Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Calcutta, 5:52 pm

There was a supermoon on 2 January, though this post is so late it's almost new moon time. I was in Calcutta, and my mother and I went up to the roof terrace of our building to watch the Moon rise. For is it not written: "The term 'supermoon' may be mostly hype, but it's as good an excuse as any to go out and look up."

This photo was taken from the same chilchhad – and features the same coconut tree – as the photo of the sunrise taken nearly five years ago.


Shrabastee Banerjee said...

Great shot! Naive question: did you use a tripod? My super moon photos last year all ended up blurry and I don't know why - I've taken moon photos before without tripods and it's worked pretty well, do you think my settings were off or is a tripod important and I just got lucky in the past?

Sroyon said...

I took this without a tripod, just cranked up the ISO and underexposed to get more detail on the Moon. 300mm, f/4, 1/13 sec, ISO 6400.
Having said that, 1/13 sec with a 300mm lens is definitely pushing your luck :)