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Photographing the Moon

20 Jan 2019 6:32PM
yea I looked at radar we socked in for next 3 days at least have another snow storm due in mon night early tues.

I been wanting to play around in light room and photoshop getting my moon images colors and saturations etc lol you know how it goes you get that itch to do something then bam you cant and you cant get it out of system so now I am going round trying to find raw moon image on the web. lol all kinds for stars but havent found a moon one yet

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SlowSong Plus
12 9.1k 30 England
20 Jan 2019 6:43PM
So disappointed that the full red won't be until about 5.00am. I'll be snug in bed. I've got a very nice shot of the last blue moon, so i could just do a bit of photoshopping. Who's to know. Grin
sherlob Plus
14 3.1k 129 United Kingdom
20 Jan 2019 7:29PM
You see the moon as the suns light reflects from it. Therefore the exposure needed is akin to that expected of a day time exposure...
brian1208 17 11.8k 12 United Kingdom
20 Jan 2019 9:18PM
I ran a few shots from my RX10 mk4 this evening using M mode, ISO80, f4, 1/800th sec at 600mm which was around 1 stop under-exposed so this has been corrected in LR CC + clarity and sharpness, shot off the monopod.

Looks like we will be clouded in tomorrow when its "Blood Moon" time Sad

KrazyKA 4 1.4k United Kingdom
21 Jan 2019 6:38AM
I’ve been in & out about 3-4 times since 3.30am but as usual, hardly any decent moon shots... it disappeared for a while but even when it was visible, I didn’t really get anything to write home about... Sad
SlowSong Plus
12 9.1k 30 England
21 Jan 2019 8:51AM
Woke up about 4.00am and could just see a faint crescent, but no red at all. Had another look at 5.00am ish and there was cloud cover. So that's that then. Bit dopey this morning. Grin
altitude50 16 19.3k United Kingdom
21 Jan 2019 9:47AM
Nice and clear here on the South Coast. Didn't set the alarm but something woke me up at 0310, then went back to sleep, woke up at 0445 took out my old Fuji HS 10 with it's stabilised 30x zoom then decided it was worth getting out my Pentax KS-1 with Sigma 300mm. Ramped up the ISO to 25600, never done that before.
Took about 20 hand held. Just record shots really. I'll put a couple on here later when I have deleted the blurry ones!Grin Well worth waking up to see it.
altitude50 16 19.3k United Kingdom
21 Jan 2019 10:30AM
As I said, I add two the photos taken this morning with the Pentax and the Fuji.
One taken at 1/50 second ISO 25600 hand held. Cropped, shadow lightened a bit but no colour changed.
Not brilliant but it does show the copper colour of the disc.
Two. The cresent one is sharp, not bad for a defective camera that was a gift. (Viewfinder and battery door problems).

KrazyKA 4 1.4k United Kingdom
21 Jan 2019 10:55AM
Some people said they saw it at 5.30am + was spectacular, but I had come in by then as it had disappeared behind houses. So not only am I disappointed with pics but also that I didn't see it looking "spectacular!" Think I shall go to the grumpy forum now...
KrazyKA 4 1.4k United Kingdom
21 Jan 2019 2:24PM
KrazyKA 4 1.4k United Kingdom
21 Jan 2019 2:33PM
Another handheld
KrazyKA 4 1.4k United Kingdom
21 Feb 2019 1:20AM
Another chance for a supermoon this week, a snow supermoon, but again went out too late & it was high overhead & despite leaning against a wall holding the lens steady, nearly all pics blurry. Disappointed again Sad
altitude50 16 19.3k United Kingdom
21 Feb 2019 11:28AM
My best results with moon photos and a relatively cheap bridge camera handheld was with a secondhand Panasonic FZ 72, the stabilisation works very well with the 60x zoom. The Fujifilm HS10 is nearly as good but doesn't focus as well and is more difficult to get a good exposure. Lens is shorter also.Grin

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