This photo was taken on the evening of the 18th of June 2007 on the playing fields on the South Campus of NUI Maynooth. The playing fields are large open grass areas for sport surrounded by wonderful old trees. This photo was taken just as twilight was ending when the Moon and Venus were very close together in the sky.

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For those of you interested in such things here are some of the technical details of the shot:

  • Camera: Nikon D40
  • Lens: Nikon DX AFS 18-55mm (D40 kit lens)
  • Exposure: 1/30 Sec
  • Focal Length: 34mm
  • Focal Ratio: F5.6
  • ISO: 1600
  • Camera Mode: Aperture Priority
  • Exposure Compensation: -1

[tags]Ireland, Maynooth, NUI Maynooth, Venus, Moon[/tags]