Justin Miller

Hayling Island, Hampshire

Camera equipment; Canon 70D, Canon lens 28-300mm 3.5-5.6L, tripod.
Camera settings; 1.3 sec, f/11, ISO 100, focal length 260mm.

I was aware of the super moon on Monday 14th so in the lead up over the few days before the super moon peak I spent some time on the beach finding a location which to capture the moon from. I am not an astro photographer as I don’t have the right equipment or experience to accomplish a competent photo of the moon as I am a landscape and wildlife photographer so I done the best with the knowledge I have. I’d say the super moon did look slightly bigger than normal but when looking through the camera it was hard to tell the difference in size comparison so the moon did need some foreground in the photo to give it some scale. As for the photo I desaturated the colours as I didn’t want the red on the roller coaster to dominate the attention of the eye as the moon is the focal point of the photograph. I took this photo on Sunday 13th the day before the moon peaked which was on Monday 14th, but cloud was forecast on the Monday.
I have added two photos from the same position of the tripod, one is of the funfair car park with the focal length at 50mm, f/11, 15 sec, to capture the environment I was shooting from and the other photo zoomed in at 260mm but as my camera has a cropped sensor of 1.6 the true focal length works out at 416mm.
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