June Moon over the Bay

June 07, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

The skies cleared for this month's full moon and I got out last Tuesday and Wednesday evenings - part of my long term project . . . Dublin Bay Lunacy!

Anyway, the first stop was one of my regular locations at Coliemore Harbour in Dalkey where this couple obligingly stayed still for a four second exposure. The other settings were f16 for depth of field, ISO 400 to keep the exposure short enough to minimize subject movement, and 38mm on the Canon EFS 17-55mm lens. As always, the The Photographer's Ephemeris told me in advance that the Moon would be just right of the Martello Tower on Dalkey Island.

1-June Moon by John Coveney1-June Moon by John Coveney

The second image was was in new moonshot location for me - the promenade at Clontarf where I got the Moon rising over the green lighthouse at the end of the North Bull Wall. The settings were 1.3 seconds at f7.1, ISO200 and 400mm on the Canon 100-400mm lens. The overriding consideration here was to use the 500/600 rule to make sure that the movement of the moon did not cause it to blur. In fact, I would have been better keeping the exposure at under 1 second given that I was using a crop sensor camera but I'm still happy enough with this!

2-June Moon by John Coveney2-June Moon by John Coveney

 


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