Showing posts with label full moon. Show all posts
Showing posts with label full moon. Show all posts

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Under the Moon

                          These were taken last night from Strawberry Hill in Kansas City, Kansas....


Sunday, July 13, 2014

Rivers Moon

 The "Super" Moon arose Saturday night as expected just north of the KC Skyline beginning at 8:49pm.   It was reportedly over the skyline proper Friday night... but I was just happy it was fairly clear.   There was a large amount of haze in the air though.. which made a "sharp" moon more difficult to attain.   Above, just peeking above the tree line.
 These shots were all taken from Kaw Point in Kansas City, Kansas from 9:10pm to 10:10pm.  The Missouri River is on the left in these images and the Kaw (Kansas) River is on the right... they merge in the center.   Although these images were all processed in Photoshop, there is no trickery employed... what I saw is what you see :)
          These were taken with a Nikon D800 and Nikon 28-300mm lens... camera set on manual...



                      Kaw Point is one of my favorite places to visit ... full moon or otherwise...





Saturday, May 29, 2010

Moon Rise From Kaw Point

Friday night was the last time the moon would be full-full... from now on it will start losing its roundness. Above is the dusk view of the skyline with the relatively newly installed metal sculptures of Lewis and Clark. The Kaw River is on the right and the Missouri is on the left. Both are high and moving fast from all the spring rains.
It's a view that lends itself to black and white as well as color... above and below the skyline just after sunset.

Above...taken at 9:45pm..... the moon rose at 9:44pm and made its first appearance (below) at 10:10... preceded by a decided glow around the building. Fortunately what few clouds there were dissipated before moonrise.

The moon is very bright in relation to its "surroundings" and the only way to get detail in it is to sacrifice outlines and shapes in the buildings.... above is such a shot.
All these shots, except the last one, were taken with the 70-200 f2.8 zoom at F16... I varied only the shutter speed in capturing the images and it ranged from 2 seconds to 8 seconds at ASA 800 on the Nikon D3. A tripod and cable release were used to make sure everything was perfectly steady.


Fiddled with the color balance on the one above. Others are pretty much as seen by the naked eye.




Above shot was taken with same settings as before but using the 24-70mm zoom... it was a parting shot on the way back to the parking lot. The park is easy to find... just take the Lewis and Clark Viaduct (appropriate) west and take the Fairfax exit... then look for a sign on the right with an arrow saying "Kaw Point". You travel through a shipping yard parking lot to get to it... just follow the signs.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Full Moon From Kaw Point


Noticed while driving that it was a full moon.... so rushed to Kaw Point in Kan Kan just in time to snap a few shots. Going back again tomorrow night with better gear. (AND BUG REPELLENT) Top image is a combination of 5 exposures... bottom image is just one.