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April’s “Pink Moon” Rising!

April 30, 2012

April's Pink Moon rises over Thacher Island in Rockport, Massachusetts

Despite its color, April’s full moon is known as the “Pink Moon.” I was determined to capture this celestial gift, for the full moon had been on my photographic To Do List for the last couple of months. The weather, however, apparently had its own agenda and continually thwarted my plans. Some things are simply beyond a photographer’s control. But when it comes to New England, the one thing that’s bound to change for certain is the weather!

April was my lucky month. Mother Nature was finally going to cooperate. My foe was once again my friend. Better yet, a quick check of  The Photographer’s Ephemeris  showed me the moon was going to rise over one of my favorite places — Thacher Island. And best of all, the moon was scheduled to rise shortly after sunset. A photographer’s dream come true!

One thing to note is that the moon rises quickly. This means exposure changes quickly as well. To get all of the elements in the image properly exposed — including the detail in the moon — takes some planning and a bit of finesse. But I’m willing to share my steps.

Click here to learn more about how I created this final image.

Photo Info:

Camera:  Nikon D300
Lens:  Nikkor 70-200 mm
Exif Data:  ISO 200, 200 mm, f/2.8, 1/8 sec., EV -1.7

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~ Liz Mackney

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