New "almost full" moon, taken tonight + lit up courtyard. C&C please.

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Hi all, here are 2 shots, 1 of the moon and 1 of a lit up courtyard. C&C please.
1: moon shot Lens:EF-S55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS
Shot at 250 mm Exposure:Manual exposure, 1/60 sec, f/8, ISO 100
Moon18Jan11.jpg


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Lens:EF-S18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
Shot at 18 mm Exposure:Manual exposure, 6 sec, f/10, ISO 100
KatzrinCourtyard.jpg
 

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Very nice, both of them. I like the symmetry in #2. For some reason it feels ever so slightly tilted to the right though; I can't put my finger on why because the building looks level at the top. Might be because the tiles in front of you aren't quite parallel to the building - two steps to the left would have fixed that I think. :)
 
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Very nice, both of them. I like the symmetry in #2. For some reason it feels ever so slightly tilted to the right though; I can't put my finger on why because the building looks level at the top. Might be because the tiles in front of you aren't quite parallel to the building - two steps to the left would have fixed that I think. :)
Thanks, and you are absolutely correct. I of course only noticed this AFTER I had gotten home (where it was nice and warm). But, as you said, just 1 or 2 tiles to the left, would have made all the difference.
 

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The moon is really sharp, considering the lens (I did it with the same setup, but result is less defined: although I liked it when I took the picture, now you demonstrated I have to shoot again :) ).
 

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Love the second one, awesome :thumbup:


On the moon shot you used 1/60 of a second at 100 ISO?
 

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beautiful moon

I would be interested in seeing the 2nd photo with some cropped off the bottom making it wide.
 

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Did you turn stabilization off for the 2nd one? That's important to do when taking long exposures on a tripod. Otherwise the IS can end up creating its own blur.
 
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The moon is really sharp, considering the lens (I did it with the same setup, but result is less defined: although I liked it when I took the picture, now you demonstrated I have to shoot again :) ).
Thanks. I took around 20 shots, and this was the sharpest ( I also did some sharpening on PS5). It's REALLY difficult to manually focus such a large lens, and I found that my manual focus was sharper than AF.

Love the second one, awesome :thumbup:

On the moon shot you used 1/60 of a second at 100 ISO?
Thanks. I love that shot also. I had to do a slight amount of lens distortion correction as the outside edges of the building were curving in.
And yes, and at f/8.

beautiful moon

I would be interested in seeing the 2nd photo with some cropped off the bottom making it wide.
Sounds like a cool idea, I'll see what it looks like.

Did you turn stabilization off for the 2nd one? That's important to do when taking long exposures on a tripod. Otherwise the IS can end up creating its own blur.
The truth is, I took stabilization off for the moon shot, but forgot to do it for the 2nd. Is it evident? Remember the shutter was open for 6 seconds, usually any blur that the IS causes wouldn't show on such long exposures (I think).
 

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Wow - your moon shot is lovely! I tried last week but couldn't get anything half as good. I'm definitely going to try again! Well done.
 

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