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18th June 2011, 01:20 AM
The other evening I looked out the window and the moon was rising up along the left flank of Mount Shasta. I grabbed my camera gear and got some shots.
In this shot the almost full moon is very near the top of the mountain. It was evening but still essentially daylight so I was able to expose for the mountain and moon in one shot. I wasnít so wild about the color shot so I converted to black and white and selected the moon and adjusted contrast and sharpness.
This is the night after the first shot, I was out on the hillside with 400mm and 1.4 extender all ready for the moon but it didnít come up until after dark. I was able to get a shot as it rose behind the highest peak of Mount Shasta but the mountain was dark so all I could do was get a silhouette.
18th June 2011, 01:36 AM
Good work on image #1, Chuck. I know it's hard to take images of the moon and I have to say you've done a good job keeping the detail on both the moon and the mountain.
18th June 2011, 01:43 AM
18th June 2011, 05:19 AM
That really is a single shot? Awesome shots, Chuck.
18th June 2011, 05:20 AM
Your moon shots are great. The second shot looks like someone took a bite out of the moon.
18th June 2011, 03:18 PM
Thanks Sahil and Cherl. When the moon and foreground are in full daylight you can expose for both in one shot. After it gets dark the moon is still in daylight so you need to expose accordingly. Because it's dark all around the moon your camera and many people think they need to open the lens or slow the shutter speed to compensate for the dark and blow the detail out of the moon. When shooting the moon after dark I can sometimes spot meter but usually go manual.
Originally Posted by Sahil