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    Moon Shots

    Moon Shots
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    Just an FYI in case you didn't already know...the moon will be the biggest its going to be for a long time over the next few days. I believe tomorrow night will be the 100% full moon, but I'm not certain. There were clear skies tonight, and figured I'd better take advantage now and hope for the best tomorrow!


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    Median exposure 1/250 @ f/8.0 (5 total exposures)
    ISO 200
    No flash
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    Center-weighted metering, manual focus
    Tripod/10 sec timer/mirror lockup


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    Re: Moon HDR

    Hindsight being 20/20, I will attempt this again tomorrow. I think I'm a bit overexposed and don't have the shadow depth I'm looking for.
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    Re: Moon HDR

    Hindsight being 20/20, I will attempt this again tomorrow. I think I'm a bit overexposed and don't have the shadow depth I'm looking for.
    Still a pretty good shot, Anthony. Tomorrow is "supermoon", you're right.

    I wanted to catch the moon as it was coming up over the horizon and while the sun was still up. 5 shots in Photomatix. For some reason I had problems with noise, and the de-noising was softening the edges too much. Also discovered I need to clean my sensor.


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    Re: Moon HDR

    Anthony, is it just me, or is there some kind of an aura around your moon shot? Other than that, looks pretty clear to me. I think I'll do the same tonight. Supposed to be snowing tomorrow night here.
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    Re: Moon HDR

    OK, just finished up on my latest moon shot.

    Attachment 2082

    Manual Mode
    Tripod, 3 seconds
    1/125th
    F11
    ISO 100
    300mm
    Lens: Nikkor AF 70-300mm 1:4-5.6D
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    Re: Moon HDR

    yay! Nice shot, Jack!
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    Re: Moon HDR

    Quote Originally Posted by ohkphoto View Post
    yay! Nice shot, Jack!
    Oh thank you, Helene. I try. Actually, I'm quite pleased that it turned out the way it did.
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    Re: Moon HDR

    While Anthony's Image is sharp, I've been wondering if the rotation of both planets would effect the exact overlay of HDR images. In my shots, not HDR and using a tripod, I still need to shot in the 1/300-1/500 range to get a sharp image (I'm thinking this is due to rotation). While auto bracketing is fast, what would the total capture time be for 5 images? I'm finding my ideal exposure compensation to be around negative 3-4, just curious, what were your bracketed exposures Helene and Anthony?
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    Re: Moon HDR

    You have to use the auto-align feature in Photomatix, or do it by hand. It's amazing just how fast the moon is actually moving across the sky, you don't really notice it unless you try to keep it in your frame for 10 minutes! The moon does not actually rotate on its axis as the earth does however, which is why we always see the same view of it. I didn't use high speed capture for my exposures, so the whole process of using the timer and locking up the mirror took a couple of minutes for 5 shots.

    If you look at Helene's, Jack's, and my settings...we're all hovering around the same neighborhood so that would be a good place to start.
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  10. #10
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    Re: Moon HDR

    Set camera on "CH (continuous high)" shooting I usually autobracket with 0.7 steps, but with the moon I do 5 - 7 at 1.0 steps.
    I'm not sure how much HDR adds to a moon shot. But it's worth experimenting.
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