Propitious date and time: Tuesday 15 April 2014 at 20:32

Here’s a heads-up for photographers who love Kelston Roundhill. Matt Prosser writes in to say

on Tuesday 15 April 2014 the full moon will rise East-South-East at 20:34, some 30 minutes after sunset.  If the sky is clear it should offer a great opportunity to capture the Kelston Roundhill clump of trees as a silhouette in a full moon.

His evidence is drawn from a crafty app called The Photographer’s Ephemeris, described as a map-centric sun and moon calculator to help plan outdoor photography shoots in natural light. Anyway, here’s the background to moment Matt has identified:

kelston ephemeris

He further recommends

A long shot with a long lens is essential to reduce the size of the trees and maximise the size of the moon. I’m thinking about going to Avon Lane by the sewage farm for the shot.

One feels the makers of Stonehenge, the pyramids, Macchu Pichu and any other astronomomically-oriented ancient artefacts would feel entirely in sync with any photographers found gathered by a sewage farm shortly after dusk on 15 April this year, hoping for a clear night. Good luck!

 

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2 Responses to Propitious date and time: Tuesday 15 April 2014 at 20:32

  1. Pingback: Taking good photos: how hard can it be? Tue 15 April part 1 | Kelston Roundhill

  2. Pingback: 15 April: Matt’s moonshot photo (& the story behind it) | Kelston Roundhill

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