Supermoonset

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    On Sunday morning, I got up ridiculously early to shoot the supermoon setting over the SF skyline from Yerba Buena Island. I almost went back to sleep, but I'm so glad I didn't. It was one of the most beautiful sights I've ever seen.

    This two-shot panorama might be my favorite image from the morning, but it's a tough call. I'll share a few more from the morning over the next few days.

    I took this image just after the Bay Bridge lights turned off. That was a tiny bummer, but the taillights are interesting and I like the bit of red they bring to the cool blue image. I used a graduated neutral density filter to even out the moon and skyline, since the moon was still pretty bright.

    I highly recommend hitting "L" to check this out in Large view :)

    Canon 5D Mark II, Canon 70-200L, f/10 @ 4s, ISO 50. Lee 2-stop soft and 3-stop hard graduated neutral density filters.

    romvi, Matt Champlin, Dirty Camera, and 61 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. Sealis 36 months ago | reply

      spectacular image!!! Nicely done!

    2. kcvensel 36 months ago | reply

      You really scored on this scene Darla, the light blue tones contrast nicely with the moon, you done did good!

    3. C A Soukup 36 months ago | reply

      very well done. This is one of the better captures of the city and the supermoon that I have seen.

    4. Dominique Palombieri 36 months ago | reply

      exeptional shot! i love the tones and the compo. perfect!

    5. Aaron M Photo 36 months ago | reply

      Wow Della, this came out great. Love the view you chose to capture from! Perfect framing with the bay bridge over on the left and then the beautiful cityscape. Beautiful exposure on the supermoon too. I think I might to see this a bit ... I can't tell if it should be colder or warmer, but the blue sky seems a bit too light blue for the moon to be up. Love those reflections though.

    6. Shaun Ramsay Photography - www.shaunramsay.com 36 months ago | reply

      This is gorgeous, Della. I don't think the "lights off" detracts from this at all. The color of the moon and the bits of light reflected in the bay complement each other well and are a nice contrast to the blue.

      This unbelievable mass of thick dark fog rolled into Boston off the Atlantic literally minutes before the moonrise the night before, which obscured the event entirely. =(

    7. scott in sf 36 months ago | reply

      Of course, everyone's contact list is full of moons today but yours is the standout.

    8. JaveFoto 36 months ago | reply

      Yeah I agree with this one really stands out. I saw this large and you have really nice detail throughout, nice work here. Jave

    9. "Traveler of the world" 36 months ago | reply

      The best pic of the supermoon I could see on flickr !!!! Great work, glad you didn't get back to bed ;-)

    10. Walter B 36 months ago | reply

      This is sweet Della! Nice pov and killer Big-Moon shot over the city! Looks great larger on blk and as a pano. favd!

    11. Matt Parry 36 months ago | reply

      Fantastic - this really is special when viewed large - great work.

    12. ~ Floydian ~  36 months ago | reply

      I missed this one and what a shame, because when seeing this one in large we can only bow for you creating an image like this. Looks beautiful Della, great pov, technical perfect and the moon so well placed.......beautiful work!

    13. tobyharriman 36 months ago | reply

      Both your supermoon shots are great. My favorite for sure! Great work.

    14. CatDancing 36 months ago | reply

      Wow. Stunning picture.

    15. jaytamangphotography 35 months ago | reply

      what kind of software do you use for sharpness and noise reduction? thanks,

    16. nj dodge 35 months ago | reply

      The image is wonderful with the bridge as one anchor and the moon another, while the overall color is just mesmerizing.

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