« on: January 30, 2012, 06:05:00 PM »
Yeah this is not an untouched photo. In fact I tend to believe this is two photos and he layered them together in photoshop.
1. The moon is not that big. Period.
2. As Fleetie mentions, you can't shoot the moon through that much atmosphere w/o getting a ton of distortion - not necessarily from polution, but simply from the air. It's the same reason they put telescopes high on mountains - to eliminate as much air as possible. Supposedly shot at such a low angle, the air is much thicker than simply shot straight overhead.
Heck it could be 3 photos layers together since the stars are visible and so close (right next) to the moon.
I call BS on his claim.
The moon is that big. Moreover, I have taken pictures of the moonrise at 600 MM with no real distortion from the airwaves. What looks odd to me is the exposure. Looks like he was using an 800 mm lens...