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Crescent Moonrise The moon rises in a lovely crescent shape seen here in the Southern Hemisphere  (Central Namib Desert). The sun has settled an hour before and there is still enough afterglow to color the night sky; the yellow of the sun and the dark blue of the approaching night mix into a lovely emerald green, a color rarely seen in the sky. Africa,Desert,Landscapes,Moon,namibia Click/tap to enlarge

Crescent Moonrise

The moon rises in a lovely crescent shape seen here in the Southern Hemisphere (Central Namib Desert). The sun has settled an hour before and there is still enough afterglow to color the night sky; the yellow of the sun and the dark blue of the approaching night mix into a lovely emerald green, a color rarely seen in the sky.

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  1. That's simply amazing Mark! Any tips you want to share on how you did this? Posted 9 years ago
    1. Sure. First, it is the real thing - not a composite or digitally enhanced. Actually I shot this on film (fuji velvia 100iso) and therefore I do not have any EXIF infos. As far as I can remember I used my 300mm at 2.8 aperture. I cannot recall the exposure time but it must have been very few seconds, as any longer and the moon would have been to blurred. Posted 9 years ago
      1. Thank you. That's what I love about photography. One can do amazing things with technology and post processing, but in the end it is all about composition and the story. Nice work, Mark. Posted 9 years ago
      2. Oh, tips. Well, it is a simple photograph with a slightly out of balance composition. This means I did for instance not use the golden point rule to position the moon but rather go for a more japanese style of proportion to create some tension. And well, lots of luck to get such a clear night where there is enough light to not only see the crescent brightly light part of the moon but also the rest. Posted 9 years ago, modified 9 years ago
        1. You say it like it's common sense, but to me the Japanese proportion is new, so I already learned a bit there. Thanks :) Posted 9 years ago
  2. Strong in simplicity :) Posted 9 years ago

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Uploaded Jun 18, 2011. Captured Jun 18, 2011 22:45.
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