Sunset New Bern

On December 18, 2018, I decided to to capture the sunset from Bridgeton (on D Street).  D Street is across the Neuse RIver from New Bern.  I was hoping to capture some good photos.  The forecast is calling for rain on Thursday and Friday this week.  I am just glad that it is suppose to clear up over the weekend.  There will be a Full Moon on Saturday.  The moon rise will be at  17:15 in a heading of 64 degree (or in east north east sky).  Sunset on Saturday will be at 17:05.  On Sunday, the moon set at 07:58 in a heading of 297 degree (or the west north west sky).  I am hoping to at least capture the winter moon rise or the “Cold Moon rising”.   In December, the Full Moon is called the Cold Moon. It is also called Long Nights Moon, and the Moon before Yule.  With the moon rising in a heading of 64 degree (or east north east sky), I will have decide where the best place to capture the event.  Oriental might be the best spot.  The Neuse River, which empty in the Pamlico Sound, is running in that direction.

For the pictures I took on Tuesday evening, I used my Nikon D7100 camera with the Nikon Nikkon 50mm f/1:18G len, and the tripod to capture the pictures.

 

Sailboat before sunset, taken at 16:38:31

I used a shutter speed of 1/160, aperture f/5.6, and the ISO set to 200.

Sunset from Bridgeton side of the Neuse River.

I used a shutter speed of 1/400, aperture f/10, and the ISO set to 100.

Sailboat at Boatworks taken at 16:46:00 iPhone 7+ (f/2.8 1/279)

I used the iPhone 7+ and it decide to use a shutter speed 1/279 and an aperture setting of f/2.8.

Sunset from Bridgeton side of the Neuse River.
Taken at 16:58:48

I used a shutter speed of 1/100, aperture f/5.6, and the ISO set to 100.

Sunset from Bridgeton side of the Neuse River.
Taken at 17:11:10

I used a shutter speed of 1/100, aperture f/2.5, and the ISO set to 100.

Moonrise – Waxing Gibbous 79% – taken at 17:41:11

The moon picture was taken with the 50-300mm zoom len.  I used a shutter speed of 1/100, aperture f/8, and the ISO set to 100, and the zoom was set to 220mm.

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