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
|Camera||Canon AE-1 Program|
|Image Source||Fuji Slide Film|
|Digital Image Source||EPSON Perfection 4870 Photo|
|Digital Image Source Format||TIFF, 48 bits/pixel, sRGB|
|Edited Image Format||JPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB|
|Edited Image Dimensions||6098 x 4139 Pixels|
|Copyright||© by Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com|