Blue hour and moonrise

Blue hour and moonrise

  • Date:
  • Venue: Questacon; King Edward Terrace, Parkes, act.

Meet at 7:15 at  Questacon Car Park

An outing on the foreshore of Lake Burley Griffin to
take photos during the ‘blue hour’ followed by photos of the

full moon when it rises at 8:51 pm.

What: Take photographs in “the Blue Hour” and, perhaps, catch a moonrise

Why:  A session to encourage new members to use a tripod and slow shutter speeds

We don’t normally organise much in January, but, with a full moon rising at 8:51 pm it seemed like a good idea to have an outing where club members take longer exposure shots of buildings and people on the lake foreshore, making the most of the dark blue sky and the contrast of the floodlit buildings.  Then, weather permitting, we may get a chance to take a photo of the moon near the Carillon.

I am particularly keen to get newer club members along and have organised for a few of the more experience members (who know their way around Nikon, Canon and Olympus cameras) to give help and encouragement.  If you have a different brand, we should still be able to help but it might take a bit longer.

If you have a tripod, bring it along, but if you don’t there is still plenty to learn.

Because Covid is a present danger masks should be worn at this event, to protect both yourself and others.  Being fully vaccinated is also highly desirable.

We normally meet for coffee after club outings but there are no coffee places nearby that are open  as late as we will be there, so, after the outing will finish after we have taken our moonrise shots.

Please let me know if you are planning on coming and I will send you some notes on taking photos of the moon and a bit more about “blue hour”.

Rob Wignell

Outings Co-convenor