Yan Zhang Photography | Featured | Moonlight

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Keywords:Moon Light, Mountains, Mt Cooke, Tasman River
Photo Info

Dimensions3395 x 5298
Original file size16.3 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spaceAdobe RGB (1998)
Date taken28-Apr-11 05:48
Date modified20-May-11 19:48
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeCanon
Camera modelCanon EOS 5D Mark II
Focal length16 mm
Max lens aperturef/2.8
Exposure30s at f/5.6
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 400
Metering modePartial


The "moon" in the river looked bigger than the real moon in the sky because my tripod was set up into the water so that I could get the closest viewpoint. This image was taken in Tasman River, Mt Cook, at 6.48am of the local time, while the far away mountain peak was already illuminated by the rising sun behind the mountain.

From a technical viewpoint, this was a difficult shot. I used one Singh Ray 3 f-stop reverse GND plus a 2 f-stop GND (soft) to balance the light between the sky and foreground. The bright moonlight gave some advantage to make this shot more precise.

This photo has been published on 1x.com.