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!




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