Moon Shots - There's Hope Yet!

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  1. PhotoXopher

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    Here's a couple examples of my attempts at photographing the moon.

    The first is from a couple months ago, the second is from last night, hoping practice paid off?

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    The second one is beautifully shot! Love it!
     
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    Thank you Dylan!
     
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    The second one is better than the first. I would suggest a tripod, if you're not using one, as there does seem to be a bit of unsharpness to the image. Additionally, the highlights are a bit blown. Remember that shooting the moon is not like shooting a dark object -- you are shooting sunlight.

    Somewhere on the forum is a moon shot thread. (Ahhh here it is: http://www.thephotoforum.com/forum/photo-themes/4114-moon.html )

    Keep shooting!

    Ian
     
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    Yeah, everyone was asleep when I shot it so I didn't want to go rummaging around for it.

    If I remember right this was at F11 @ 1/125th.

    You're right though, the highlights are blown... back to the drawing board :D
     
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    Still, the second shot is quite an improvement in the right direction :)

    Cheers, Don
     
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    Thanks Don!

    And to think, the first one was on a tripod - second one hand held :lol:
     
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    What lense did you use NOYZE?

    Side note, I don't care much for Headblade.
     
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    Ah, but on the second shot the exposure is better.

    Looking forward to seeing your third shot :)

    Cheers, Don
     
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    First was taken with the 18-200VR, second was taken with the 70-300VR (both Nikkor).

    The camera changed as well but I went from a D40 to a D80 to a D200 to a D90 in about 2 months time so I don't recall what I used on the first one :lol:

    No HeadBlade for you huh? What's your weapon of choice? Some days I use my 1947 Gillette Super Speed, Badger Hair Brush and C.O Bigelow shave cream so I'm not 100% HeadBlade but I lean that way.
     
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    [​IMG]

    I'm not sure the settings but i think it was F11 @ 1/250 on a tripod.
     
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    Hay Defy,

    From Kuso Exif Viewer... and your point is???

    Standard Information
    Make: NIKON CORPORATION
    Model: NIKON D300
    ImageSize: 518x543
    ShutterCount: 7053
    ExposureTime: 1/125"
    Aperture: F8.0
    MaxAperture: F2.8
    DepthOfFocus: 4.51 m (21.67 - 26.18)
    ExposureProgram: Manual
    MeteringMode: Multi-segment
    Flash: No Flash
    ISO: 100
    WhiteBalance: Auto
    FocalLength: 200.0 mm

    Cheers, Don
     

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