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Bark and the Moon

Discussion in 'Through-the-Lens Club' started by sjfrellc, Jan 3, 2007.

  1. sjfrellc

    sjfrellc CLM

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    Self critique;
    The exposure was too long, washing out the moon.
    The tree was not in focus
    The tripod could have been steadier.
    Poor photoshop skills.
    Would be better in RAW form.
    IIRC .6 seconds, ISO 1000, f8, Nikon D200 with 18-200 VR lens (VR was not turned off on a tripod, but I think it is supposed to be turned off with a tripod).
    A good opportunity with a full moon low on the horizon with gauzy clouds
     
  2. hwyhobo

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    Looks like an illustration from a fairy tales book. :)
     

  3. MrsKitty

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    What is "VR"? Nikon's equivalent to "IS"?
     
  4. sjfrellc

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    Correct. Vibration Reduction.
    Supposed to give extra 4 stops exposure in this lens.
     
  5. MrsKitty

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    Gotcha.

    This was my first attempt at the moon: ISO 1600, f/16, 1 second.

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    There was not a single cloud in the sky when I went in to grab the camera. In a couple minutes it took me to set up the tripod it hazed over but the exposure was still waaaaaaaaaay too long. The limbs still made it eerie and dramatic.

    The night I took this, I IMed the shot to somebody. In about ten minutes somebody else IMed it to me telling me I had to "see this pic that makes an awesome wallpaper." I looked at it and said see it? Hell, I shot it 20 minutes ago :rofl:

    I can't reshoot it exactly because the trees I used for framing are gone but I have another great tree to use for silhouetting the next time the moon is really bright here. I am so close to town that it takes a super bright moon on a really dark night to get the contrast.

    This is my most recent moon attempt: ISO 1600, f/16, 1/125.

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    Still isn't what I want but I did come closer this time. Shoot like you would if you were shooting during full sun of straight up 12 o'clock because that is what the conditions are on the moon.
     
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