Well the Super Moon has come and gone! I decided to meet up with my fellow Flickr friends Patti and her husband Tom (Click on link to the right) at Kerry Park on Queen Anne hill in Seattle. Now any normal Saturday would include a crowd of Prom goers, Wedding parties, tourists and a few local photographers. The Super Moon brought all of these same people except for the huge crowd of photographers. Knowing this, we arrived early to secure our coveted position along the fence. There were easily about 250 tripods of all kinds lining the fence and grassy areas waiting for the Super Moon to rise.
It finally peaked above some clouds on the horizon and then hide behind some clouds again for a few minutes. Then it reappeared and started to make it's trek across the sky. I have an earlier shot with the details of the moon, but so does everyone else! So I figured I would post a slightly later shot.
This is a combination of three timed exposures (10 seconds, 25 seconds and 45 seconds) merged and tonemapped in Photomatix. With the lengthened exposures, I knew the moon would just be a bright ball of light, so I upped my F/stop to get the star bursts from the lights and the moon. I removed some dust spots in Photoshop as well as "Burned" some of the shadows. I sharpened and did some noise removal in Lightroom.
As always, thank you for your visits, views, comments and faves. I appreciate them. I look forward to my friends photos of the Super Moon as well. Have a great rest of your Sunday!
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