Full Moon, Vieste, Italy

SEPTEMBER 2000 – Full moon over Vieste in Italy. Photo © Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com

The story behind the image

Capturing moon shots on film used to be as difficult as capturing sunsets and sunrises. You’ve got this bright spot somewhere in your frame, surrounded by a huge dark area. This easily could fool any exposure meter, and you usually did not have a live preview or instant feedback on the look of your image.

At the beach of Vieste I hit the right settings and could capture the full moon. And it was not just a full moon but it was just slightly covered by clouds. What’s more, the moonlight was illuminating a few more very light clouds in the lower third of the image.

I like this shot, especially considering the challenging situation back then.

The high resolution image

Capture Date12-SEP-2000
LocationVieste, Italy
CameraCanon AE-1 Program
Image SourceFuji Slide Film
Digital Image SourceEPSON Perfection 4870 Photo
Digital Image Source FormatTIFF, 48 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions6098 x 4139 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com

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