"Earth Shine," multi-exposure image of the moon from a Boing Boing reader


Dylan O'Donnell took this wonderful image, and shared it on our Boing Boing Flickr Pool.

He explains,

I think this is the best photo of the moon I've ever captured. It's a layering of 2 separate stacks, both of 20 exposures each for a total of 40 exposures. This was done to reveal the faint and delicate crater details as well as the dull blue glow of the earth itself, reflecting back from the dark side of the moon.

I really like how the 20% moon's character as a 3 dimensional object hanging in space, illuminated both by the earth and the sun, is revealed in this image, unlike any of my other lunar photos.

Taken from my backyard in Byron Bay NSW, Australia with a Celestron 9.25" SCT w/ Focal Reducer (6.3) and Canon 70D. Backyard EOS, AutoStakkert & PS6 used for capture and post processing.

This photo (like most of mine) is now public domain.

More of my work on deography.com.

"Earth Shine," shared in the Boing Boing Flickr Pool.