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Got moon--just added stars.
Lens: 55-300mm Pentax Camera: K5IIs Photo Location: Saugus Ma. ISO: 100 Shutter Speed: 1/160s Aperture: F6.3 
Posted By: charliezap, 02-23-2016, 07:13 AM

The full Snow Moon was nice and bright last night. I ducked out the back door and hand held the K5 for a couple of shots.I did use "photographic license" and added stars to make the moon stand out a little more.--charliezap

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02-23-2016, 07:23 AM   #2
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You really got that moon well! You could probably take a second photo with stars and then do a composite. I think pretty much all photos where the stars and moon are both visible are composites. Moon is just too bright and fast-moving compared to the stars
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Genius idea! I just added a star shot to my moon shot after this post.
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Hand held moon shot...awesome photo!!

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You may want to watch something like this Create Stars in Photoshop to get more realistic stars.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Na Horuk Quote
I think pretty much all photos where the stars and moon are both visible are composites.
The only time I've ever gotten stars and moon together was last year's eclipse.
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The moon looks fabulous. The stars look cheesy and fake.

Na Horuk has the right idea to take 2 images - one of the stars and one of the moon and composite them afterwards.

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