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Been trying for ages to get a decent shot of the moon. This is the best so far!
I share your pain!
Carol, try the following:
I'm sure that you've taken this shot on a tripod.
Manual setting, as you've done.
1/320th & f5.6 or f6.3 This should under-expose nicely.
5 0r 10 second timer on, & use your remote control too.
Focus on the rim of the moon rather than any of the dark areas.
Shoot in RAW
Adjust Clarity 100%
Adjust Contrast to suit 50/60%
Adjust Black until you have the smallest ~black ring around the perimeter
Tweak Exposure if you wish to, but you can check that with the histo in jpg format.
I've just put one in the Gallery ~ 'On the Wane' Which is a pity. I did get one on the 'full' but it's not as good.
Using those sorts of settings, which seem to work quite nicely.
Have a look at Mosseyoak's (with an 800mm lens) if you want to see the 'dogs biscuits' of some moon shots.
Thanks for the advice. Will note it doen and give it a go!
I think I saw Mosseyoak's shot the other day and I agree it was the "dogs biscuits"!
Will have a look at your one too.
Good shot. I have been trying but no real success as yet!
It's not as easy as you think is it Margaret?
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