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RedStickMan Sep 30, 2006 1:11 AM

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Been a while since I've posted a moon pic. I saw the half moon up there tonight and decided to try a couple. Original intent was to try a HDR image from bracketed shots. I couldn't manage to get any decent results, so here's just a normal shot.

Manual exposure & focus Tripod used with remote shutter release. A bit of PP applied.

tinosa Sep 30, 2006 1:21 AM

love the way the light from that angle emphasizes
the craters.

RealMash Sep 30, 2006 3:32 AM


Exceptional good pic!

Did some sets of Moonshots myself, this one is a tad bit sharper than my best (just cheked some pics-it truly is)!


You did use some Teleconverter?


d-sr Sep 30, 2006 9:54 AM

Nice shot Mick. Therealways seems to be more defination on less than full moons.


danielsonkin Sep 30, 2006 10:14 AM

Very nice. Incredible detail. I've got to get out there tonight. Thanks.

RedStickMan Sep 30, 2006 10:35 AM

I definitely prefer shooting a half to crescent moon. Much better shadows and details visible. I'll probably try again in the next couple of nights, then wait until the other half is light in a couple of weeks. Will probably get even better results next month when the temps drop and we get that cool, clear air.

RealMash - I used a Olympus TCON 17 teleconverter.

Thanks for looking!

tcook Sep 30, 2006 11:18 AM

Nice one, it sure has more detail then with a full moon. I recently shot one in the early evening when you could see the moon very clearly but it was still light enough it appeared white. I was really surprised at the detail it showed.

D.Ann Sep 30, 2006 3:52 PM

Beautiful shot! Thanks for sharing. Donna

tiger98 Sep 30, 2006 5:18 PM

Very nice RedStick ! Can almost smell the cheese! :-) Jim

RealMash Sep 30, 2006 6:39 PM

Should have remebered the topic-, thanks!
Yep, I have a setup close to this. Did you go to a place where less light, pollution and turbulent air were present? I never get the pics that razorsharp. Close, but as yet not just as good as yours;-)


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