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Moon-set Sunrise

With the help of the non-destructive, aftermarket firmware, CHDK, installed on my camera, I set the tripod up, and set the camera to fire off as many frames as it could, until it filled the SD card memory.


I did not know where the moon would eventually set, nor did I know if the sun would rise too soon, and thus wash everything out, as I could not reset the shutter speed, nor change any other settings once I set the program in motion.


It was pure, once in a 'blue moon' kind of luck.


ISO 50, shutter speed 1/60th of a second, +2 EV bias, and other info can be seen in the two stills, from this video, that I uploaded previously.


The music is a Creative Commons share from:

A genius musician and classical guitarist,




Le Cafe (Arabian Dance)

from the album Winter Rose by Ottmar Liebert


This project was made possible with the following tools:

CHDK, Canon A620, iPhoto, Quicktime, Garageband, all on a 12" Powerbook G4.

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Taken on May 21, 2008