We're a couple of days into a new moon, and a thin crescent is hanging in the deep blue of the evening twilight sky, slowly tracking downwards towards the western horizon.
This must be my favourite phase of the moon, with its delicate shape set in the glowing dusk skies.
But this phase of the moon also gives rise to 'earthshine', where the unlit face of the moon reflects the dim light shining back from the earth.
So I cranked up the ISO on my Canon DSLR and set it to record the hundreds of still frames necessary to make this time lapse video, over-exposing the lit crescent in order to capture shadow detail in the 'earthshine' portion of the moon's face.
Filename - moon earthshine timelapse 02
Camera - Canon EOS 6DMK2
Lens - 100-400mm zoom @ 400mm
Exposure (start of sequence) - 1/4 sec @ f/5.6, ISO3200
Exposure (end of sequence) - 1/4 sec @ f/5.6, ISO3200
Filters - None.
Shooting interval - approx 4 frames per second.
Location - Buckley, North Wales
This clip - HD 720p, 30fps (4K and HD formats also available)
Clip duration - 32 seconds
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