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Tonight's Moon

By Max_WW
A simple shot, made many times by others, but I'm particularly pleased how it came out. It was shot with a Canon 75 - 300 lens at 300 mm on an EOS 20D.

Tags: Moon Landscape and travel

Voters: thorn, l_pire, dharmaqueen and 18 more

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thorn 18 124 2 Scotland
13 Mar 2006 12:09PM
Excellent capture and detail.Stunningly presented and composed.Take care.AnnSmile
l_pire 18 Venezuela
13 Mar 2006 12:11PM
Casualmente anoche fotografi la luna y se la agregue a la Iguana en composicion, Muy buena imagen su foto
13 Mar 2006 12:16PM
Hypnotic Ive been studying it for ages.
Max_WW 17 124
13 Mar 2006 12:16PM
Luis - thank you for your comment. Can anyone translate?

Gray22 17
13 Mar 2006 12:20PM
Wonderful... 5
Beardy 17 79 United Kingdom
13 Mar 2006 12:21PM
A cracking moon shot, well done.

fourfive 17 8 United Kingdom
13 Mar 2006 12:23PM
Really nice one.
Phantom7 16 29 United Kingdom
13 Mar 2006 1:26PM
I took some the other day but not a full moon.Cracking shot.
i think Luis is trying to say that you have a good composition and a good image and good lighting.I cant work out if this is Spanish or Portugese.Its been a long time since i have used Spanish.But i think i get the gist of the write up.
10/10 for this its greta.
Max_WW 17 124
13 Mar 2006 1:30PM
Cheers James.

TessC 17 1 Ireland
13 Mar 2006 1:41PM
This is lovely, a stunner. Well done.
Kanovalov 17 29 United States
13 Mar 2006 2:07PM
Great shot! BTW what was your shutter speed, aperture, & Film speed?

I have tryed this shot before and faild. Thanx
13 Mar 2006 8:44PM
nice capture well done
Max_WW 17 124
13 Mar 2006 10:04PM
Aaron, sorry to not have included data when uploading, was in a hurry.

I started off in P mode, but the camera was grossly overexposing the image. The moon just looked like a white hazy blur in a black sky. I switched to manual and tried all different apertures at different shutter speeds, using the LCD to work out more or less time required for the exposure. The best result came from:

1/60 sec
Digital ISO 100

Throughout, the camera was indicating massive underexposure (as it does not have spot metering I presume).

The final image was cropped and sharpened slightly in PS7.

Hope it helps, this was my first trial and error attempt to capture the moon, so hopefully anyone should be able to do similar.

angelamary 17 6 England
17 Mar 2006 5:08AM
Doesn't matter how many shots we see, we still want our own! I'm still waiting for mine! Very well caught!
starman1 19 61 United States
25 Mar 2006 7:57PM
Great Capture!
It's amazing how difficult the Moon is to capture on either film or CCD sensor, well done.

alexanderL 16 3
9 Apr 2006 5:43AM
great night capture well exposed and the focus is just right
nickelstix 16 1 United Kingdom
23 May 2006 10:35AM
Wow! Great 3D image!
Anthony 21 5.7k 17 United Kingdom
1 Sep 2006 4:50PM
cracking shot, you got the settings about right too. I usually use f8, about 200th sec. The camera wants to overexpose because of all the dark around it, so you did well. Is'nt digital great for experimenting with? lol

Nice work indeed.

EMMA1 16 United Kingdom
1 Sep 2006 5:09PM
Great shot.

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