The Full Moon in May was on the weekend of 18th and 19th (Saturday and Sunday). I got a chance to capture the moonrise on the Friday night, when the Moon was at Waxing Gibbous 98%, and again on Sunday evening. I got lazy and did’t go out on Saturday for the moonrise. It was cloudy in my neighborhood and we spent the day kayaking. I used my Nikon D7100 camera with the Nikkon DX AF-S 55-300mm 4.5-5.6 GED lens and tripod to capture pictures of the Moon, My Latitude / Longitude coordinates were:
Latitude: 35° 3′ 0.6″ N / Longitude: 77° 1′ 21.77″ W
Friday evening moonrise, I used a shutter peed of 1/200, with an Aperture setting of f/8, and an ISO setting of 200
Sunday night moonrise, I used a shutter speed of 1/125, with an Aperture setting of f/7, and an ISO setting of 100. For capturing the moonrise, you need a Shutter Speed greater than 1/100, because of the movement of the moon. On the 17th, I took multiple pictures of the moon at 35 seconds apart. You can see how much the moon move in a minute. I never had luck with the Looney 11 rule;
- With ISO 100 film / setting in the camera, one sets the aperture to f/11 and the shutter speed to 1/100 or 1/125 second (on some cameras 1/125 second is the available setting nearest to 1/100 second).
It seem f/8 or f/7 works best for me.