Photographer: Jim Reitz
Photo taken: Taken June 26, 2018 in the Queen Anne neighborhood
Photographer’s description: “The Space Needle scores a bull’s-eye, skewering the rising (nearly) full moon. This was a shot I’ve planned for a while, and fortunately there were clear skies on Tuesday night. For moonrise shots, I prefer the night before the official 100 percent full moon — the earlier moonrise time balances the light between the moon and the foreground landscape. This allowed me to capture the scene in a single raw exposure, rather than use HDR or compositing. Canon 7D Mark II camera, Tamron 150-600mm lens zoomed to 309 mm, 1/125 sec. at f/13, ISO 400. Contrast and sharpening adjustments in Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop.”
Critique: “Clearly, your planning really made this image come together successfully. Your experience with moonrises also shows with how you put the moon and Space Needle on a clean background with cool evening colors.”
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