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Old Oct 9, 2008, 10:19 PM   #1
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Two very different shots...The first caught my attention because of the color of the sky with the very last rays of sunset providing a back light on the trees while the stadium lights illuminate them from the front



Did I say it was a 35-12 junior high game that didn't exactly hold my attention, even though I had the PA mike on my head? lol

When I got home from the football game, I was struck by a beautiful moon a littleshort ofthe half way stage. This is the first time I've tried a moon shot with the Bigma and the Pentax 2X teleconverter, giving me 1000mm. Camera setting was f/8.0 (real light value was f/16 because of the TC) @ 1/100 with wireless shutter release off tripod. ISO was 200. Processed with B&W film effect in PSP 12 with a dark blue filter.



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Old Oct 9, 2008, 11:44 PM   #2
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Paul, I don't care for the first one as much as the moon shot. What kind of tripod were you using? It must have been pretty serious to get it that sharp!

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Glenn, I was using a relatively heavy Bogen-Manfrotto with a pistol-grip head (not the best head for this kind of shot, but it was frozen on the tripod when I bought it off e-bay, and I've never been able to get it off.)

I think the key to the sharpness was being able to use the wireless shutter release. Any touch of the trip brought blur at this focal length.

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i agree thats a great shot of the moon, the detail is so sharp.

but could you not have used a flash to brighten the other half lol


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Paul,
That's a great moon shot!
I can appreciate the the color and lighting in the first one but, I think it looks better with the track cropped out. jmho.
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kazuya wrote:
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i agree thats a great shot of the moon, the detail is so sharp.

but could you not have used a flash to brighten the other half lol


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Old Oct 13, 2008, 10:57 PM   #7
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kazuya wrote:
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i agree thats a great shot of the moon, the detail is so sharp.

but could you not have used a flash to brighten the other half lol

I always try to please, but it took me a few days to get a powerful enough flash



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Wow, that's one powerful flash :-)
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