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    Question About Shooting the Next Lunar Eclipse

    I've thought a bit more about this in terms of processing, and there's some theory and then putting that into practice. Exposure, Moon: For the full moon, the longest exposure I can do is about 1/125-sec, f/2.8, ISO 100. Exposure, Moon, Eclipsed: The shortest exposure I can do is about...
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    Question About Shooting the Next Lunar Eclipse

    The problem with just replacing the moon in such a long exposure is that it really tends to look fake. In this case, the actual glow is a large gradient that extends maybe 10x from the moon, while just the center 3x is what's completely saturated. So I'd be replacing a large chunk of the sky...
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    Question About Shooting the Next Lunar Eclipse

    This is definitely going to be difficult. A test tonight showed a 14EV difference between the moon being reasonably exposed and the landscape. My thinking at the moment is that I can use levels to set the background to cap out at ~200 (using 8-bit numbers even though I'm editing in 16-bit)...
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    Question About Shooting the Next Lunar Eclipse

    If you're shooting at 300mm, then anything longer than a second or so is going to show motion blur, so yes, you'll have to use as wide an aperture as possible and then just bump up ISO during totality. Last eclipse I was shooting for 15 seconds at f/8 (400mm f/4 +2x extender) at ISO 800 to get...
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    Question About Shooting the Next Lunar Eclipse

    My standard go-to star exposure these days with my 14mm is 15 sec, f/2.8, ISO 1600. With my camera body, the moon should move around 2 pixels in that time, so indistinguishable. But at 200mm, I have 1 second before it moves 2 pixels, at 70mm I have about 3 seconds.
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    Question About Shooting the Next Lunar Eclipse

    We have a total lunar eclipse coming in just under two weeks. The thing is, I've "done" lunar eclipses now and grown jaded with the up-close moon-fills-the-frame thing and very, very, VERY slowly (over 5-6 hrs) seeing it change colors/shades/brightness. And dealing with mounts that track the...
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    First Daytime Time Lapse Attempt

    I set the frame rate and I had a certain number of frames. So, setting it at 24 fps would give me twice the video length as 48 fps, as an example.
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    First Daytime Time Lapse Attempt

    Thanks all. I personally disagree with H4X1MA, unless I had an active foreground (like a lake setting) and sped it up by a factor of several. Then you would see the shadows move. As-is, they move too slowly at 4 min = 1 sec to see anything interesting. And personally, I think the clouds are...
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    First Daytime Time Lapse Attempt

    Well that took a long time. ;) This is a sequence of 3133 photographs, taken from 11:41AM to 9:02PM. One shot every 10 seconds until the last 49 minutes, when it was 1 shot every 20 seconds. Aperture started at f/5.6, then I later went to f/3.2. Shutter speed from 1/800-sec to 15 sec. ISO...
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    Stuie Wants a Brand New Bag

    Hmm, yeah, don't need something that large :). If I did, I'd just use my backpack.
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    Stuie Wants a Brand New Bag

    I have an old Lowepro shoulder bag I bought back probably a decade ago as I was JUST getting started with P&S stuff. No idea on the model; its exterior dimensions are ~10.5-11" by 8" by 8". A clasp or two have broken, and it's too small as a "travel" bag to really hold a body, 2 lenses, and a...
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    Where to Get Wedding Albums Printed? (yes, I searched)

    Christina - Nope, I'm not a business. I'm what you'd classify as a "semi-pro / pro" in that I've been paid for my photography work, companies have bought my work, and I've consulted, but the amount of money made has not exceeded the amount of money I've put in. Plus it's not my career. I...
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    Where to Get Wedding Albums Printed? (yes, I searched)

    Thanks Keith, nice to see you still around (and linking occasionally to my lunar photography guide ;) ). Problem with Mpix Pro is that I don't have a studio and can't really be considered a professional to use their service. Mpix is still an option and my default, though. Robin, I looked...
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    Where to Get Wedding Albums Printed? (yes, I searched)

    Sorry, wasn't quite sure where to post this. Anyway ... Printing remastered wedding photos of my parents from 40 years ago. Was going to go with Mpix because that's what most people tend to recommend for prints. They offer a black leather book, 8x8" prints, for somewhere around $150. But...
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    Transit of Venus, One Camera and One Tracker ... Movie or Image Sequence?

    I wish I had an H-alpha filter, but unfortunately, they do not make camera-type H-alpha narrow-band filters. I've searched online and posted on the BAUT forum (a year or so ago) and everything I've found points towards folks saying to get a dedicated solar telescope. And they are NOT CHEAP. It...
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    Solar Eclipse from May 20, 2012, from Albuquerque, NM

    I've now posted a video of this:
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    Transit of Venus, One Camera and One Tracker ... Movie or Image Sequence?

    The upcoming transit of Venus will be visible here for about 3 hours from start to just before half-way before it sets in the mountains. I have one Canon 7D, one 400mm lens, one 2x extender, one solar filter equivalent, and one mount that will track the skies. I'm trying now to figure out if I...
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    Solar Eclipse from May 20, 2012, from Albuquerque, NM

    Alright, here's one of the "artsy" attempts. I don't think it really works, though. 2.66% size Solar Eclipse montage, Type 4 Version 1.0
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    Solar Eclipse from May 20, 2012, from Albuquerque, NM

    Quick update, version 1.3. I darkened the first sun a bit so it's the same luminosity as the others in the first row, and I darkened the background per some other feedback. Only posting the small versions for Type 1 and 2: 3.12% size Solar Eclipse montage, Type 1a Version 1.3 3.12% size...
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    Solar Eclipse from May 20, 2012, from Albuquerque, NM

    Thanks. As you know, I haven't really been on this forum much since "stuff happened" a few years ago, and somehow my post count got re-set and a thousand posts removed ... but anyway, I wanted to maximize feedback so I thought I'd post here among other places. :)
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