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Old Feb 3, 2014, 12:09 AM   #1
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Of my night pictures of Mt Hood (Oregon) when it is covered in snow, I feel that a side lit crescent moon gives the best light on the mountain. You get plenty of stars and some contrast to the mountain.

What do you think?

Moon hadn't risen yet. Lot's of stars, but not much contrast on mountain.


Side lit from waxing crescent moon (14% visible), great contrast on mountain, and still enough stars showing.


Side lit from last quarter moon (51% visible) Mountain lit nice but not enough stars.



Full moon Mountain (100% visible), the mountain is bright, but not enough stars.

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Old Feb 3, 2014, 8:27 AM   #2
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I really like the last one because it makes me feel like you are there with you.
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Old Feb 3, 2014, 11:02 AM   #3
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Kudos for your effort. I like #3 best.
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Old Feb 9, 2014, 10:12 PM   #4
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It's been several years since I slept in a tent in the snow. I don't miss it No.2 and 3 are my favorites, good balance of light.
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Old Feb 12, 2014, 7:09 PM   #5
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Funny how we have different choices, I like the first 3.
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Old Feb 14, 2014, 12:45 PM   #6
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Of my night pictures of Mt Hood (Oregon) when it is covered in snow, I feel that a side lit crescent moon gives the best light on the mountain. You get plenty of stars and some contrast to the mountain.

What do you think?

Moon hadn't risen yet. Lot's of stars, but not much contrast on mountain.


Side lit from waxing crescent moon (14% visible), great contrast on mountain, and still enough stars showing.


Side lit from last quarter moon (51% visible) Mountain lit nice but not enough stars.




Full moon Mountain (100% visible), the mountain is bright, but not enough stars.

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#3 for me, please :-) You can always increase sharpness selectively to make the stars look brighter

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