Photo of Moonrise over Annapurna mountain region


  • Taken: October 14, 2016 21:46
  • Location: Annapurna Basecamp, Nepal - Map

Full moon rising over mountain range in Annapurna region, northern Nepal. We were accidentally very lucky to have full moon on the day we reached Annapurna Basecamp in 4300 meters after 5 days of trekking. I wish the sky would have been a bit more clear since the misty clouds took over minutes after this shot. The sky came clear again about 02:00 AM but I missed the moonrise which would apparently have been something out of this world. Well you can’t always have it all I guess. 🙂

Tip: For shots like this you’ll need a tripod to keep your camera steady. It really doesn’t have to be a big one in the mountains since there is really little vegetation usually. Sturdy Gorillapod or just a tinyminy table tripod will do just fine if it’s not windy.

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  • Aperture ƒ/3.5
  • Focal length 24mm
  • ISO 3200
  • Shutter speed 5s