Tag Archives: Night Photography

Better photos of the supermoon




For those of you who are following these types of things… This weekend there are two astronomical events.

The first is that the Moon is closer & thus brighter than usual.  Some are calling it a “Supermoon.”

The second is the Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower

Regardless, I went out tonight to shoot the moon here in Carbondale, IL.  There is plenty of light pollution here, but I was still able to manage a pretty great shot!  


Canon t1i, Canon 70-200 IS L 2.8 lens with the Canon 2x extender, shot at ISO 100, 400mm, f 16, 1/100th of a second.

HDR Night time photos of Carbondale x-mas eve

Aside from the clock-tower, all shots are of scenes of Carbondale, IL – taken with a Canon 10-22 3.5-4.5 lens.  The clock tower is on the Southern Illinois University campus and was shot with a Canon 70-200 2.8L IS lens.
All shots were processed with Photoshop 5 and Lightroom 3.  All are HDR shots.