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Old Oct 13, 2009, 7:05 AM   #1
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Hey everyone!

This was my first attempt at a nightscape/long exposure photo. The ISO is on 400 and the shutter speed is at 10 seconds.

It didn't turn out quite the way I wanted. The moon is extremely bright.

There was a storm front starting to roll in that night (over a week later and it's still here ), that's where the fast moving clouds came from.

Any advice or techniques to share?

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Old Oct 13, 2009, 8:07 AM   #2
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A second shot exposing for the moon then swap moons. It would be a pretty good pic then. As it is, I can still hear the howling.
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Old Oct 13, 2009, 10:06 AM   #3
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I agree with Bynx here. The moon is very tricky to shoot. It is much brighter then one would think. Take one shot to expose for the moon and another for the rest and merge them or replace the moon as Bynx suggested. Either way you should come out with great shot.
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Old Oct 13, 2009, 3:03 PM   #4
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What a mood in this pick. Bynx advice is precise because you don't have options: or you over expose the moon (like here) or you donīt get the trees. What about hdr?

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Old Oct 13, 2009, 4:05 PM   #5
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Thanks for all the ideas! I'm certainly going to try them!

In regards to hdr...I don't even know what that means. Shameful, I know. What exactly does it mean? I've noticed the term on here before.
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Thanks for all the ideas! I'm certainly going to try them!

In regards to hdr...I don't even know what that means. Shameful, I know. What exactly does it mean? I've noticed the term on here before.
It stands for High Dynamic Range, Jerolin. Here's a wiki to tell you more about it:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High_dynamic_range_imaging
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Old Oct 13, 2009, 4:30 PM   #7
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Thanks! I just read about it and looked at some examples. It makes for some stunning images.
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