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Graham Ekins

26/01/2015 About 1 minute Share article:

Image of Moon taken in Boreham



I normally take wildlife images and so to take an image of the moon proved quite a challenge. I took this photograph early on Thursday morning the 11th December in Church Road, Boreham.

I had tried on 4 previous occasions during the night and each time my images were over exposed, resulting in just a white sphere in the sky. I was quite pleased with this image even though it was quite windy and the occasional light, high cloud passed over the moon surface.

In the centre of this image you can see the result of a meteor impact with the debris lines scattering from the centre of the impact zone.

I was told that the best time to take a photograph is on a waxing or waning moon as this provides the best contrast for the craters. I found it great fun and a real challenge even though I had to wear a down jacket, hat, thermals and gloves!

Technical details: I used a Canon 1DMkIV with a Canon 300mm f2.8II lens coupled to a 1.4XIII extender, settings were 1/640second, f6.4, ISO.320 and a stop down of -2.6.





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