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David Chapman
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada
09:30 pm

Equipment Details:

Canon SL1 on tripod, ISO 400, Canon 85 mm f/1.8 lens @ f/2.8, 1/60 s

Post-processing Details:

Image is cropped. Minimal adjustments of colour, brightness, and contrast in PhotoShop.

Image Details:

Venus, Mercury, and the Moon— Venus is at centre, Mercury to the upper left, and the Moon to the lower left. I knew it was going to be a tricky shot with the young crescent Moon so low at sunset. I picked it up in binoculars at 9:04 p.m. ADT, but the sky conditions were not right to capture all three until 9:30 p.m. and then I had to work quickly. I was lucky that the sky was free of clouds, but haze from forest fires dimmed the Moon considerably at this low altitude.