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 & Time||10-AUG-2022, 20:48|
|Location||Seeboden am Millstätter See, Austria|
|Camera||Canon EOS M6 Mark II|
|Lens||Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM, with Canon Mount Adaptor EF-EOS M|
|Exposure||1/15 sec at f/4|
|Digital Image Source Format||Canon Camera RAW (CR3)|
|Edited Image Format||JPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB|
|Edited Image Dimensions||4091 x 6137 Pixels|
|Copyright||© by Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com|