Full Moon Over The Candelaria Ruins


Last week I came across a shot of the full moon above the ruins of Candelaria taken with a cellphone camera where the moon was just another lightbulb in the frame. Of course I was immediately intrigued about the possibility of making a double exposure to make sure both the moon and ruins were correctly exposed.

So the following evening I went out with a tripod and 40-150mm lens attached to the Olympus OM-D EM-1, and the SkyView app on my iPhone. With the app I was able to see the path of the moon before its rise. The 40-150mm is equivalent to an 80-300mm on a full frame sensor. The tripod was used for a 5-second long exposure of the ruins at 40mm. The Moon was captured with the 150mm telephoto end at 1/2000 of second. Both exposures at f8 used a sunny white balance since the Moon is only reflecting the light from the Sun.

Finally, I transferred the two exposures from the camera to the iPhone and put them together using only Snapseed.

By the way, you can decorate your home or office with wall art prints of these gorgeous images.

Make sure you book a night photography workshop with me to learn how to make images like this one and many more.

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