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"Supermoon of May 2012"
Location: Two different locations... photos merged.

The supermoon of May 2012 was greeted with many enthusiastic photographers who took excellent pictures of the superbright, supersized moon against famous landmarks.

For me, going to remote location was out of questions, so I simply hoped to see the rising moon outside my home. Fortunately I had the view of the moon as it was rising up at the horizon. I made a few shots and decided to blend it with one of my older images shot at Seattle.

This image of Seattle skyline is one of my favorites. I shot it from top of space needle on a clear night. The sharpness of the lines, light on the buildings and clarity was in favor of the image, but I always felt that a moon in the sky would have been nice.

So I finally saw the opportunity to combine these two images. I usually don't combine images, but this one came out nice... hence posting it.

Tech Info:
Lens: Canon EF 70-200 f/4L IS at 85mm for skyline, 200mm for the moon
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mk II
Exposure: 120sec at f/16 and ISO 50 for the skyline, 0.3sec at f/13 and ISO 100 for the moon.
Filters: No filters
Post Processing: Images combined in PhotoShop CS6.

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