I usually can’t see those distant mountains so clearly.

The mid-autumn, completely full and insanely bright moon. Click here to see the full quality image.

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A quick time lapse of the moon getting tired of this planet and flying away from it.

Really though it’s the night before the Chinese Mid-Autumn Moon Festival (taken on the 7th). Photo assisted by the lovely redclairefield.

Also, the day before the full moon is your best shot at taking moon photos as the sun’s starting to set but it’s still light enough out to properly expose the foreground. Our eyes can handle much more contrast than a camera can, so (unless you’re shooting HDR) either the moon will be solid white (see tomorrow’s post!) or the scenery will be completely black. 

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See full quality and size here.

Series: Sunday Evening in Your Street

You all have seen how much I’ve grown into time lapses, and my latest obsession is specifically time lapses of night falling and lights turning on. That sounds like a specific enough subject to start a series. I’m calling this series “Sunday Evening in Your Street,” after the song by Ulrich Schnauss.

A man gave this to me today. I don’t remember much of him, other than his tan jacket. He reached into his suitcase and handed me this bowl of flies, said it was a free sample of sorts, or a trial rather; he said he’d come back for it. I asked when, and he only stated “just before you need it most,” and walked away.

One exposure per minute for ten minutes.

Click here to see it in better quality. This is longer than my usual time lapses so it’s hard to get it to fit on tumblr.

Click here to see it in better quality. This is longer than my usual time lapses so it’s hard to get it to fit on tumblr.

I just recently did two of the longest time lapses I’ve ever done, and their file sizes are too large to put on here lossless and at a decent size. I’m trying to decide if I should just upload the lossy ones with a link to the originals on imgur, or if I should try splitting them into beginning/end, or maybe even top/bottom or left/right halves and arrange them respectively as a photoset.