PHOTOS – Supermoon over Cardiff

It’s a phenomenom that doesn’t occur THAT often and it’s even less common for me to be up at 4am in the morning to coincide with what has been called a Supermoon
'Supermoon' over Pontcanna, Cardiff.
The ‘Supermoon’ effect is caused when the moon reaches the closest point in it’s elliptical orbit around Earth and hits the peak of it’s full phase. The whole of the disc of the moon is illuminated and is surely the biggest, brightest full moon of the year.
'Supermoon' over Pontcanna, Cardiff.
'Supermoon' over Pontcanna, Cardiff.
When photographed near the horizon ‘Supermoons’ can be 15% larger than normal, 20% brighter and are a real treat for photography enthusiasts.

I was totally unprepared for this early morning shoot and literally stuck my camera out of the window and snapped away in various modes and settings until I found one that captured what I could actually see with the naked eye.
'Supermoon' over Pontcanna, Cardiff.'Supermoon' over Pontcanna, Cardiff.
'Supermoon' over Pontcanna, Cardiff.
'Supermoon' over Pontcanna, Cardiff.
I literally only had a couple of minutes before the moon passed behind some tv aerials and chimney pots before disappearing behind a row of houses – I also had to quickly disappear and venture into work!
'Supermoon' over Pontcanna, Cardiff.'Supermoon' over Pontcanna, Cardiff.'Supermoon' over Pontcanna, Cardiff.
'Supermoon' over Pontcanna, Cardiff.
Things I learnt from this? Mainly to use a tripod, never shoot light sources through double glazed windows, never shoot through dirty double glazed windows, use suitable settings on the camera and most of all BE PREPARED!

Advertisements

One Response to “PHOTOS – Supermoon over Cardiff”

  1. Hilarious.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Soliciting Flavours

Musings (more like rambling thoughts) of a Cardiff based lawyer obsessed with food and wine

skroez cvk

Art, Graffiti & Street Art, The Rave scene, Psychedelia

oSiAn gRiFfOrD

ILLUSTRATOR

ProfPurvis

making some sense of media

STREETS AND ART AROUND THE WORLD

Partager mes découvertes street-art en temps réel

Croydon Street Art

Documenting Street Art around Croydon

the 3 R's blog

30 Projects x 30 Weeks x 3 Principles

Jitterbug's Weblog

Adventures Locally and Around the World

Rhian Gregory

Sharing ideas, discussing topics, and life of a mum on wheels

Smithysnr

My life, my kids, my work, my everything!

Calling All Stations

Railways: Modelling, Discussing, Exploring

farmorethanjustagame

Faye Chamberlain Photographer - Artist in Residence for the Welsh Football Trust

PANG

a r t o f p a n g

Hannah Roberts

~ hanlroberts

cardiffcyclechic.wordpress.com/

Since 2012, we've captured over 250 cyclists in all their diversity across the city. Each cyclist is stopped in the street - no planning, no preparation.

%d bloggers like this: