Take me to the moon and back!

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    Have been after this shot for years but getting all the picture elements in place hasn't been easy! First I needed the moon close to full, second I needed it at sunset to have enough light to have a fast shutter speed to freeze the plane. Third I needed an airliner right on cue with a good contrail behind it that just happens to hit the moon dead centre and be far enough away to be in focus with the moon (I don't ask for much!). Third I need the right set up with was a Canon 600mm F4 lens with 1.4x teleconverter attached to a Canon 40D with the whole setup on a Gitzo 1348 carbon tripod with wimberley gimbal head. Lastly trying not to get a shaky hand with the excitment of seeing that airline streaking across the moon! I've posted it at full resolution and it really is worth looking at the full size image and taking it all in!
    Filmed on 17th Feb 2008 at Dinton Pastures, UK. 1/1000 sec, F8 at ISO 800.

    Ian Hayhurst, diarmaid.frain, and 319 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. miwa** 62 months ago | reply

      so cool!!! wonderful shot!

    2. sfpd [deleted] 61 months ago | reply

      Stuuning Setup = Stunning Shot :)

    3. Gabriel2005 59 months ago | reply

      Congratulations! How I envy you!

    4. 5loo0oof 55 months ago | reply

      so nice (fav)

    5. Dorsetized 52 months ago | reply

      PERFECTION!!!! Well done.

    6. Matthew J Davis 50 months ago | reply

      Amazing shot! Nice work!

    7. weetsie 49 months ago | reply

      clearly fake

    8. Elaineland 49 months ago | reply

      Brilliant - I'm sharing it,thanks

    9. gustaffo89 48 months ago | reply

      Also a shot I've been wanting for years. Not quite there yet, but hopefully one day! This is awesome anyway. Well done.

    10. flyboy00172 41 months ago | reply

      Absolutely greaty shot there! I think it's a Boeing, most likely a 737?

    11. Tom Dean. 39 months ago | reply

      Class! Love it!

    12. cjm9754 33 months ago | reply

      Wow very cool!

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    15. Trevarthan 8 months ago | reply

      Incredible story. Glad you got the shot, finally. :)

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