Views: 82 (50 Unique) 
Vote 10
Award Shortlist   

Take your photography to the next level and beyond...

  • NEWS

Why not join for free today?

Join for Free

Your total photography experience starts here


borrower 8 4 England
4 Aug 2009 4:31PM

Join ePHOTOzine for free and remove these adverts.

macdaniel Plus
12 16 3 Netherlands
4 Aug 2009 4:34PM
what have you done with this as it looks dull and unsharp - did you forget to process a RAW file? Mark, what is stacking by the way. I have once made a similar moonshot (still in pf) with a telephoto lens of 300mm and that one is just crispy and sharp and comes near to what one sees through a binocular.
ianrobinson Plus
8 1.2k 8 United Kingdom
12 Sep 2011 9:34AM
You got my vote for the fact you got the exposure right but it is very soft.
There really is no need to stack that amount of images to create a sharp image and clearly it has not worked anyway, this is the whole reason you stack images so you can crop down and then by stacking you get a sharper image, this is generally done for far off images like planets through the telescope for example.
No need to stack the moon just get a good lens or a telescope that you can put your camera on simplesssssss.

chedd 6 1 United Kingdom
1 Dec 2011 11:17PM
I don't want to rain on anyone's parade here but................

Stacking is the process by which you attempt to nullify the problems associated with atmospheric turbulence. Take lots of frames ( maybe 40 - 50 FPS ) and over 60 seconds you will have several thousand stills that should be graded for clarity, stacked via mathematical algorithms and summed to produce a final image. This operation is generally not performed with a DSLR type camera but a specialist video chip that can output this kind of frame rate and fed into something like "registax".

The very notion ( to my knowledge ) that you can take accurate lunar photo's on a DSLR is fanciful.......... at best.
chedd 6 1 United Kingdom
1 Dec 2011 11:18PM
Sorry, I meant to add....we need to know the focal length here GT Smile

Sign In

You must be a member to leave a comment.

ePHOTOzine, the web's friendliest photography community.

Join For Free

Upload photos, chat with photographers, win prizes and much more.