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Dirty Moon in 2010

By JackAllTog      
What I found most interesting was that the colour was all ready there on the moon, it just needed revealing.
The shot was taken through a sigma 70-300mm lens and a 2x TeleplusPro 300 on an EOS400D (CF x1.6) this gave an effective focal length of 960mm, Taken 1/1/2010 at about 8pm GMT.
F13 seemed to be the best aperture and 1/8th second was the closest to over exposure possible without clipping; over exposing allowed me to then under expose by almost 3 stops in photoshop elements, I understand sensors have more dynamic range at the brighter end so this technique will give the maximum dynamic range detail from one shot. The shot colouring was obtained mostly by increasing the vibrance, but also by contrast and saturation. Then cropping and curves were adjusted for detail with a final 100% 3 pixel sharpen.

Tags: Landscape and travel Night and low light

Voters: Techno, chrisweyer, accipiter and 18 more

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Techno Plus
12 5.9k 8 England
2 Jan 2010 10:22AM
Excellent image, and thanks for the "Tech Stuff" for me always adds so much more interest to the capture.
Happy New Year.
accipiter 11 61 England
2 Jan 2010 10:41AM
Good one. A
2 Jan 2010 11:01AM
Very informative and nice indeed
Sweep 14 43 England
2 Jan 2010 12:02PM
Brilliantly done, nice technique.
Thanks for sharing it is most helpfull.
pks 16 2 England
2 Jan 2010 1:57PM
great shot and processing thanks for your coment on my moon shot happy new year

2 Jan 2010 2:20PM
Excellent job and a very unusual end result.
Falconer 15 16
2 Jan 2010 4:57PM
Amazing detail. I noticed on New Years Eve that part of the full moon dissapeared for a while behind the Earths shadow! Had not expected it.
obriendavy 14 53 Ireland
2 Jan 2010 7:42PM
That's an excellent shot Stuart, the detail and colour is first class. Thanks also for the tech information, it's really helpful.

SKETCHER68 13 4 United Kingdom
4 Jan 2010 9:50PM
Stunning image. RB
Surajit 11 India
16 Jan 2010 4:10AM
Lovely image - well done StuartFawcett.Thanks for sharing.Smile

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