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06/14/2006 11:33:34 AM · #1
For your viewing pleasure, the waning gibbous moon rising over the Wisconsin capitol dome. Details on the shot. I have a good still I'm working up from last night too.

Animated Thumbs don't seem to work, so here's the link instead. It's about a 630K file so let it load if you're on a slower connection:

Animated moonrise

06/14/2006 11:40:51 AM · #2
Great sequence! It looks unbelievably big... looking forward to seeing your still.
06/14/2006 11:45:43 AM · #3
Very cool John!
06/14/2006 11:46:22 AM · #4
Great sequence! Where did you take the pic from?
06/14/2006 11:47:39 AM · #5
once the moon is in full view, you could have used the same shot for the city so only the moon would be moving (no blinking lights).

great job, though!
06/14/2006 12:51:33 PM · #6
Here's a still from the moon shoot last night:

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(It's an 800 pix wide - I know that's the new max size for portfolio shots, but is that the standard size for challenges now too?)

Replies to comments:

srdanz: Yes, it is big, but that's because I'm so far from the Capitol dome and I'm using a long focal length (400mm on a 1.6 crop factor cam). Remember, the rising "large moon" is a myth. It's the same size when it's high in the sky too.

mastermind: Taken from Bishop's Bay Country Club grounds (not a member, I trespass there regularly). I'm standing approx 4.1 miles from the dome. I use Starry Night Pro and my palm application "planetarium" to calculate the exact azimuth of the rising moon.

hopper: Yes, that would have worked well. I wasn't thinking animation at all last night. It was only after I got home and saw that I had so many shots that I got the idea. Unfortunately, I had recomposed my shot several times in during the sequence, so I had to do a lot of extra work to align the frames. Next time, I'll plan for a sequence and shoot all without moving the camera.

beetle (from comment on the photo): great idea. Unfortunately, I wasn't thinking of doing an animation at the time (see above comment) so I stopped shooting when the moon got too high in the frame. Next time!
06/14/2006 04:53:56 PM · #7
Shameless bump (it's just too good to miss, people).
06/14/2006 05:35:54 PM · #8
Adding to favorites! (please change the caption)
06/14/2006 05:38:59 PM · #9
very cool! not sure how you put it together but it is awesome :0)

(BTW- challenges are still 640...)
06/14/2006 05:46:29 PM · #10
how come I can't see it doing anything?
06/14/2006 05:51:14 PM · #11
Hmmm interesting. I am sure I left a comment here. Oh well...love the animation...just goes to show howmuch reflection and colour the moon actually produces over the land.
06/14/2006 05:51:38 PM · #12
Originally posted by NstiG8tr:

how come I can't see it doing anything?


Make sure you click the link in the first post, not the pic in a later one.
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