Super Moon Rise

2019-03-20 Full Moon B&W
Super Moon 2019-03-20

2019-03-20 Full Moon Color

This shot was March 20th at 7:18 PM from Fort Worden in Port Townsend, WA. I used a 300mm lens with a 2x teleconverter on a tripod with a shutter release.

I can’t decide if I like the B&W or the color better. The reflection of the sunset in the windows on the houses on Whidbey Island is nice and shows up a little better in the color. But the B&W seems sharper and less hazy. The adjustments were made in Lightroom and the B&W conversion was made of the final color image in Silver Effects Pro 2.

Camera: Nikon D850

Lens: Nikkor 300mm PF with 2x teleconverter

ISO: 100    1/25sec    f/8 (wide open with the 2x doubling the effective aperture)

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  1. Totally awesome photo – like the monochrome better. We saw the moon rise in Portland, but were missing the spectacular backdrop….and I didn’t bring the right lens to the US. But it was still nice. Congrats on your photo!

  2. I like both. The results are so different—moon seems foreboding in black/white photo—like an alien rising. Much softer in color. Like the lighted houses too.

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