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Jason Dain

Location of Photo:

Bayswater NS

Date/Time of photo:

March 8, 2020 4:30am


Nikon D850 and Nikon 20mm f/1.8 lens


I had planned to capture the Milky Way after a night of deep sky astrophotography. I knew the moon was coming up but dismissed it as I figured it would be well out of the frame where I was shooting. Boy, was I wrong. Around 4:15 this morning, I started taking down my equipment so I could walk down to the sort to capture the Milky Way before Astronomical twilight. After getting mostly packed up, I caught something bright on the horizon out of the corner of my eye. A nice orange crescent moon was rising out of the water right in the middle of my planned shot. I shouted a few obscenities to the night sky and continued to pack up. I went down to the water anyway and managed to capture this scene with the moon rising below the Milky Way. Taken March 8, 2021 near Bayswater, NS using a Nikon D850 and 20mm f/1.8 lens. I took 12x10s exposures at f/2.5, ISO 3200. I stacked the images in Sequator and edited the stacked master in Photoshop. I did a long exposure foreground but the moonlight was too extreme to use it.


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