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03-08-2015, 11:40 PM   #16
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It looks a bit out of focus but promising.

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It looks a bit out of focus but promising.
It was hand held, so is a bit soft. I'm pleased, considering it was a 400mm hand held. Tomorrow night, if I'm still up, when the moon comes up; I'll use a tripod & remote release to get better results.
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My favorite moon shots have context - something else in the photo besides moon or sky.
Those need to be done when it's not too dark which introduces too much dynamic range to get moon and landscape exposed correctly. If you can get a moonrise or moonset close to a sunrise or sunset that works best. Lunar eclipses are also nice for reducing the DR.
I took one Thursday as the full moon was rising not long after sunset. If it was any darker I wouldn't have detail in both the moon and foreground. This shot would have been easier the previous day when the moon rose before sunset. I intentionally underexposed the foreground so the moon didn't blow out and then increased shadow brightness in post.
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QuoteOriginally posted by mattb123 Quote
This shot would have been easier the previous day when the moon rose before sunset. I intentionally underexposed the foreground so the moon didn't blow out and then increased shadow brightness in post.

Tricky is that both the moon and the sun move pretty fast so you don't really have much time to play with camera settings. The best is when the moon is on the west horizon shortly before sunrise.
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My favorite moon shots have context - something else in the photo besides moon or sky.
Those need to be done when it's not too dark which introduces too much dynamic range to get moon and landscape exposed correctly. If you can get a moonrise or moonset close to a sunrise or sunset that works best. Lunar eclipses are also nice for reducing the DR.
I took one Thursday as the full moon was rising not long after sunset. If it was any darker I wouldn't have detail in both the moon and foreground. This shot would have been easier the previous day when the moon rose before sunset. I intentionally underexposed the foreground so the moon didn't blow out and then increased shadow brightness in post.
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Matt, that is outstanding! I'll certainly give something like this a try!
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Matt, that is outstanding! I'll certainly give something like this a try!
Thanks! If you haven't already check out TPE to get your timing and alignment right. You have almost a month to get ready!
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QuoteOriginally posted by mattb123 Quote
My favorite moon shots have context - something else in the photo besides moon or sky.
I'm in this camp as well. A moonn shot of just the moon is nice, and can be stunning, but its also going to by nature be just like every other person on the planet's moon shot of just the moon by itself (or close to it).

My own personal favorite I've taken was this one a few years ago. I had a fairly boring sunset going on, turned around to head home, and was greeted by this.

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Matt, thanks for that great link; I've got it set to my location. Really nice!
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Another landscape example with the moon setting last week. SMC m-200mm f4
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Very cool; may I ask how this was done?
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Very cool; may I ask how this was done?
I set up the tripod and took a photo every 5 sec as the moon set. Then I laid them out them in photoshop.
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