Here's a new spin on one of my favorite spots to shoot in London. Earlier this week I noticed that it was supposed to be mostly clear later in the week, so I decided to check out viewing angles on The Photographer's Ephemeris (TPE). Needless to say I was really happy when I happened to notice that the sunset was supposed to be right between Big Ben and the bridge. It was mostly clear today with only a few clouds, so I thought I'd head out at sunset and see if I could get the shot. If you don't use TPE or something like it, you should check it out.
Here's the night version of this shot: https://plus.google.com/+DavidRRobinson/posts/6dC2hoBGjGj
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You can find other sunset/sunrise shots from Sunrise, Sunset album here: https://photos.google.com/album/AF1QipPHkQAjgraSlu-FNA11B07X5LJ5UTAoIi0-UtY4
If you're not familiar with it, the "Photographing..." series of books is a wonderful resource for exploring the western states of the US. Written by photographers who know the locations well, each book conveys exactly what you need to know in a concise and informative fashion, illustrated by wonderful shots that will make you want to head out on a road trip straight away.
It was the Photographing the Southwest series that inspired us to explore Colorado, Arizona, Utah and New Mexico when we first came to the US in 2007.
In time for the dark skies, we're excited to announce "Night Mode", available in TPE 3.4 for iOS, to be released on Monday Aug 10.
With a 3D representation of the Milky Way, galactic centre, pole stars, 25 brightest stars and major constellations, Night Mode gives you everything you need to plan photography of the night sky.
And of course, you'll already find details of all the major meteor showers, plus solar and lunar eclipses through to 2020, in the events list.
Tap the date, choose Night Mode, choose your event, and explore the night sky with TPE!
Full details: http://photoephemeris.com/tpe-34-for-ios-night-mode
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The sequence was shot at 1000mm focal length from 1 mile away, with a 1s interval between exposures.
Shooting slightly upwards to catch a rising moon can often be advantageous as the moon has had the chance to clear any haze or clouds on the horizon. (But you don't want it too high in the sky, as it will lose its yellowish-hue as it rises higher and the effects of atmospheric refraction diminish.)
Read some last minute tips on out blog to help you ensure you get the shot you want tomorrow!
Read more about it here: http://photoephemeris.com/skyfire-updates
If you haven't started your free 30 trial of Skyfire yet, you can sign up directly within TPE for iOS.
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A new tool arrives on the scene:
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Looking for dates and times of sun or moonrises over photogenic landscape features? TPE 3 for iOS has you covered.
The Photographer's Ephemeris (TPE) helps you plan outdoor photography shoots.
TPE is a map-centric sun and moon calculator: see how the light will fall on the land, be it day or night, for almost anywhere on earth.
Ideal for landscape, nature, travel and outdoor photographers, TPE's map-based approach means you can search for any place name on the planet or position the map pin exactly where you want it.
Advanced features include: automatic time zone and elevation detection, correction for atmospheric refraction and height above the horizon. You can even determine when the sun or moon will be visible from behind nearby hills and mountains.
TPE for iOS (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch)
TPE for Android (2.2+)
TPE for Desktop (Windows, Mac OS X)