Moon over Brisbane

Before the lunar eclipse started.

View all photos taken: Tuesday, 28th August 2007, This photo: 6:09pm

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  • TexasBagLady said:
    Very Nice
  • Yorri¢k said:
    looks like you almost didn't get to see it up there m8...nother great shot btw
  • David de Groot said:
    Danke :)

    Yeah it was touch and go for the first half. Every now and then we got just enough of a clearing to get a photo, and then by totality it all cleared up. :)
  • Peter Hegarty said:
    So, you braved the "masses on the mount"?
  • David de Groot said:
    Sure did, it was the quickest and easiest to place to get to that had guaranteed views. We got there early enough to get a reasonable park and a spot on the upper tier of the lookout.
    We setup the folding chairs and tripods and made ourselves some dinner (picnic style), then sat back and shot the show.
  • D'Arne, Ming & Jack said:
    I wonder how many people used film, bulb shutter, and a black piece of cardboard, exposing every 10 mins or so by removing the cardboard in front of the lens. That was probably the last and only time I ever did it, some 30 years ago !
  • David de Groot said:
    I didn't see anyone doing that. There was a film shooter next to me, but I think he was just shooting single frames. Mind you, he did have an EOS body, so maybe he was shooting multiple exposures (my EOS 50 will do up to 9 exposures before advancing the film). Alas, though, I don't have a remote release for the other film SLR (the one with the big lens), as it's a silly Canon T3 connector, not the 2.5mm stereo plug that's used by the midrange EOS film bodies or low range EOS digitals.
  • photo by Alison said:
    Moody.... lovely shot... kinda reminds me of the Batman movies....
  • Ms Twinkle Toes said:
    stunning shot
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Alison. It was an impossible shot to do it like I wanted (that is, detail in the moon, but with glowing clouds and city below), so I compromised and just went with the glow and city :)

  • looby88 said:
    just take a look at all that light pollution !! pretty though !!
  • David de Groot said:
    And that was after I'd stopped down a bit to reduce some of it! Brisbane, after all, is a capitol city so it's no big surprise really.
  • AmirBH said:
    Such a powerful sight... the mood is great.
  • Ror said:
    What an epic shot. Just love it.
  • David de Groot said:

    I'm not 100% happy with it, but it'll do.
  • RobertsonPhotography said:
    i took almost the exact same photo :D
  • David de Groot said:
    Not too surprising really - there wasn't much else to do waiting for the show to start ;-)