Photo of the Week for December 23, 2016
Often in photography, timing is everything. This image by Roy Hiscock of North Bay, Ontario, illustrates that point to a T. Here’s Roy’s account of the circumstances surrounding his striking photo: “I had taken my girlfriend, Nicole, to the Lake Nipissing waterfront here in North Bay to see the crescent Moon and Venus, just after sunset on October 3, 2016. That’s when we spotted an airplane with a golden contrail approaching the Moon. In less than a minute, I got my camera set up on a tripod and focused on the lunar crescent. I had just a few seconds to grab the shot—it really was a case of being in the right place at the right time.”
Roy used a Canon PowerShot SX50 HS digital camera with its lens set to 127mm focal length and f/5.6 for this 1/160 second exposure at ISO 200.