The final supermoon of 2016 set this morning and I photographed it setting behind the Purdue Water Tower.

I woke up this morning just after 7am and noticed the Moon out my window hanging high above the Water Tower here at Purdue.

Before going to breakfast, I setup my camera on the window sill to capture a moonstack while I went to eat.

Settings for this stack were:

1/160″ | f/10 | ISO 100 @ 90mm

Canon 7D MKII + Canon EF 75-300 III

I set the in-camera intervalometer to take a photo every 10seconds, which is very much overkill. For this photo, I only use 1 out of every 15 shots.

Thinking of it like a deck of cards, if I need all of the same cards (say all 2’s) but am missing one of them, I can just switch to using all 3’s instead.

Likewise, if the clouds get in the way of a few photos, I am able to just move forward or backward in the sequence a few photos having that 9 photo buffer.

Shooting many more photos than you need also allows you to create a timelapse video from the sequence on top of the photo you are already getting out of it.

I am always exploring new ideas… Follow me on social media for more of these throughout the month!

Facebook

Twitter

Instagram

If you would like to support the continuation of my work, you can do so on a recurring base via Patreon or on a one-time basis via PayPal, thank you for your support!

I am a full-time professional photographer. If you would like to help make more photos like this possible, join my community and support me here on Patreon!