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Old Jan 22, 2011, 7:45 AM   #1
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Default FZ40 Moon HDR

Not quite a full moon, but at least it came out from behind the clouds so I thought I'd try a few things. This image was composed from a bracketed set of 3 shots, all at ISO 80, 5MP extended zoom:
1/400 f/5.6
1/200 f/5.2
1/80 f/5.2

The images were combined with Picturenaut, saved as 16-bit tiff (no tone mapping), and a bit of processing with The GIMP.

I'd like to clean up some of the noise, but couldn't work out how to do it subtly enough.

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Old Jan 22, 2011, 9:33 AM   #2
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Well done ! !
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Great shot, Mick. I have downloaded Picturenaut but haven't used it yet. In your experience, what do you think of it?
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Mick looks really good! Try shooting it with Color Effect set to B&W and turn the contrast up +2....
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Thanks Wagaboo.

Craig, Picturenaut is brilliant if you want to maintain a natural look. It doesn't produce the "look" that is often associated with HDR, but it is a quality product.

Thanks LTZ470, I'll try that.
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Old Jan 23, 2011, 1:37 AM   #6
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Mick that is one of the best Moons I have seen...very detailed and very nice...
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Old Jan 23, 2011, 4:10 AM   #7
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did you use the FZ40 alone?? or did you use an accessory for this moon shot??? Thanks a lot!
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RE4MS,

This is with the FZ40 alone - no additional lenses. As I mentioned though, I took 3 bracketed exposures and combined them with Picturenaut.
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whats the bracketed exposures mick thanks!!
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RE4MS,

This is with the FZ40 alone - no additional lenses. As I mentioned though, I took 3 bracketed exposures and combined them with Picturenaut.
Really great picture!

Did you used the extended zoom at reduced resolution or the normal resolution at 14M?

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