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Old Oct 2, 2009, 1:52 PM   #1
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Ok I am taking the plunge with my first Photo post. This was taken with a Reble Xli that was stolen at a wedding a few weeks ago. The photos from this were amazing. Please tell me what you all think about it.

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Old Oct 2, 2009, 2:01 PM   #2
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We're prefer it if you didn't embed images that large in the forums. So, I've removed the img tags from around the photo and left a link in place instead.

That's a roughly 5MB file size, which is going to present a problem with page load times for many users (not everyone has high speed internet access). You may want to consider using .jpeg versus .bmp files instead.

That image is also larger in dimensions (it's 1680x1050 pixels) than we like to see embedded in forum posts. Keep in mind that many members don't have higher resolution displays (especially laptop and netbook users), meaning that they'd need to scroll to see the entire image at once. Keep in mind that the most common monitor resolution being used by internet users is still around 1024x768 pixels. That also means that they'd need to scroll left and right to see any responses in the same thread (since the width of the text in the thread will go as wide as the image size).

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shrunk it for you




ah jim sorry mate must have been uploading to imageshack as you posted resized again

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The one simple did is after I got Photoshop involved and inverted it so you could see the details.
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Ok I am taking the plunge with my first Photo post. This was taken with a Reble Xli that was stolen at a wedding a few weeks ago. The photos from this were amazing. Please tell me what you all think about it.
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If you notice, you blew out all the details. This is because the moon is almost as bright as a daylight shot. So, for example, at ISO 400, I would shoot at 1/200.

Meanwhile, your poor light meter is saying, "slower, slower," and we believe the lying stinking light meter...

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This is a shot I took using my Oly SP590UZ w/ TCON-17

Not a lot of cropping done on this
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Everybody takes a shot of the moon at one time or another. 99% of those shots range from ok to crappy. The 1% of great shots usually involve some nice equipment like a telescope. Google moon and you can get some ideas as to what is possible and how to shoot it properly so you can get that incredible detail.
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