Mar 29, 2020

Full Moon Rise over Rhode Island Newport Bridge

Capturing a full moon rise over The Claiborne Pell Newport Bridge, also or better known as the Newport Bridge, had been on my bucket list for many years. Following some research on the subject, it seemed to be a good time last time around. The moon was predicted to rise between one of the arches and then continue above this iconic New England bridge in Rhode Island. So I decided to go! Upon arrival I started setting up tripod and 100-400 mm with a 1.4x teleconverter. As forecast the moon beautifully rose between the arch and above but the brightness was lacking. Ones brightness became acceptable it was above the bridge. I quickly improvised and moved set up around to create a symmetrical composition of the rectangular Claiborne Pell Newport Bridge with its triangle suspensions and the round full moon atop. Later on, I moved further around to capture other perspective and eventually changed to a wide-angle lens to capture the entire bridge with a bright full moon on top while the sunset light was still painting this Rhode Island scenery in beautiful warm hues. 

The focal length was 435mm and an aperture setting of f/32 provided a shutter speed of 1/25 seconds at ISO100. During post-processing I applied noise reduction and mainly adjusted brightness, contrast, and color saturation, before removing image imperfection and sharpening the final digital photography image of Full Moon over Rhode Island Newport Bridge.

Good light and happy photo making!

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