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The moon makes for a fascinating photographic subject, not least because of the phases that it cycles through during the 28 day lunar month.
From the thin crescent of a new moon at dusk to the full moon setting at sunrise, there's always something different to enjoy.
One phase of the moon that I hadn't paid much attention to before now was the quarter phase, when the moon's face is half in sunlight and half in darkness.
But I came to realise that this particular phase was great for picking out craters on the moon's surface, as the light from the sun is striking the moon at 90° to my viewpoint, casting shadows from the craters' edges and thus highlighting the surface irregularities.
So I took advantage of a clear, windless night in August 2019 to shoot hundreds of frames of the quarter moon as it traversed downwards through a darkening sky, in order to create my Moon Timelapse #14 video, from which I selected this one frame to present as a still image.
Filename - moon craters 01
Lens - 100-400mm zoom @ 400mm
Exposure - 1/50 sec @ f5.6, ISO3200
Filters - None.
Location - North Wales
Image enhancements - Adobe Lightroom
Comments - This image is one of hundreds taken to create my Moon Timelapse #14 video.
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