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Full Moon

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

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Voters: johnjones, Snapster, strokebloke and 1 more

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1 Dec 2012 3:02PM
Nice shot.

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Thanks John! Smile
Snapster 5 141 England
1 Dec 2012 4:32PM
I share your pain!
Good pic.
Thanks Snapster! Smile
strokebloke 8 493 17 England
1 Dec 2012 11:47PM
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
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
2 Dec 2012 9:19AM
Good shot. I have been trying but no real success as yet!
It's not as easy as you think is it Margaret? Smile

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