Login or Join Now

Upload your photos, chat, win prizes and much more

Username:
Password:
Remember Me

Can't Access your Account?

New to ePHOTOzine? Join ePHOTOzine for free!

Full Moon

Join Now

Join ePHOTOzine, the friendliest photography community.

Upload photos, chat with photographers, win prizes and much more for free!

Add Comment

Hi all,
I tried my hand at a moon shot tonight.
This was my best result and I thought I would put in in the critique gallery in the hope of learning how to improve it next time.
Thanks for looking,

Camera:Canon EOS 7D
Lens:70-200L f2.8 IS II
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Full Moon
Username:canonfan46 canonfan46
Uploaded:21 Dec 2010 - 10:03 PM
Tags:Landscape / travel
VS Mode Rating Unrated
These stats show the percentage of wins and the rating score that your photo has achieved. You can go to the VS Mode by clicking on this icon.

Signup to e2

Signup to e2 to see which photo this has won or lost against in the vs mode
Votes:Voting Disabled
Critque wantedCritique Wanted
Modifications wanted Modifications Welcome (Upload a Modification)
Awards have been disabled on this photo

Comments

This photo is here for critique. Please only comment constructively and with suggestions on how to improve it.
photo_grafitti
21 Dec 2010 - 10:05 PM

WOW!

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

mitchellbanksphotography

Wow! amazing photo...Great detail. Where did you take this from because i havn't been able to see the moon for ages because of clouds!

Regards Mitchell

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

teocali
teocali e2 Member 6228 forum poststeocali vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
21 Dec 2010 - 10:30 PM

Wonderful detail and outstanding clarity. Great shot. Was thinking of upgrading to that lens and you've made my mind up for me - lol! Will have to hurry before the VAT goes up!
Sylvia

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

Jat_Riski
Jat_Riski e2 Member 664 forum postsJat_Riski vcard United Kingdom
21 Dec 2010 - 10:31 PM

Best moon image.

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

canonfan46
21 Dec 2010 - 10:34 PM

yes sylvia, I just got that lens last week and so far it is the most impressive piece of kit yet. Absolutely brillient lens.
I know what you mean Michael, I had to go about 10 miles out of town to get away from the lights and mist.
Thanks all

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

mishu78
mishu78  4 Canada
21 Dec 2010 - 10:56 PM

Fantastic image! I wish i had these kind of lenses for the lunar eclipse last night.

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

lawyerboy
lawyerboy  3 Philippines
22 Dec 2010 - 12:50 AM

Nice Image. Well applied the rule of thirds

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 85907 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
22 Dec 2010 - 6:59 PM

improve it!

Another moon I guess Smile

Adrian

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

banehawi
banehawi Critique Team 10817 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2820 Constructive Critique Points
23 Dec 2010 - 6:05 PM

An excellent shot. If you provide your shot settings we can always be more helpful, but as it is it seems spot on, and especially so at 200mm plus crop factor = 320mm


Regards


Willie

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

paulbroad
paulbroad  781 forum posts United Kingdom845 Constructive Critique Points
23 Dec 2010 - 6:39 PM

I think you already know how good this is. Actually, given the right gear and a good photographer, the moon does not present a difficult photograph. You have the gear, the skill, a bright clear night and a full moon.

I start at 1/125 @ f8 and ISO100 and check the LCD. A fastish shutter speed is necessary as the moon moves quite quickly. 320mm is not enough to get an image this size, so I assume some heavy cropping of the 51MB file too.

Paul

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

DRicherby
DRicherby  5269 forum posts United Kingdom725 Constructive Critique Points
23 Dec 2010 - 10:50 PM

Nothing really to say, here. There are two types of moon photos: the good ones, which all look basically the same, and the bad ones. Yours is a good one: it's sharp, well exposed and full of detail. The only real improvement can come from using a longer lens to fill more of the frame and let you crop less.

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

canonfan46
24 Dec 2010 - 1:05 AM

Thanks Paul, but no, I dident know.....but I did think it was a good image.
I dont know anyone else who is into photography in any way, so I have little oportunity to get feed back from anyone experienced.
That why I put this in the critique gallery, to see if the experts agreed with my thoughts, and if so, get a confidence boost also.

The settings were F5.6 - 1/500 - ISO100 (basically the same as Pauls rec settings)
I also shot this with a 1.4x tc and also a 400L f5.6 but for some reason all the best results were on the 70-200L on its own. (despite the heavy cropping)

Thanks everyone for your c+c's, all very encouraging and greatly appreciated.
John

Last Modified By canonfan46 at 24 Dec 2010 - 1:10 AM

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

canonfan46
24 Dec 2010 - 1:11 AM

sorry, that should have been 1/250 not 1/500

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

DRicherby
DRicherby  5269 forum posts United Kingdom725 Constructive Critique Points
24 Dec 2010 - 9:26 AMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Were you using a tripod? The 400mm f/5.6L has no image stabilization so you'll need a shutter speed of 1/(400x1.6) = 1/640s or faster to minimize camera shake if hand-holding. This will require ISO-400+, which will bring more noise; noise reduction also eats detail. Either a slow shutter or overly aggressive noise reduction could explain why the 400mm version was less good.

For an image like this, with a plain background, the best way to do noise reduction is to make a duplicate layer and do the noise reduction there. Then erase the moon from the duplicate layer so the original one shows through. This means that you get a noiseless background without losing detail on the subject.

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

canonfan46
24 Dec 2010 - 10:15 AM

I did use a tripod with a remote control in all the shots but started at the short end first.

I think my problem was that it was -16 degrees where I was and bitterly cold....................

After about 5 minutes, I was only interested in getting back into the car so as the 70-200 got first try, I think I will ignore the results of the rest as being unfair conditions.

Thanks again to the critique team for their feedback which is extremely useful to a lone amateur like myself.

Cheers and Merry Xmas

John

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

- Original Poster Comments
- Your Posts

Add a Comment

You must be a member to leave a comment

Username:
Password:
Remember me:
Un-tick this box if you want to login each time you visit.