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Old Apr 27, 2005, 12:10 PM   #1
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Hi All,

I have just taken this shot tonight. I don't know any rule for shooting moonlight. Please advise.

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Old Apr 27, 2005, 1:12 PM   #2
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Nice pic, Quan...a tad blurry. Did you use a tripod?

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Old Apr 27, 2005, 8:52 PM   #3
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Hi Kenneth,

I used a tripod and exposed 30" with ISO 400. I should have exposed the picture less than that time since theclouds were moving slowly but 30" was enough to make them blur.

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Old Apr 28, 2005, 1:07 AM   #4
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Hi Kenneth,

I used a tripod and exposed 30" with ISO 400. I should have exposed the picture less than that time since the clouds were moving slowly but 30" was enough to make them blur.

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Believe it or not...the Moon moves a great distance in (short) long exposures. You should shoot the moon like you would any well lit subject. Providing you pre-press your shutter button, experimenting with manual mode will help you find the correct settings.
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Ya, that explains it. I love the colors tho. What are the lights? I can understand the clouds moving in 30 sec...but are those boat lights? They're out of focus or blurry as well. Really great setting...sea and clouds with the moonlight. Would have been fantastic if the focus/motion were not blurred. Best regards,

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Focusing is important. This is very blurry. Try focusingat infinity if you can't get a proper af, or do it manually. Metering is important here too. Don't know how bright you wanted the moon etal, but you could try spot metering, and then bracket maybe 5 shots to get the desired exposure. WC.
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Focusing is important. This is very blurry. Try focusing at infinity if you can't get a proper af, or do it manually. Metering is important here too. Don't know how bright you wanted the moon etal, but you could try spot metering, and then bracket maybe 5 shots to get the desired exposure. WC.
The focus is not bad here. Clouds and the moon move so on long exposures you get some motion blur. Water moves too. :-)

There is a big difference between OOF and Motion Blur.

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Old May 2, 2005, 9:28 PM   #8
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Change the name to "Stormy Night". :-)
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