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Full Moon Can't resist
Posted By: daacon, 03-20-2008, 08:11 PM

Another clear night tonight. Since I crushed my Tripod (stupid stupid apparently those leg locks only close one way ha-ha) I was using the Mono Pod not quite as steady but much better than hand held. The full moon is hard to capture. The focus seems a little soft to me, now that may be me and the monopod moving ever so slightly. - I just need to get better at this and now that the weather is getting warmer I can practice and spam the results here .

BTW all of these are right out of the K10D cropped only ('cept the last one) - All taken with the Sigma 50-500 no TC spot metering

Here is the 50mm view from my backyard
f8.0 , 0.7s, ISO 400, 50mm
[IMGWIDEleft]http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2385/2348258753_dea8dd1bcc_b.jpg[/IMGWIDEleft]

Here is a little closer
f8.0, 1/90, IS0 100, 270mm
[IMGWIDEleft]http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2039/2349091384_e667e6b044_b.jpg[/IMGWIDEleft]

The last two are as close as I could get
f8.0 , 1/125, ISO 100 , 500mm
[IMGWIDEleft]http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2039/2349091384_e667e6b044_b.jpg[/IMGWIDEleft]

f8.0, 1/180, ISO 100, 500mm
[IMGWIDEleft]http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2027/2348296259_f813658b1f_o.jpg[/IMGWIDEleft]

a b&w conversion with some sharpening
[IMGWIDEleft]http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3187/2348305471_86d0a5b754_o.jpg[/IMGWIDEleft]

Thanks for looking
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Great shots Dave. But there is something about the first shot that I really like.

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Hey I posted a reply earlier and it didn't get through! Trying to remember what I wrote...
You did pretty durn good with a monopod. I was having trouble keeping the camera steady last night with three legs and remote + 3s delay shutter.

Anyways your images are nice I liked the first 2 best I think. Your post also inspired me to wander outside and try again tonight. I added the results of that to my previous thread if you're interested.

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Dave, all the shots have different mood to them all.

I found taking moon photographs quite debilitating: tripod, metering, getting the moon in focus etc. Doing all these drain all my desire of even enjoying photography. You certainly enjoy photography more than I do!



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Great shots Dave. But there is something about the first shot that I really like.
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Thanks Jim I like that one as well. I took about 5 shots with different exposures to get one I liked. I wish the moon had been a little crisper and the blur is from slight movement on my end and magnified by my subject being 384,392 k away

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Hey I posted a reply earlier and it didn't get through! Trying to remember what I wrote...
You did pretty durn good with a monopod. I was having trouble keeping the camera steady last night with three legs and remote + 3s delay shutter.

Anyways your images are nice I liked the first 2 best I think. Your post also inspired me to wander outside and try again tonight. I added the results of that to my previous thread if you're interested.
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Thanks dbh yep big lenses do indeed rock ,and big fast ones really rock , but like a fine diamond they rock the pocket book as well haha . I have to get a new Tripod and give it another go - not sure when but pretty sure the moon will wait for me.

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Dave, all the shots have different mood to them all.

I found taking moon photographs quite debilitating: tripod, metering, getting the moon in focus etc. Doing all these drain all my desire of even enjoying photography. You certainly enjoy photography more than I do!
Haha thanks James I am not sure I would agree with that. For me think of it as a quest like the Holy Grail ! I have seen some outstanding moon shots here and elsewhere. I have yet to produce one I really really like, so my quest continues (and I will watch out for the killer rabbit as well )
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Great moon shots Dave I have to try this one day, or night.
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Great shots Dave. Your Bigma certainly enables you to get close and personal. At first I thought the colour ones had a Saint Patrick's tint to them but my wife tells me that's down to my colour blindness. I've got into a lot of trouble shooting snooker in the past getting confused between green, red and brown balls. Not many clear skies here at the moment; perhaps we'll get lucky tonight.

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Great moon shots Dave I have to try this one day, or night.
Thanks Tom (I fond night works better haha) but on clear days early morning or dusk works well too

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Great shots Dave. Your Bigma certainly enables you to get close and personal. At first I thought the colour ones had a Saint Patrick's tint to them but my wife tells me that's down to my colour blindness. I've got into a lot of trouble shooting snooker in the past getting confused between green, red and brown balls. Not many clear skies here at the moment; perhaps we'll get lucky tonight.
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Thanks Paul that is funny ! Remind me once you land here to play some pool with you for big $$$
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Thanks Paul that is funny ! Remind me once you land here to play some pool with you for big $$$
You can spot a good opportunity when you see it Dave! Don't think my marriage would have lasted this long if I'd have been into playing snooker or pool for big $$$.

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How on earth did you manage such steady shots with a monopod?

The first shot is the best!
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