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Hmmm… to my aviation eyes this cloud is reminiscent of several aircraft. Examples:- the Lockheed F-104 Starfighter, the one and only built Bristol BS188 supersonic research aircraft, the Handley Page Victor (V-bomber) and possibly the XB-70 Valkyrie.
Beautiful picture, Rod.
Thankfully, not an atomic bomb detonated!
Hi there, Mike!
This is a really lovely shot of the Giant Moon / Super Moon that occurred in November.
Photographing “our” Moon is never easy. In times past I triend many a time and never achieved that which your photo portrays so I duly and gladly doff my photographic hat to you! Could you say and perhaps give details about the equipment you used to capture this image, exposure times etc. I would be very interested, others too.
On the very night of the Giant Moon “sods law” kicked in big time, that is, heavy cloud and total obliteration of the Moon. Most frustrating! I often wonder why on big celestial events the clouds somehow conspire to hide all that might be seen?!!?
That said, two days later after Giant Moon was at its epoch I was up and about as usual in the early morning and witnessed the Moon at 06.45 hrs ZULU time and “she” was there in the low western sky bathed in full glory and occasionally wreathed in soft cloud. “She” was like a bride wreathed with finest head dress and romantically mysterious. “She” did look very big! Yes, I know the Moon when near the horizon looks bigger but hey! it was abundantly BIG!!! It was a sight to behold and the clouds drifting before “her” added to the sense of wonderment of the occasion.
Next big moon in 2034 – I will assuredly be wearing my “wooden overcoat” (coffin) by then!
Thanks again, Mike, for this sharing.
Best wishes & Christmas Wishes too.
M F8 –1/250 — ISO200/ 400 WB Daylight Remote control shutter (adjust shutter speed + or – if to light/ dark
(Spot metering) use curves on Adobe (if neeeded) adjust the light exp possibly — or +
camera– Canon 7D lens Canon EF 300mm 1×4 Telel lens
use auto focusing then bring the lens back to manual, use remote shutter release with mirror lock it has to be steady even a small ammount of shake will take the image out of ocus
you may have to adjust the light/dark levels on camera depending on the clarity of the moon
Thanks as always for the input
This Image was taken at 4.41 am on the 16th in between a 10 min window space if I did not have the right settings it would have been a no go, as you say the next one is in 2034 that takes me to 90 so there is still a possability I may post another super moon on CAS
and seasons greetings to you also
Thanks, Mike, for your detailed reply. It is much appreciated.
A faultless and outstanding piece of monochrome photography as ever from you, Paul.
This is Nature at her best! Beautiful lighting, composition with a good sense of heavy ponderousness of the storm to come.
Thanks for the sharing.
Thank you Laurence.
Not so much a Dove but more akin to the grand majesty of the south American Condor.
Praise be, not a damaging tornado given that your fine country has recently suffered so much with earthquakes and other awful natural calamities. Nonetheless very worrying to witness.