Moonset Over the Esplanade

A crescent moon begins to set over the Esplanade – Theatres by the Bay

I was on the seating gallery of the Marina Bay Floating Platform to shoot a panorama of the River Hongbao 2013. As I started to pack up, I caught sight of a crescent moon above the dome of the Esplanade – Theatres by the Bay. Not wanting to miss the shot, I quickly set up again.

From the LCD, I realised that thought it’s out of frame, the bright spotlight on the left of the pic is causing some flare. So I had to use my hand to shield the light from reaching the lens. What I am surprised is how far out I had to stretch my left hand in order to properly eliminate the flare. I also had to be careful not to let the hand show up in the pic.

After a few tries, this is the successful shot. I also found later that the moon is actually setting, not rising as I had initially thought.

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