Last month, during the full moon of November, I planned and shot a photo of the full moon rising behind the 800-year-old Frösö church in Sweden.
I originally got this idea in May this year when I was wandering about on Andersön, a nature reserve located on an island 5 km Southwest of Frösön, Sweden. I noticed that the Frösö church was clearly visible and that it would make a nice foreground against a full moon.
So after waiting for 6 months, the time had finally come. Now it was all down to the weather, and this time I was lucky to see clear skies with pretty good atmospheric conditions.
The still photo was taken using my Nikon D850 on my Nikon AF-S 600mm f/4 D IF-ED II lens. The real time footage of the Moon rising was shot using my Nikon D500 and Nikon AF-S 300mm f/2.8 D IF-ED with a Nikon AF-S TC-20E III teleconverter.
About the author: Göran Strand is a professional photographer from Östersund, Sweden, with a passion for astronomy. The opinions expressed in this article are solely those of the author. You can find more of Strand’s work on his website, Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.