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Deer Mountain Ascent
2nd PlaceDeer Mountain Ascent

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Challenge: Shoot the Moon (Standard Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark IV
Lens: Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II USM Lens
Location: Deer Mountain, Rocky Mountain National Park
Date: Nov 12, 2016
Aperture: 11.0
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/400
Date Uploaded: Nov 12, 2016

The SuperMoon on 11/12/16 4:38pm. This is 96% of full. The 100% full moon occurs on Monday morning 11/14/16, but the light conditions will not be better than tonight. The moon is closer to Earth this weekend than it has been since 1934.

The 96% waxing Gibbous moon is a good photo subject because there are still shadows from craters on the back left edge. The disadvantage of this time (and images going forward in time) is the loss of detail in the landscape. The "super moon illusion" loses some impact as the moon becomes disassociated from the context of the land below.

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV, Canon EF400mm f/4 DO IS II USM +1.4xIII. Lens focal length 560mm., 1/400s@f/11, ISO 800. This is moon rise over Deer Mountain in RMNP.

Tripod mount with IS "on". Spot metering on the moon. Shutter release cable. Photopills app used to preplan location.

Place: 2 out of 57
Avg (all users): 6.8000
Avg (commenters): 7.2000
Avg (participants): 6.7037
Avg (non-participants): 6.8788
Views since voting: 1368
Views during voting: 136
Votes: 60
Comments: 11
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12/01/2016 01:53:12 PM
Great to see the 5D IV grab a ribbon :-)
This was my favorite shot of the challenge. Exceptionally executed.
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11/30/2016 05:16:13 PM
I really like this composition; beautiful. Congrats on the ribbon.
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11/30/2016 12:38:19 PM
This is beautiful Richard. Amazing shot with the moon in context. Congrats!
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11/30/2016 11:56:51 AM
Congrats on your ribbon!

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11/30/2016 10:11:06 AM
Knew this would place high, it's just too good. Good to read you also used Photopills. Thats a great ap isn't it! Congrats on the Yellow.
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11/30/2016 12:39:42 AM
Congrats on the ribbon - really spectacular! I love it that there is a context to visualize the size
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/29/2016 11:00:34 PM
The mountain descends! Frilly mountain
Now I noticed the moon letting its hair down
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11/27/2016 12:21:29 AM
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11/25/2016 08:51:44 PM
what a great composition!
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11/24/2016 12:28:01 PM
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11/23/2016 07:29:23 PM
Very well done. 8
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