Moonrise Madness at Mattamuskeet

Lake Mattamuskeet moonrise

This image was taken on January 19, 2011 while leading a photography tour in Eastern NC with fellow photographer and business partner, Jerry Greer. This is a composite of 5 vertical images stitched together using Adobe Photoshop CS5’s Automerge feature. The moon was not a part of the composite process: It was there, it was real, and it was spectacular!

The image is then straightened, cropped (to my preferred panoramic aspect ratio of 3:1) and saved. The native file size (before any enlarging) is 48″ x 16″ @ 300ppi. The details are simply amazing: every bird and tree branch are visible and sharp when viewed at 100 percent.

Technical details:

Mattamuskeet National Wildlife Refuge, North Carolina

Canon EOS 5D mk2, Canon 70-200 f2.8 @ 150mm, 1/20 second @ f8, ISO 250 for all 5 images.

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  1. Posted January 30, 2011 at 2:23 pm by Gary LaFountain | Permalink

    Just wanted to say I love your photo’s .

  2. Posted January 30, 2011 at 3:27 pm by Tom Biggs | Permalink


  3. Posted January 30, 2011 at 9:27 pm by Eliot | Permalink

    Beautiful shot!! Makes me even more excited to be joining you and Ian in Patagonia!


    • Posted January 30, 2011 at 9:31 pm by Richard Bernabe | Permalink

      Thanks Eliot!

      Ian and I are very excited about Patagonia. The trip is now full, so you got in just in time. Looks like I just missed you by at a day in Iguazu.

  4. Posted February 2, 2011 at 3:06 pm by Nancy de Flon | Permalink

    What a stunning image, Richard. Thank you for sharing!

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