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partial lunar ellipse
Lens: dal50-300 Camera: k-x Photo Location: rooftop ISO: 200 
Posted By: tigershiok, 06-26-2010, 08:21 AM

category should be NATURE, not MACRO

tonite, at around 8pm, suddenly remembered there's an partial ellipse of the moon, with the earth's between the sun and the moon, its shadow fallen on the moon's surface. rushed up to the roof top, and start snapping, after learning from pentax forum on the setting used for a clean moon surface; iso 200, f13 above, shutter speed at 1/100, and focal length max at 300mm(dal50-300), set focus to infinity with manual focus lock. for the next 1.5 hours, happily snapping away....
post processing:
1. balance up brightness of the moon
2. convert into black and white
3. reduce to 1/10 of the full-size JPEG
4. prepare a canvass with the building on the left, shot in the nite, and cropped.
5. cut and paste the moons in phases of the ellipse into the canvas.
6. voila - the twilight saga - eclipse....

.... could have done better.

Last edited by tigershiok; 06-26-2010 at 08:28 AM.
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06-26-2010, 12:10 PM   #2
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I noticed you are from Singapore. I'm still looking forward to the eclipse.
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also need good weather. good luck

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