Supermoon photographing, supermoon and snowmoon March 9, 2020

Supermoon and Snow Moon March 9, 2020

A supermoon or supermoon is a full moon that looks larger and gives more light compared to other full moons. This is because the moon is relatively close to Earth. Because the most snow falls in the northern hemisphere during this period, the supermoon is also called Snow Moon.

  • Photography tips: How to photograph the supermoon

You will photograph in a light situation that is very difficult for the camera to measure. And you want to capture the atmosphere, so it's important that you have influence on the lighting yourself. Your camera also finds it difficult to focus, so we set the camera completely to manual! (OEPS, that's a big step after my previous blogs)

Important here is that you use a tripod to prevent motion blur!

If possible, it is best to take a picture with the timer (often use for group photos wherever you want to go), or from a remote control! This will prevent you from moving your camera while printing.

Start with a not too high ISO. Because it is so dark, you probably want to set the ISO too high quickly, but it's so bad if there is a lot of noise in the picture. Start with an ISO 200.

To get your image as sharp as possible, it is best to set the Aperture around f/8.0. At this distance, depth of field has no effect at all!

And then you might think you need a long shutter speed, but that's not too bad. Because the moon, your subject, radiates quite a lot of light (the moon itself does not give light, but that's a different story), you can start with a shutter speed of 1/160 approximately. If you increase the shutter speed, you get the chance that your moon is moving in the picture. Of course, it moves around the earth, and you can get that movement in your image if you set the shutter speed too high.

Focus manually, because it is very difficult for the autofocus to focus in this situation.

An objective (lens) of about 300 mm is actually needed to get the effect really nice on the picture.

Another tip to get the effect clearly on the photo: Make sure you have a branch or something else partially in view, to enhance the effect.

In summary:

  • use a tripod
  • use the timer or remote control
  • set the ISO to 200
  • set the aperture to f8.0
  • set the shutter speed to 1/160
  • manually focus
  • use a 300 mm telephoto lens
  • put something else in the image to enhance the effect

Use this as basic values, and from there optimize your exposure by adjusting one of the factors with stops (or 1/3 stops if possible).

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Power cable by Schiermonnikoog
Nature is invariably confused with emptiness. Also by Eric Wiebes, in his last week as Minister of Economic Affairs and Climate. He identified Schiermonnikoog and the mudflats underneath as the ideal place for two gigantic power lines. They must connect a future wind farm with the Eemshaven. The cable can also be around the mud flats, but that's more expensive. That's why the mud is UNESCO World Heritage Site and protected by European. Yet the Ministry of Economic Affairs can do what it wants, as long as biologists can't make it hard for nature to break down. But about nature we especially do not know a lot. You don't buy anything for question marks, and so nature is screwed.. At Schiermonnikoog, less than a thousand people live, and the mudflats seem empty. But with over ten thousand species of plants and animals, there's an explosion of biodiversity. Rare plants and animals besides, because there are only a handful of such tidal regions in the world. The Wadden Sea is the largest. Wanderfilm Schiermonnikoog -The Wadden That's why the mud is UNESCO World Heritage Site and protected by European. Yet the Ministry of Economic Affairs can do what it wants, as long as biologists can't make it hard for nature to break down. But about nature we especially do not know a lot. You don't buy anything for question marks, and so nature is screwed.. The Wadden Sea is a natural area of global importance, divided into three countries and surrounded by densely populated areas. The main threats to the area are mainly fisheries, industry, ports and shipping. Population developments, tourism and climate change are also a threat. It is therefore essential to ensure that the protection and conservation of the Wadden Sea play an important role in the planning and regulation of human co-use. In 1992, the European Union adopted a directive on the protection of special habitats: the Habitats Directive. The Habitats Directive covers lists of plant and animal species and natural habitats that deserve additional protection. Birds are excluded from this because a separate directive (the Birds Directive) has already been introduced before. The Habitats Directive prohibits an activity if the protection zone is affected by it. The Habitats Directive also refers to a 'proper assessment' of environmental impacts before an activity in the protection zone is authorised. Habitats to be protected include 'permanent with seawater of shallow depth On the intercession of D66, the House of Representatives will debate with ministers Bas van't Wout (Economic Affairs) and Carola Schouten (Nature) about the power lines to be dug under Schiermonnikoog. Apart from CDA, VVD, ChristenUnie and DENK, the entire House of Representatives supported the request of D66'er Tjeerd de Groot. He mentions the intention of the empire to dig a cable through the Wadden Island, an unblessed plan” that can seriously harm nature on Schiermonnikoog,,”.
Beware: Garlic from China!
#knoflook An alarming report came by this week about how garlic is treated and grown in China. I also use a lot of garlic myself because it is so good for your health. Unfortunately, I still have to buy them at the supermarket. I think everyone should read this post and know what you're buying with the cheap garlic from China. Judge for yourself: Below the translated message from English into Dutch.The photo above is of Carla Glory of and his organic garlic that we will plant in the district garden the coming year.Your garlic is imported from China, made with bleach and chemicalsGarlic, one of the healthiest and most popular foods on the planet. There is no denial of the wonderful health benefits that garlic has, it is a traditional remedy for high blood pressure, high cholesterol and even colds.But there's something about garlic that you probably do not know, more than 80% of the garlic sold worldwide comes from China. Last year, the US alone imported £138 million. Although most consumers assume that their garlic was grown in California, the “garlic capital of the world”, it was actually shipped from China. Even “organic” garlic is often imported from China, where organic certification can not be trusted.Chinese garlic is bleached. According to Henry Bell of the Australian Garlic Industry Association, garlic from China is sprayed with chemicals to stop germination, white garlic, and to kill insects and plant material. He also reports that garlic is grown in untreated sewage, “Bell also questions some growth practices in China.“I'm sure some garlic growers there use raw human waste water to fertilize their crops, and I don't believe Australian quarantine regulations are strict enough when it comes to testing bacteria on imported products,” he says. “I also challenge the effectiveness of the Chinese methyl bromidegassing processes.”Chinese garlic is heavily sprayed with methyl bromide to remove any insects. Methylbromide is a highly toxic chemical. Exposure to high concentrations can cause damage to the respiratory and central nervous system, even death. According to the UN, it is 60 times more harmful than chlorine and is the basis of CFCS.Garlic from China is also sprayed with lead, sulfates and other unsafe compounds.So the next time you are in the supermarket, you may want to think about this article. Fortunately, Chinese garlic is easy to see.Californian garlic has some roots on the bottom and is heavier than imported garlic.