It is the last week of May 2021. The climate has been on the cool side for this month which limited my time spent outdoors. The sudden temperature change allowed me to spend two nights capturing London through the night. This was the night of Tuesday, 25th and Wednesday, 26th May (the night of the super moon). The following images are of the night sky and the architecture illuminated by natural light or lights produced by electricity. The camera was set at ISO 100, ISO 400 or ISO 1000 in order to capture the images through the night.
For the last week of May the moon was supposed to be a super moon and be the closest to the earth for the year 2021. The above images show a nice clear shot of the moon at midnight on Monday and partial cloud cover of the moon on Tuesday.
Good use was made of the clouds to form patterns when capturing the moon. The moon was the main subject for the Tuesday night leading to the early hours of Wednesday morning.
The early hour of Wednesday morning was a war between the clouds and the moon but I captured good images. For the moon the settings were ISO 100, sunlight white balance, aperture value (AV) f5.6 and exposure value (EV) – 1/3.
It was Wednesday evening, the night of the super moon. I gathered all the necessary data in advance. The sunset was just after 9 p.m. and the moonrise just before 9:25 p.m. The super moon was around 11:30 p.m.
The sunset could not be seen due to the cloudy sky. This did not stop me from capturing images of the surroundings whilst there was still daylight. For the remaining daylight the settings were ISO 400, average white balance, AV f5.6 and EV – 1/3.
The night had arrived. The bridge with the pink is London Bridge with the Shard in the background. People had gathered with cameras and tripods hoping to capture the moon rise over Tower Bridge. It was so cloudy that it became obvious that this event was not going to be captured. Everybody left!
The above images are of London by night. People were all around enjoying the evening and the lights which illuminated the buildings. For the above the settings were ISO 1000, average white balance, AV f5.6 and EV – 1/3.
The super moon was to be seen at 11:30 p.m. and that time had finally arrived. The clouds partially obscured the view.
The above shot is that of a super moon which partially appeared from behind the cloud cover. That was it. It was time to leave the centre of London and continue my capture of the images of London by night from Tottenham, London.
This is the view from my living room window at 1:24 a.m. Thursday morning. For the rest of night the mission was the moon set after 4:25 a.m.
For the moon set images I captured the moon from my living room window, Bruce Castle Park, Tottenham and a window at a higher level for the final moon set image at 5:04 a.m. For the above the settings were ISO 100, sunlight white balance, AV f5.6 and EV – 1/3.
April 2021 super moon allowed images of the moon to be captured with the minimum of cloud cover for this year but it was fun travelling around London for the two nights in May.