Full Moon Cresting the Butte
Really low light moon being exposed by the horizon dropping out of the way of the moon. Remember, it’s not the moon rising. It’s the earth spinning thusly the horizon drops out of the way.
There is a lot of detail in the shadows here, full screen is obviously the way to see them but this was a dark scene. It’s pretty difficult for your camera technology to pick up shadow details AT ALL with such a bright moon shining at it. The bright light makes it difficult to see darks if you adjust your camera to properly expose the highlights. I ALWAYS expose the highlights properly and bring the details out of the shadows / black later. The information is there, it’s just not visible unless you take the image into a program like photoshop.
There was a touch of clouds veiling the moon but just a bit as you can see by the glow around our neighbor in space. That little bit of cloud cover allowed these high dynamic range cameras I use to yank some detail off that hill. You actually do get what you pay for with camera backs. The higher the dynamic range, the bigger the sensor chip, the more expensive the camera. The term “Full Frame” refers to a camera sensor chip the same size as a 35mm film. Most digital cameras use a little 17mm chip instead of the 35mm. Twice the size, more resolution, totally different lenses required usually. Lenses designed for a smaller chip camera
Location: Bliss Dinosaur Ranch, Wyoming/Montana borderlands (Wyotana)
Title: Full Moon Cresting the Butte