Far Away Shadows

Photographing the moon is the curiosity of every photographer at some point, and thankfully I was able to do it justice at least once.

This image was created using a Canon EF 800mm lens with two stacked teleconverters, a 2x and a 1.4x. This created an effective focal length of 2240mm, within the range of modest telescopes.

This level of reach was needed to fill the frame with the moon, and this image is cropped in from there. I specifically chose a night a few days after a full moon to add depth and shadows to the surface – revealing more texture in the craters, especially toward the edge.

Astro photography has long been an interest of mine, and one I’ll continue to pursue with childhood curiosity and intrigue. I’ll need a bigger lens!

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