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03-21-2011, 10:59 AM   #31
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I didn't like the way my original came out so I let the k20d change the picture by putting it in "illustration mode"The shot shows the moon rising over the General Electric plant in Lynn Ma.Image taken at 1sec F4.5 Iso 800.--charliezap[IMG][/IMG]

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Like they say, "what do you do when you have lemons? make lemonade!"
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QuoteOriginally posted by m8o Quote
that's the kind of landscape terrain + moon combo shot I wish I could have taken. Gorgeous.
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Yes--terrific, NorwegianViking!
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Well done, great eye!
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Lots of great shots of the moon here, but I really like this photo, Viking. Very moody and striking.
Thanks a lot.

I tried to get some good detail shots of the moon, but the haze forced me to improvise.

I love my DA 55-300 by the way
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The best photos i've seen in this thread that also involved some earthly terrain were from NorwegianViking and Serentiy - congrats!

I tried for the same because i live in a very wooded area, but fell short of your standard. moon was very vividly yellow when it first came up.

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Perigee-Syzygy

Okay, I had to be geeky and use the technical name for the supermoon.

Here's my attempt. I don't live near a scenic location and I had two kids at home all to myself that night so I could only shoot the moon from my driveway. Therefore I had to go all out in magnification.

K-7 with Takumar 500mm F/4.5, two stacked TC's (Pentax AF 1.7x and Pro Cambron MC4 Pz/AF 1.4x). Exposure is ISO 400, F/19 (equivalent) and 1/40 s. I took three exposures and then used Lynkeos to stack them and used the same program to apply built-in sharpening algorithms (deconvolution, wavelet transform, USM and Lucy Richardson). Cleaned up some artifacts using Topaz denoise, then increased contrast. The attachment here has been scaled down to 640x640 for web viewing, so it's about a 25% scaling on each side.

I think the Pro Cambron is a clone of the Tamron MC4 1.4x (it looks identical) but very cheap for a Pz/AF TC (and works with SDM). Overall, I'm very pleased with the Takumar and stacked TC combo.

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Not too bad, probably about the best you can reasonably expect from a consumer zoom AND teleconverter rather than specialist equipment. Pentax K-7, Sigma 150-500, Kenko 1.5X TC. I used deconvolution and image stacking.

Interesting m80, the "crappy" Sigmas seem to have done rather well...

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Like they say, "what do you do when you have lemons? make lemonade!"
Very aptly put.I like that analogy.---charliezap

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The best photos i've seen in this thread that also involved some earthly terrain were from NorwegianViking and Serentiy - congrats!
Thanks!
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Interesting m8o, the "crappy" Sigmas seem to have done rather well...
I'm sure we both have thousands of photos that can put that issue to rest long ago.
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This thread as confirmed to me one thing. The moon is so effing boring that the only cool pics of it involve introducing some earthly foreground content. A black square with a circular blurred moon filling it is really really boring. Something every photographer should snap once and once only to get it out of their system

Ticking the 'old thread warning' - hahaha!
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