Discussion in 'Landscape & Cityscape' started by Toni Marie, Jun 16, 2008.
Here are just a few moon pictures. I think they look kind of cool.
very nice, how did you take these?
I'm going to take a chance and guess she used a camera.
Hehe, but all seriousness aside the moon is actually kinda difficult. Those turned out pretty good. I think the moon makes a good lens test subject. I guess your lens is fairly HQ.
You know I can't even remember its been so long ago I think I took these back in feb. I do know that I used my 70-300mm lens. I'll have to look up all the settings. Thanks I'm glad that you liked them.
Here are the settings. I guess I took the pictures way back in Oct 07
Camera Model Name
Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi
1400 x 933
Can I edit one of your images? I want to show how much detail of the moon's surface can be revealed from shots like this. It'd be fine if the answer is no too tho.
sure go for it.
EDIT: Decided to add the before shot too.
This is your #2 shot from above. I just ran a script I made for planets and moons I shoot occasionally.
Basically just many iterations of median blur, blending, sharpening, and adjusting the mid-point of the
luminance range (brightness, etc.). By hand isn't hard either.
Thanks again for allowing me the privilege!
BTW, I didn't edit anything else so it can be used as a layer over your original #2 to bring this effect in and out.
Hey thanks it looks awsome.
Sorry, gotta disagree on this. I think your processing brought out a lot of noise rather than features. While I agree that some simple Levels/Curves and maybe a tiny bit of sharpening would help the original image (like the ejecta blanket around Copernicus), a lot of what you brought out is granular noise.
I do agree that the script did cause a lot of noise, but if we forget that is the moon, and think of it as a moon, it looks much better. I like that you can see many more formations after the script, but since it is an object which we can see so clearly by stepping out the door, I think the noise hurts it a little more than any other planetary object.
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