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Light the Night

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Challenge: Free Study 2019-05 (Standard Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark III
Lens: Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS
Location: Liberty State Park, NJ
Date: May 19, 2019
Aperture: f/7.1
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/13
Date Uploaded: May 31, 2019

I tried to get this image for several months, but either the position wasn't quite right or the weather didn't cooperate. This particular night didn't look promising either since the sky was overcast, but the satellite view showed a break in the clouds heading for NY so a friend and I took a chance... and got it! We had to run to the car before the gate was locked immediately after this shot, and the moon was completely obscured by clouds 15 minutes later.

This was a combination of two bracketed exposures. A third, brighter exposure was too blurry to use thanks to a stiff breeze shaking the tripod, and I ran the normal exposure through Topaz Stabilize to deal with a slight blur on that one, too. The moon moves surprisingly fast when you're dealing with small angles, and we were scrambling around trying to get in the right position during the few seconds that everything lines up.

Place: 6 out of 66
Avg (all users): 6.9512
Avg (participants): 6.9615
Avg (non-participants): 6.9333
Views since voting: 385
Views during voting: 75
Votes: 41
Comments: 5
Favorites: 1 (view)

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06/09/2019 11:02:59 PM
Wow!!!! You NAILED it! This is perfection at a new standard! Thanks for sharing the story of what it took to get this amazing shot! It makes it even more special! This is an art gallery or museum piece!
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06/08/2019 03:12:03 PM
I stay with my 10 and stay with my conviction that there is a NYC bias in judging. Great job.
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06/08/2019 01:33:39 PM
Itís all in the timing!!!
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06/08/2019 10:47:40 AM
Very cool capture, Shannon! Love the colors and clarity
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06/05/2019 03:44:01 AM
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