120912_015 - Moon & Venus over Hartford


People going to work early on this September morning were rewarded with a conjunction of the crescent Moon and Venus in the dawn sky. I drove to the Elizabeth Park Sunrise Overlook at 5am to take this picture. Usually to capture images like this, the lens aperture is set to its widest setting, but because of the intensity of the Hartford skyline and the brightness of the Moon and Venus, I stopped the lens down to f/8 to tone it down, yet was still able to capture the electric blue of the sky. This is about a 15 second exposure.

The image was shot with a Nikon D3x and 24-70/2.8 lens, ISO 800, 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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