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  1. cosmoepic

    cosmoepic TPF Noob!

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    just saw this:

    "saturday jan 10th the moon will be the largest and brightest it will be for 2009"

    might be a good time to take some shots, just wanted to share :D
     
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    Woah really the largest and brightest Jan 10th this year????
     
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    cosmoepic TPF Noob!

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    hahaha damnit

    i meant the moon ill fix the original
     
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    Jaszek No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Yea I was coming back from work and the moon was nice
    unfortunately by camera was at home
     
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    weird. i just read this not even like 2 minutes ago
     
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    here is a question for you ...............

    light from the sun is reflected of the moons surface, so..... theoreticly, readings should be taken just like shooting in the day time, right?

    i've been trying to shoot that monster for 4 years now, and i still can't get that photo. it's either blown out, lacking detail, halo'd ..... or whatever fault could possibly ruin a photo. i've tried every fstop possible, Av, A-DEP, Tv, P...... heck, i've even tried auto mode with a ND filter. i guess it's my, unicorn. maybe this year will be the one. doubt it, but i'm still going to try.

    somebody give me a hint. don't give the answer, i still want to work for it .... lol.
     
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    Ah, good to know. Hopefully it won't be to cloudy out!

    Heres my latest moon shot
    [​IMG]

    Um, well, lets just say the moon moves very fast
     
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    lol ....... i've tried several exp/aptr/iso combinations too. that's how i ended up with blow-outs, no detail, underexposed ...... and i seem to remember a couple shots where the exposures were too long.
     
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    doesn't make a lick of difference when it's overcast
     
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    lol ... ok, how about hints that DON'T assume i'm a bonehead.... lol
     
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    What works best for me is to use the histogram and trial and error on the exposure until it looks best. Remember, the moon is very bright and you need to expose for that. Don't be surprised if you are using bright daylight settings for this shot.
     

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