Super Moon 12th August 2014

  • Canon EOS 5D Mark II
  • Adobe Photoshop CS5 Windows
  • 2014:08:11 20:47:06
  • 0.003 s (1/320) (1/320)
  • f/6.3
  • 100
  • 2014:08:11 22:06:46
  • Infinite
  • No
  • 300.00 (300/1)

Shot Notes

This weekend I photographed the supermoon from Australia with a Canon 5D Mark II and a 300mm lens

The last time I shot the moon was in the UK with my old Olympus E-510 and a 300mm equivalent lens.

In both cases I did not resize or re-sample the image. Instead I cropped out the sky until I was left with an 800 pixel wide image for the blog. The Canon has 21 mega pixels and the Olympus has 10 mega pixels so the result was a larger image this time.  I was surprised just how much extra detail was captured when compared to the old shot.

4 Responses to “Super Moon”

  1. 1

    The Moon is the other way up compared to UK. That’s because you are hanging off the bottom of the planet.

  2. 2
    Jason Benz:

    That is what you would expect. But the difference is only about 45 degrees.

  3. 3
    John B:

    The moon is now turning like a clock/cartwheeling and it should be. This photo is proof. From Australia, Tyco crater should have been at around 12 on a clock face and yet it is at 3. The moon is rolling 15 degrees an hour now since 2010 and it shouldn’t be. It’s not the moon rolling, it’s our perception of the moon that has changed. Take two photographs a few hours of the moon apart and you will see it rolling. Clockwise in the northern hemisphere and counter clockwise in the Southern Hemisphere.

  4. 4
    Jason Benz:

    Cheers for the comment John B and thanks for teaching me something new today.

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