting, but the weather was really iffy from about 1-3am so I ended up hanging out in a somewhat protected spot by some large rocks. By the time I saw the clouds clearing, the moon had started to rise and the stars were getting washed out. I booked it up to K2 to grab a quick shot, and I seriously had like 5 minutes before the stars were pretty much gone. It's ok though...my twilight/sunrise shot was worth the trip.


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I've only just started venturing into the world of nighttime photography. Here's a photo of the moon this January, about two days after the full moon.
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This thread really excites me. I'm big into night/astrophotography. Currently living in NC it seems no matter how far you drive, you're still light polluted. Cant wait to pack up my backpacking scope and get a little camping and photography in this winter!
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The skies cleared up nicely on the second night of a soggy three day loop through the Lost Creek Wilderness last weekend.

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ImageMilky Way from Camp Near Tarryall Peak, Lost Creek Wilderness
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Outstanding...
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