A bucket list photo.
I've been trying to get this shot for so many years that I actually forgot that I have been trying to get it. And tonight, per chance, I got it... I was sitting in darkness caused by loadshedding, when I received two messages from good friends telling me to go and look at the moon and take photos. I thought that I had nothing else to do with no electricity, so why not? It is also the last full moon of this decade, so I give it a bash.
I took several photos, none that were sharp enough and I was shooting handheld so I was tempted to give up. I crouched down on the ground in order to get a firmer grip on my camera and lens, and attempted to manually focus, and this airplane flew in front of the moon. I immediately took a few quick photos and this is what I got. Not as sharp as I would have wanted, but it's there... Airplanes move really quickly and it takes about 2 or 3 seconds before they are past the moon, and you have to be in the exact spot to get it. I've seen an airplane in front of the moon once before about a year ago in my cameras viewfinder, but I took too long to take the photo.
This one was pure luck, and I'm super chuffed... Although this scene is possible almost anywhere in the world, this one happened right here in South Africa.
I am Proudly South African... I used quite an obscure lens, a BIG 88DA 800mm to 1200mm.
I also used my gorgeous @canonrsa
6D Mark ii.
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