Moon over Boston

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    (#2 on explorer 2009-09-27)

    Optical illusions are hard to grasp still when you know it is one. I asked myself several times, why is the moon tonight so big. Mostly it was only because I could see it with something together that I knew that it is big. This photo here, was a lucky shot, that I made when I crossed the bridge to BU. From there you can see Boston down town in the distance and all of the sudden the moon was rising.

    Technically it was challenging to make. I need to take a long focal length (sorry for the not perfect quality), the dynamic range between the moon and the scene is incredible large, and the moon is pretty fast for a night shot. The shot is an HDR with 6 Exposure.

    I also like that you can see all the different colors of artificially light (green, orange, white, blue) in this shot.

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    1. 71chevelle2007 45 months ago | reply

      excellent shot - i really like this one

    2. dai18 45 months ago | reply

      mmmm!!! it's not bad!!! incredibleeeeeeeeadfadfawzsdfa/

    3. timothy1098 45 months ago | reply

      This is why I just love HDR and city shots. Amazing work. Totally Awesome!

    4. artland 43 months ago | reply

      This is a wonderful shot!
      You are invited to post it to:


    5. Monica333 43 months ago | reply

      Absolutely stunning!

    6. ralfgoatherd 41 months ago | reply

      Cool HDR, GREAT VIEW !

    7. Nietnagel 41 months ago | reply

      Großartig! :) Wobei ich die zweite Version mit dem Mond halb hinter dem Gebäude verborgen fast noch besser finde. Ich hab gerade kürzlich ein Bild gleichen Titels gemacht (nicht abgekupfert!), was allerdings etwas unspektakulärer daherkommt:

      Moon Over Boston

    8. Amanda. M 39 months ago | reply

      that's beautiful! stunning shot!!

    9. Lumn8tion 38 months ago | reply

      BOTH shots are amazing!

    10. F Fazal 36 months ago | reply


    11. shubham.singal 34 months ago | reply

      An amazing pic indeed!

    12. Lion Mare 17 months ago | reply

      nice work
      very good ;)

    13. pvv_pendyala 15 months ago | reply

      any one let me know what could be the lens, ISO, F & shutter speed ?

    14. prima_stella 12 months ago | reply

      fantastiche tutte e due!!!

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