Waxing Gibbous Part II


This is another high-resolution image of the moon in its Waxing Gibbous phase, captured 24 hours after my original image.

Here, the moon is closer to its full phase, and noticeably so, compared to the 24-hour-older capture.

Technically this is a better image; it is sharper and cleaner than my previous image; but in the earlier image, the moon's even less complete shape, and more dramatic side lighting, makes it artistically more compelling.

As is the case with the earlier image, the focal length of 800mm is not the true focal length; I shot this at 1,120mm as a result of having stacked both my 1.4x and 2x tele-converters; but when stacking more than one tele-converter, the focal length and aperture are not transmitted to the camera, so it appears that I used only my 2x tele-converter.

Published on Tuesday, 7th October, 2014.




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