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Photo Of The Day by Bruce Wendler

Moonset Over Mammoth Minarets by Bruce Wendler

Moonset Over Mammoth Minarets by Bruce Wendler

Bruce Wendler used The Photographer’s Ephemeris app and an extreme telephoto perspective to get this photograph of a moonset over the the Minarets near Mammoth, California. He explains, “Using TPE software, determined which time of year the moonset would occur over the Minarets and the ability to get access to the position not too far from the car in case I had to move quickly, which happened. My calculation was off by several hundred feet. This can happen when 20 miles from the moonset site.” Wendler submitted this photo to the Extreme Telephoto Assignment which is open until August 13th. This photo shows how you can use very long focal lengths compress a scene and create a unique look. Long focal lengths are commonplace for wildlife, but, as this photo shows, they can be good for special landscape images as well. He used a

  • Sony a900 DSLR, 70-400mm G2 lens, Vivitar Doubler and a Slik Tripod.