|Photographing the Moon|
November’s full moon was the closest to earth and therefore the biggest full moon in 68 years so the Landscape Group decided to try and capture moonrise on our cameras. No fewer than 15 group members and guests turned out for the occasion.
Although the moon would not be visible from Wiltshire at the actual moment of full moon and closest approach, from a photographic point of view we wanted to make our images at moonrise to include some terrestrial landscape in the image. On Sunday afternoon the (almost) full moon rose at 4.16pm and the sun set at 4.20pm. This provided a period of about 10 minutes when the moon and the terrestrial landscape were of similar brightness, enabling them to be included in the same image using a single exposure.
All in all a fun afternoon, a chance to try some different photographic techniques and a bit of a carnival atmosphere. RH