|Date:||Saturday, July 24th, 2021|
|Lens:||400mm f2.8G ED VR AF-S NIKKOR + TC-20E III|
|Tag:||lighthouse, moon, time lapse, astrophotography|
|Larger image:||2000 x 1124|
|Raw image:||3841 x 2160|
John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2022 to 2005 > July 2021 > Moonrise Over Trial Islands Lighthouse
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The biggest problem was the tripod. It was quite windy out (you can see the flag flapping) so the camera was actually blowing quite a bit. All of these frames were aligned by hand from the silhouettes of the house and lighthouse. I have more frames of the moon rising into the night sky, but I can't align them because I have no fixed part of the frame. It was so dark that even fully ramped up, I can't see the light house building.
I was surprised how much the moon is distorted - it isn't round and the face is blurred by changes in air density. I can understand why people usually take pictures of churches in the mountains rather than lighthouses on the horizon.