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Been trying for ages to get a decent shot of the moon. This is the best so far!

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 450D
Lens:70-300mm
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:28 Nov 2012 - 8:39 PM
Focal Length:300mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.4
Aperture:f/16.0
Shutter Speed:1/125sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Center-weighted average
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:As Shot
Title:Full Moon
Username:CarolMcLean CarolMcLean
Uploaded:1 Dec 2012 - 11:31 AM
Tags:General
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johnjones
johnjones  5 England
1 Dec 2012 - 3:02 PM

Nice shot.
jj

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CarolMcLean
1 Dec 2012 - 3:04 PM

Thanks John! Smile

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Snapster
Snapster e2 Member 2120 forum postsSnapster vcard England
1 Dec 2012 - 4:32 PM

I share your pain!
Good pic.

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CarolMcLean
1 Dec 2012 - 4:43 PM

Thanks Snapster! Smile

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strokebloke
1 Dec 2012 - 11:47 PM

Carol, try the following:

I'm sure that you've taken this shot on a tripod.
Manual setting, as you've done.
Spot metering.
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. Grin

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CarolMcLean
2 Dec 2012 - 8:50 AM

Hi strokebloke,

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"! Smile
Will have a look at your one too. Smile

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Margaret101
2 Dec 2012 - 9:19 AM

Good shot. I have been trying but no real success as yet!

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CarolMcLean
2 Dec 2012 - 9:24 AM

It's not as easy as you think is it Margaret? Smile

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