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Old Feb 23, 2005, 10:45 PM   #1
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Many thanks Fred ! After many tries over many months, tonite I have got my first decent moon shot. The post you put up today made all the difference.
Still need to work on manual white balance. This is a blue moon!
I used the FZ1v2 and Olympus C-210 at 12X zoom.
Some shots came out sort of green depending on how I set white balance.
Can I get more natural color with some adjustments in photo shop?
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Old Feb 23, 2005, 11:02 PM   #2
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I just use my normal cloudy wb setting. It does make for some yellowness. I dont know why you would get blue like that unless you set the wb under florescent light or maybe a street light and then stepped into the darkness to take the shot. The green makes me wonder even more about the lighting in Austin. I know you guys aren't too bright, but green moons? Maybe that's where some our tax savings trickled down (up) to.:?

You do have the option of setting Color Effect to B&W. That works ok.
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Old Feb 23, 2005, 11:08 PM   #3
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With respect to white balance, one thing you want to remember is what you are taking a picture of when shooting the moon.. That would be sunlight reflecting off of the moon. Remember also that you are photographing the light coming through the atmosphere along with all of its' particles of polution.

So if you are going to make post processing corrections, keep that in mind. I don't have any other suggestions for settings, sunny or cloudy WB should get you fairly close. Probably cloudy is better.

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Old Feb 23, 2005, 11:15 PM   #4
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Fred,
I set the WB indoors(incandescent) using a white note card, then went outside.Also reset it once outdoors (street lights !!)
B & W sounds like a good option. But the green ones do look kinda

Thanks again!
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Old Feb 24, 2005, 12:51 AM   #5
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You can only get a shot like that once (in a blue moon)...
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Old Feb 24, 2005, 6:03 AM   #6
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Black and white setting can make for a good moonshot too. Cheers..thekman.
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Old Feb 24, 2005, 9:13 AM   #7
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Austintatious wrote:
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I set the WB indoors(incandescent) using a white note card, then went outside.Also reset it once outdoors (street lights !!)
You can set the wb to the moon light for a more accurate color. As you found out, setting the wb to different light sources can give you some interesting colors.
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