Sunset, moonrise over Aruba


Sunset through the divi tree. Fuji X-S1, 1/180s, f/3.2, ISO 100

The locals tell me that sunsets are pretty much guaranteed to be beautiful, and to occur every night at 7pm, off the west coast of Aruba. Looking for an interesting foreground element, I focused on the girl just as she turned her head, lending her profile.


Fuji X-S1, 1/500s, f/5.6, ISO 500, minus 2/3 EV, edited in Snapseed on an iPad.

Just minutes later, as I headed back to our resort, I noticed a near-full moon rising in the east. So I tested the X-S1’s long lens and image stabilization, and shot this in manual mode, handheld.

Fuji X-S1, 1/90s, f/11, ISO 200, 624mm equiv focal length, edited in Snapseed on an iPad.

“The sky is the daily bread of the eyes.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

About Ed Spadoni "Thoughts and opinions, resources and experiences… for emerging photographers everywhere."
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1 Response to Sunset, moonrise over Aruba

  1. Rodney says:

    Daily bread indeed! Love the second photo. I need to get to Aruba now! And hand held full moon? Impressive!!!

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