Moonrise in Epcot

Discussion in 'Epcot Photos' started by Scottwdw, Jun 19, 2019.

  1. Scottwdw

    Scottwdw Member

    Will add photos if the weather cooperates next month. I will be in Epcot on July 16, 2019 which is the night of the Full Moon which rises at 8:28 PM. Anyone have photos of a Full Moon over any Epcot locations? Looking for ideas.

    So far, I can line up some of the World Showcase pavilions. The rise happening so close to Illuminations will mean I need to get to a shooting location early.

    Or, I could try and line up Spaceship Earth with the moon but it would be high in the sky by then.
     
  2. mSummers

    mSummers Member

    We lucked into a moonrise in EPCOT last Pixelmania. I haven't worked on my photos yet but I caught it over Mission Space. We didn't realize that ahead of time. I think it was Dave that noticed it and messaged the group and some of us ran around looking for angles. I would look at TPE and see what angles are available. Without knowing the location, I would think moon over Morocco would be nice it it lines up.
     
  3. ddindy

    ddindy Member Staff Member

    I looked at my photos from last October - I only had one shot at Mission Space where the moon wasn't obscured by clouds. Since I used a 25mm focal length to get the attraction in the frame, the moon was really small.
    My recommendation for moon shots is to try for the night before the full moon. In the time right after moonrise, there's enough sunlight to illuminate something interesting in the foreground. Of course you need a relatively clear view of the horizon for that to work.
     
  4. zackiedawg

    zackiedawg Member Staff Member

    I've shot a few moons around Epcot - though some of these are 'snapshots' taken handheld and some I composited two frames so I could have the moon and the foreground in focus. Here are a few:

    Composite...that's the actual moon that night and where it was, but obviously I couldn't be that zoomed in on the moon and still get the Morocco scenery in the shot:
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    Moon in the clouds over China:
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    Cloudy moon behind Norway church:
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    Full moon over Germany:
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    Moon rising behind China buildings:
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    Full moon over Mexico, shot from across the lake:
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    Moon rising in China...again!:
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  5. ddindy

    ddindy Member Staff Member

    I like the idea of shooting across the lagoon. That allows you to zoom in on the moon and still get a full building or three in the shot.
     
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  6. zackiedawg

    zackiedawg Member Staff Member

    Exactly - the Mexico moon shot would have been very cool if taken properly, tripod and all, or a composite HDR. Mine unfortunately was a handheld snap taken with a cheap consumer zoom - I was just walking along around UK or Canada when I noticed the moon rising over the pyramid - and had to take a snap of it. I used in-camera HDR with 3 frames, but still needed very high ISO handheld, so it's not a great shot, but gives an idea what a good shot could look like from that angle.
     
  7. Scottwdw

    Scottwdw Member

    That was my plan, the Moon lines up over various pavilions from the side the UK is on. Thank @zackiedawg for your photos. I though about being in China, too, for the temple idea.
     

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