One of the best things about seeing a Supermoonrise (a word I made up, by the way) is that it is spectacular to see it clear the horizon. This was the case last month when I was in Big Bend with my photography friends taking advantage of this rare supermoon event. The moon was set to rise about 30 minutes after the sunset on the 14th so we were able to capture the sunset against the Chisos Mountains and then the subsequent moonrise over the mountain range. Unfortunately, it’s very hard to get a good foreground while shooting from long-range with a super telephoto lens. So, I decided to try to emulate what I saw by creating this composite sequence. The entire sequence took about three minutes to complete. Of course, it was much more spectacular in person but I thought it would be interesting to try and replicate it nonetheless.
This image was taken with my Canon EOS 5DS using my Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 II Lens set on 400mm. The camera was set on Manual mode with the aperture set at f/8, shutter speed at 1/60th of a second and the ISO set at 100. I used a tripod for stability. I captured a total of nine images which I stitched together into one image using Photoshop.
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