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I went outside at dusk the other night and noticed that the moon was full and that it was in full view. I have been thinking about doing a moon sequence where one captures a series of images without moving the camera. So, I grabbed my camera, the longest lens that I have, my sturdy tripod and my shutter release and setup the rig in my patio. My Canon 7D Mark II has an intervalometer built-in. So set it up to take 20 photographs at 30-second intervals. I then chose four that were spaced out evenly and that would show enough of the moon’s details. I brought them all together into one image using Photoshop. I left a border around the moons to highlight each moon’s circumference.

What’s an Intervalometer you ask? Well, I’m glad you did. An intervalometer is an attached camera device or a feature built-in to some cameras that operate the shutter regularly at set intervals over a period of time. This capability is often used for time-lapse photography. In my case, I wanted the moons to be separated by the same interval. I could have done it manually but it is very hard to get it perfectly right. The intervalometer eliminates all the guesswork.


This image was taken with my Canon EOS 7D Mark II using my Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Sports Lens set on 569 mm. The camera was set on Manual mode with the aperture set at f/6.3, shutter speed at 1/60th of a second and the ISO set at 100. This photograph is comprised of four images and combined using Photoshop.

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6 thoughts on “Moons”

  1. I had considered acquiring that lens for shooting the moon as well as wildlife, but at the last moment opted for a 16-35 which will see much more use, I believe. This is an interesting collage.

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