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The moon is huge | by Alex Power (twenty90seven)
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The moon is huge

...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.

 

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Taken on February 19, 2011