Moonlight over Mount Rundle

Hiding in the clouds - 2013 © Christopher Martin

Canon 5DIII camera with a Canon 17-40mm lens: 80 seconds at f/11 on ISO 800

During the tail-end of the full phase of August’s blue moon I went to the edge of the first of the Vermilion Lakes just west of the Banff townsite and set up for a night of long exposures.  I drifted in and out of sleep but my timer remote stayed awake and kept running across the dark hours of the night.  The clouds raced across the sky under pretty steady winds.  With the longer exposures, they were stretched out and occasionally lent a mystical quality to the images.

Moon streaks - 2013 © Christopher Martin

Canon 5DIII camera with a Canon 17-40mm lens: 658 seconds at f/11 on ISO 400

A break in the sky for the blue moon - 2013 © Christopher Martin

Canon 5DIII camera with a Canon 17-40mm lens: 80 seconds at f/11 on ISO 800

As it drew closer to the morning, the land started to brighten and one of the last images revealed more of the scenery.

The gentle approach of dawn - 2013 © Christopher Martin

Canon 5DIII camera with a Canon 17-40mm lens: 238 seconds at f/11 on ISO 1000

4 responses

  1. Absolutely beautiful! Thank you for providing the settings!

    September 6, 2013 at 3:22 pm

  2. All are amazing but favourite is the second one for the cloud motion and hint of colour on the mountain.

    September 5, 2013 at 10:27 pm

  3. The reflection of the sky on to the mountain is beautiful!

    September 5, 2013 at 11:13 am

  4. I really like that second last one.

    September 5, 2013 at 10:47 am

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