Full Moon, Millstätter See, Kärnten, Austria

AUGUST 2022 – During the blue hour, the full moon reflects in the water of Millstätter See in Austria. Photo © Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com

The story behind the image

The ‘blue hour’ was almost gone, and we had been distracted by the activities of the kids on the nearby playground which is situated a bit off the lake, maybe 100 meters. For no specific reason I went to the few meters down to the edge of the lake. I guess I just wanted to check whether there was an attractive photo opportunity.

On the last few steps I realized that it’s full moon and the rising moon was beautifully reflecting in the water of the lake. This sight has blown me away. I did not have a solid tripod and realized I would have to improvise. I used a nearby pole to steady the camera, set it to manual mode at ISO 640 and used a 2 second delay before the actual shot was captured. This enabled me to keep the camera really steady.

I really like the result.

The high resolution image

Capture Date & Time10-AUG-2022, 20:48
LocationSeeboden am Millstätter See, Austria
CameraCanon EOS M6 Mark II
LensCanon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM, with Canon Mount Adaptor EF-EOS M
Exposure1/15 sec at f/4
Digital Image Source FormatCanon Camera RAW (CR3)
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions4091 x 6137 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com

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