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Photographers lined up to shoot moonbows in Yosemite.
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Posted By: uday029, 04-25-2016, 10:33 AM

There were around 30 to 40 photographers lined up at 11PM in the night trying to shoot moonbows at Upper Yosemite Falls. Unfortunately we could not get the moonbows from this angle (something to do with angle of moon). It was a fun shoot though.

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QuoteOriginally posted by uday029 Quote
There were around 30 to 40 photographers lined up at 11PM in the night trying to shoot moonbows at Upper Yosemite Falls. Unfortunately we could not get the moonbows from this angle (something to do with angle of moon). It was a fun shoot though.
At first I thought your Theta photo was shot during daylight. How did you get the colours to look like it was shot during daylight?

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At first I though your Theta photo was shot during daylight. How did you get the colours to look like it was shot during daylight?
It was a full moon night and the moonlight was directly shining on the cliffs and waterfalls. If I remember correctly, this was a 30 sec exposure.
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Coolest pic ever. Love the theta shot!

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At first I thought your Theta photo was shot during daylight. How did you get the colours to look like it was shot during daylight?
The moon is just a sun reflector, so all the same colors are there, no?

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The moon is just a sun reflector, so all the same colors are there, no?
I guess the proof of that is in the photo. I'm so used to thinking of twilight as blue that I never considered that a moonlight night should have a daytime colour balance. I learn something every day on PentaxForums.
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QuoteOriginally posted by mikeSF Quote
The moon is just a sun reflector
I remember when I got my first tripod as a Christmas gift, spent New Year's Eve at the Rimrock in Banff and bright moonlight filled our hotel room with beautiful, high contrast stark white illumination. Set up a time exposure and when I got the film developed I was so disappointed in the boring normal colours I got.

To get on topic, this is a great demonstration for what the Theta can do.
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I guess the proof of that is in the photo. I'm so used to thinking of twilight as blue that I never considered that a moonlight night should have a daytime colour balance. I learn something every day on PentaxForums.
i think our human limitations in low light cause the rods to dominate the cones, thus changing our relative perception of colors in low light, but of course the camera has no such limitation and can reproduce colors as they are. That's my story and I'm sticking to it, anyway, lol.
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