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csa Jan 5, 2014 9:25 PM

Moon setting
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Took my dog out, and just happened to see the moon setting behind the mountain. Went back in & grabbed the FZ70. Handheld @full 60x zoom in Program mode.

Didn't have time to take more with tripod, different settings, as it was gone in seconds after I took this.

Ozzie_Traveller Jan 5, 2014 10:20 PM

G'day Carol

Nice atmospherices here - well done
- & it will be great to see the full-moon sometime soon as well


csa Jan 5, 2014 10:38 PM

Phil, thanks; I couldn't believe how quickly it disappeared behind the mountain; I only had the chance to get this image.

I'm anxious to try the full moon, but depends on the weather; I really won't want to be out in below zero weather.

Raghu Jan 6, 2014 4:50 AM


Originally Posted by csa (Post 1365420)
I couldn't believe how quickly it disappeared behind the mountain

Yes, I have had similar experience, but with the sun, when I wanted to catch it at a particular position - not only do they (sun and moon) rise/set fast, they also do it at an angle, not vertically up or down. Just ask my friends who were near me when I shot this one, and they would vouch for my running around several meters for each shift in position!

I wish you all the best, but beware, there is a lot of physical work involved in catching the sun or moon the way we want them! If you are shooting only the moon occupying the frame, then I would strongly urge the use of a tripod, or at least keeping the camera on/pressed against a solid surface to avoid even the most minute shake.

Forgot to add, you did get a good shot there! The light effect created by the moon is superb, and you have done well to capture it nicely too. Good that you didn't crop the photo - I feel this shot requires this much space.

csa Jan 6, 2014 9:34 AM

Raghu, fantastic shot!

Yes, I would be using a tripod shooting the moon, but this was just a very quick chance that was gone in seconds. I was lucky to be able to get back in the house & grab the camera before it disappeared.

Did I mention it was 4 degrees below zero? :D

Raghu Jan 6, 2014 9:47 AM


Originally Posted by csa (Post 1365454)
Did I mention it was 4 degrees below zero? :D

That's a good question. If you freeze, you don't need a tripod. If you shiver instead, you will need one! :)

csa Jan 6, 2014 10:58 AM

Yes, there's a cold spell going on right now, so no tripod setting up. I'm a sissy in my old age!:D

Forzahibs Jan 6, 2014 3:13 PM


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