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Moonrise Cradle Mountain

Moonrise at Cradle Mountain over the peaceful buttongrass moors. January 2019 brought with it a “supermoon” – a full moon which is apparently a little larger than usual. I don’t think its really that noticeable really, but it gets a few headlines 🙂

I was enjoying the challenge of composition, and this was before the moon had even made an appearance

I was up at Cradle Mountain over those dates and captured an amazing moonrise right on dusk. Instead of going the wide angle I attached the 70-200mm, got down low and juxtaposed it among the buttongrass.

Moonrise Cradle Mountain

Moonrise Cradle Mountain

Moonrise Cradle Mountain

Focus is on the moon, at f8.

Moonrise Cradle Mountain

Same composition at f2.8.

Moonrise Cradle Mountain

…and at f16. Which do you like best?

Moonrise Cradle Mountain

A little later as the twilight deepened.

Moonrise Cradle Mountain

Full moon among the buttongrass

This was a very enjoyable moment in nature, something I value very highly and enjoy sharing with guests on my trips. As you have no doubt heard Tasmania is experiencing some shocking bushfires right now, many started by lightning strikes in buttongrass moors just like this one all across the tinder dry south west and central plateau. Fingers crossed these fires come under control soon and best wishes to the firies doing all they can to fight them.

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Luke O'Brien runs a stall at Hobart's popular Salamanca Market every Saturday where his prints and cards are available for purchase. Follow Luke's photographic adventures on Twitter at @lukeobrienphoto, at his Facebook page or by subscribing to his email newsletter.