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Harvest Moon over George's Island


The Harvest moon rises over George's Island.




Nova Scotia




I spent a few evenings scouting for decent locations to capture the Harvest moon of Sept. 23. I really wanted to get the moon coming up over the light house on George's Island but that would have been behind Pier 21 where the cruise ships dock and security won't let you in there especially people with cameras because of course we're all terrorists! :-(

Anyway, the two days leading up to the moon may have been better to shoot but each night when I got there the clouds were covering the moon until it was too late to get a dusk shot with the moon just above the horizon.

When the 23rd came I tried again and got pretty lucky with the sky but of course there were two cruise ships in and I knew they always depart around 7pm. Damn the timing would be close! In the end I liked this shot with the nose of the ship just entering the frame.

Oh yeah, in case you're interested; the ship is called Caribbean Princess.


This shot:

I racked my lens out to the max to zoom in on the already huge moon. By the way, as you may know the full moon of September is the largest (closest to the earth) of the year and is known as the Harvest Moon because farmers used it's bright light to help them harvest their crops.



Harvest Moon

Caribbean Princess


EXIF data:

Canon 7D : EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS : 1/20s @ ƒ/8 : ISO 200


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Taken on September 23, 2010