082202 - Quarter Moon


When the moon enters the half phase, it is 90-degrees from the sun. This is also the position in the sky where maximum polarization takes place. Using a old manual-focus Nikon mirror lens, I was able to attach a 112mm polarizing filter on the front of the lens, thus rendering the background sky a deep blue.

The image was captured with a Nikon F5 and 1000mm f/11 on Velvia 100; Gitzo tripod.

This image is available framed or matte only in the following sizes:
●    8x10 print / 11x14 matte
●  11x14 print / 16x20 matte
●  16x20 print / 20x24 matte

 

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