Super Moon

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So tonight there was a ‘Super’ Moon… this is where the moon’s orbit brings it really close (well, some 221,485 or so miles 🙂 ) to the earth and is typically larger and brighter than normal…

Things did not look promising to be honest with the weather forecast being quite frankly rubbish!!

Super Moon

Spent an hour or so out the back garden waiting to see if the clouds would break long enough to get a decent shot…

Every time there was a break I had to quickly re-frame, re-focus and tweak shutter speed as it was never 100% cloud free… there was always a bit of a haze even when you could see the moon which just made it very difficult to get a properly focused and exposed shot…

But after a little perseverance I finally got a shot that I was happy with…
Super Moon

All things considered I am happy with the shot… the full moon is a tricky shot to get at the best of times.. details can be difficult to maintain due to the brightness and the way the light reflects off the surface… waxing/waning moon shots are generally better on detail especially at the terminator…

As you can see from this Lightroom screenshot the exposure was all over the place…
Super Moon

Glad I managed to capture it though… next one is November 25th 2032…

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Audi Driver International 2016

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Little bit late posting this up I know as the show was mid October but been very busy at work and not done much photography of late…

So… the lead up to ADI was mostly me detailing the S3… in fairness I haven’t done a full detail on her for a fairly long time and she has picked up a few scratches along the way..

Audi Driver International 2016

So proceeded to snow foam, wash and fall out clean the car… followed by a clay bar of the panels I was working on…

Started on the wings and bonnet first… used 3M Fast Cut Plus with a yellow pad rather than a green pad to get rid of the marring.. then used a green spot pad to work out the deeper scratches.. then finished off with 3M Ultrafina on a blue pad…
Audi Driver International 2016

Audi Driver International 2016

Not clay bar’d the roof for a while… it showed!
Audi Driver International 2016

But came up ok once I had de-marred with Fast Cut and topped off with Ultrafina…
Audi Driver International 2016

I use the Carlack Acrylic system as my protection… works rather well on silver cars giving a nice wet look…

Doors next… which again seemed to be glad of a good clay bar lol..
Audi Driver International 2016

Worth the effort though…
Audi Driver International 2016

All in all I did the whole car over the period of just over a week working on a panel a day…

Was worth the effort seeing her on the day…
Audi Driver International 2016

Audi Driver International 2016

Audi Driver International 2016

Didn’t take many pics that day either to be fair so here are the couple I did take..
Audi Driver International 2016

Audi Driver International 2016

And probably the most awesome car there (the car that really got me into Audi’s)
Audi Driver International 2016

Audi Driver International 2016

Was a good day though… met up with friends I haven’t seen for a while and generally chilled..

Hopefully will be back behind the camera again very soon 🙂

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