Autumn 2020 – Part 35 – Shine on Harvest Moon – Jasper National Park

October 2, 2020

After my pathetic attempt yesterday morning, I was determined to do better with my Harvest moon shots today. The moon was up higher, there were no clouds and I had a base to sit my camera on for longer exposure shots. I, as one who relies on the Auto setting for most of my photographs, was literally in heaven with this opportunity.

Shine on Harvest Moon

Elk bugle rings out

across quiet lake surface.

Shine on harvest Moon.

10 second exposure F2.8 – note Mars appears to upper left of moon
8 second exposure F 2.8
30 second exposure F 3.2
handheld optical zoom
handheld digital zoom
Handheld optical zoom
handheld reflection on the rippled lake surface
1 second F 2.8
30 seconds F 2.8

Published by kagould17

After working for 43+ years (38 years 7 months with my last company), I finally got that promotion I waited my entire career for……retirement. I have been exploring this new career for the past 3+ years and while it is not always exciting, the chance to do what I want for myself and my family instead of what my company wanted me to do has been rewarding. While I still miss the social aspect of working with a team of great people, I have managed to keep in touch with many from my former team and I have many friends and family members who now fulfill this part of my life. Now that my Patty has retired, we are able to spend more time in pursuits and with people who are near and dear to us. I enjoy photography, gardening, working with my hands, walking, cycling, skiing, travelling, reading and creating special photo and video productions obtained in my first pastime. I may not become wealthy in any of these pursuits, but I already feel I am rich in life experiences far beyond any expectation.

18 thoughts on “Autumn 2020 – Part 35 – Shine on Harvest Moon – Jasper National Park

    1. Thanks. Sometimes, it is worth the effort to see hat the camera can do. Jasper is in a Dark Skies Preserve, so there is very little ambient light or smog from man made sources. That autumn morning was crystal clear, even if I had not had my coffee yet. Thanks for reading and commenting. Allan

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  1. Lift up your eyes to heaven and see. Who has created these things? He calls them all by name. Because of his vast dynamic energy and power not one of themis missing. Isa. 40: 26 What an amazing shot of an awe-inspiring moment!!!!

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    1. Thanks Bernie. It was good to be in the right place at the right time. I have always wanted to b in Jasper during Dark Skies. Got close this year and it was worth it. Thanks for reading and commenting. Allan


  2. Fantastic photos, Allan! I salute to your efforts to capture the moon, because it’s not an easy task. Being the brightest object in the night sky, it can provide hours of enjoyment and wonderment. Thanks for sharing and take care 😀 Aiva

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    1. Thanks Aiva. I got a chance to see what the camera could do if I took it off fully automatic. The larger shots were handheld so I could get some clarity on the moon surface. Thanks for reading and enjoy your weekend. Allan

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