Thursday, February 20, 2014

Moonrise over the Neuse at New Bern

Sometimes we have to improvise when we don't have with us the ideal equipment for a photo op. Traveling to New Bern, NC, I packed the most compact high quality camera and lens combo that I could. The Canon 40mm "pancake" lens hardly projects forward of a DSLR body (5D Mk II in this case), and is very high optical quality, but the focal length is fixed and there is no image stabilizer. Not having a tripod, I simply balanced the camera on a post for this 4 second exposure of the newly risen moon over the mouth of the Neuse  River.

[EF 40mm f/2.8, 4 sec. @ f/8, ISO 800]



  1. Beautiful photo, Jess. You don't need no stinkin' tripod!


    1. Hah! I wished I'd had one, but at least I've learned over the years to try for what I can get, even if it seems the odds are poor. Sometimes I'm rewarded.


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