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smac Jun 3, 2008 11:05 PM

Here is the pertinent camera data for this shot. BTW Full Moon shots are over rated as such. There is not much surface detail or depth to a full moon. You get much better shadows on the mountains and crators along the terminator during the early or late phases. Just FYI.

Thansk for looking,
Steve

Nikon D300
500mm- Tamron 200-500mm zoom
ISO 400
1/400sec
f/8
EV 0

http://scienceguy.smugmug.com/photos...3_EfHDG-XL.jpg

smac Jun 3, 2008 11:08 PM

Here's a shot at the other end of the phases. This 3/4 waxing moon was taken at 1/250th, f/13, ISO 800.
You can see how much detail is lost on the upper right from the first picture. Everything is flat and less interesting, IMO.

http://scienceguy.smugmug.com/photos...42_Eva2n-L.jpg

calr Jun 3, 2008 11:43 PM

Great shots, Steve. The first is definitely more dramatic.

Cal


selvin Jun 4, 2008 3:47 AM

Steve,

Excellent job, thanks for poting the specs alos.

Aloha

Walter C Jun 4, 2008 1:34 PM

Very nice! :cool:

Mugmar Jun 5, 2008 3:33 PM

Another nice set of moon shots. I agree the first one has a very dramatic feel to it

Mugmar

yesterday Jun 6, 2008 4:47 AM

Wonderful photos. Great detail.

vsch1 Jun 6, 2008 9:07 AM

beautiful detail, both shots are stunning.

nhmom Jun 6, 2008 8:17 PM

Nice ones, Steve. I see about the partial shot being more detailed with the shadows. I'll try to remember that if I can ever see the moon here.

Patty

StitchBabe Jun 7, 2008 12:43 AM

Very nice!! :cool:

~~StitchBabe~~


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