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Old Sep 19, 2013, 11:29 PM   #1
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Default Full Moon on August 15 Lunar Calendar

It is actually taken tonight around 9 pm, September 19 which is August 15 on the Lunar/Chinese Calendar. We celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival today. Happy Moon Cake Day for everyone who observes this festivity.
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Old Sep 20, 2013, 7:11 AM   #2
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Very nice Shot WCKSer. Did you use a filter? It's very difficult to get much detail of the Moon when it is full. I find that the first and third quarter, plus or minus two days are the best times to get the best shots. The third quarter requires shooting in the wee hours of the morning to get the best results. That Bigma works well on the Moon.
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Very nice Shot WCKSer. Did you use a filter? It's very difficult to get much detail of the Moon when it is full. I find that the first and third quarter, plus or minus two days are the best times to get the best shots. The third quarter requires shooting in the wee hours of the morning to get the best results. That Bigma works well on the Moon.
Street, the Bigma does work well in this shot but I have see better ones from others including yours. The Bigma still lacks the sharpness. This time I chose to shot the moon on a tripod even I can shoot handheld. I found that my cheap tripod is wobbly and I probably need to buy a stronger and sturdier one in the future. I used a remote control to relaese the shutter to minimize vibration and shot it at a faster shutter speed at 1/800 sec. After the shot was made, I increased the contrast and decreased the brightness to the level I wanted. Finally, I use sepia tone on the picture to get the look you saw on the picture. Sepia toning seems to enhance the details more . I also increased the sharpness by 300% through software.
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