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Photo Of The Day by Nephi Boren

Rising by Nephi Boren

Rising by Nephi Boren


Nephi Boren took advantage of last weekend’s rare “Supermoon” to get this photo. Boren was in Zion National Park in Utah and used a Canon EOS Rebel T3i with a 75-300mm lens. The photo was submitted to the Moon Shots Assignment which is open until next Tuesday night. Boren get a spot-on exposure on the moon surface, which is often difficult for photographers. To get the texture of the moon in your moon photos, use a slight variation of the “Sunny 16 Rule. That rule states that a shutter speed of 1/your ISO @ f/16 is the correct exposure on a bright, clear sunny day. On the moon, it’s always a bright, clear sunny day, but because of the distance and all of the Earth’s atmosphere that you’re shooting through you make a one-stop adjustment: 1/your ISO @ f/11. Give this a try to make your photos of the moon come out looking like the moon instead of a featureless bright blob.

I select a Photo Of The Day every day. I choose the images from the various OP galleries including AssignmentsYour Favorite Places and all of the OP Contests. Also, for each issue of the magazine I go through the Assignments galleries and choose a few to be featured in The Best Of Assignments in print and I select a weekly winner to be featured on the OP home page. To get your photos into the running all you have to do is submit them