The moon is huge

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    ...3474 km in diameter in fact! This was shot from Mt Coot-tha looking over the Brisbane city...I think those cranes in the foreground are around Southbank.

    Quite a few people up at Mt Coot-tha tonight. One bloke gave me a good tip that I should screw my Bigma lens to the tripod rather than having the camera screwed to the tripod...simple things, but you don;t know till someone shows you.

    I think I have pushed my camera and its lens to its limits with this shot, while I would like it to be lighter and sharper its only a D90...I reckon a D700 or higher would be great for these low light shots. I used a Bigma (or Bigmos) lens at around 400 mm I think.

    Next time I might try and get a slightly closer vantage point that is still high...Mt Cootha is just that little bit far away from the city to take these shots.

    1. twenty90seven 39 months ago | reply

      and here's one I took back in October 2010 also from Mt Coot-tha

      Full moon over Brisbane city - Explored

    2. T. Harper 39 months ago | reply

      Nice one alex.

    3. Lotus ( beleza,pureza,simplicidade ) [deleted] 39 months ago | reply

      Spettacolar ! Magnífic !

    4. camerooney81 39 months ago | reply

      Awesome photo!

    5. timeinabox 39 months ago | reply

      Wow, that moon is huge. Nice work

    6. Cedric Canard 39 months ago | reply

      Surreal effect. Looks like the lens did a pretty good job to me. Well done.

    7. womenstennis 38 months ago | reply

      How is this possible? Awesome shot, thanks for showing me how huge a moon can be :)

    8. twenty90seven 38 months ago | reply

      thanks, for some reason the moon always looks big when it is near the horizon. there's an article on it here. I also used a large zoom lens, at about 400 mm, to take this shot.

      www.howstuffworks.com/question491.htm

    9. Rodney Topor 37 months ago | reply

      Two excellent shots! Well done.

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