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Power of the Supermoon

Power of the Supermoon

Special thanks to Liz L-H. for pressing a button while I held down some branches and to Melissa S. and Chris H. for accompanying me on this slightly less-that-stellar event :-)

Taken on the night of May 5th, 2012, when the Full Moon was only minutes away from perigee, or the time when the moon is as close to Earth as it will get during its elliptical orbit.

Location: Near Fort Collins, CO
Date: 2012-05-05
Camera: Canon XSi (modified)
Lens: Canon 50mm f/1.4, Canon 200mm f/2.8L
Mount: Still Tripod
Shot: Mosaic
8x8 seconds f/6.3 ISO 100
6x2 seconds f/4 ISO 100 (Lightning)
1x1/60th second f/5.6 ISO 100 (Moon)
Processing: Photoshop, Topaz