As I stood on my front porch this morning, I noticed the conditions looked optimal for using a circular polarizing filter
. But what could I use as a subject in my uninspiring front yard? A glance to the left provided the answer – the moon set against a nearby tree.
I quickly set up a Canon EOS 5D Mark III
, an EF 300mm f/4 L USM
, a Kenko 1.4x teleconverter
on a tripod positioned on the corner of my front porch. After snapping about five frames I noticed something odd on the LCD screen. It seems I had inadvertantly captured a commuter jet flying just past the moon. It immediately reminded me Bryan's Airplane Over Harvest Moon at 1680mm
posted last fall.
EXIF: f/8, 1/125 sec, ISO 160
I post-processed the image in Photoshop CS6 using Nik Viveza 2 and Topaz Labs Clarity plug-ins.
Sometimes a little luck is a wonderful thing! [Sean]