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    A bash at the moon...

    Looking out of the window of my flat in Central London I noticed a pretty clear moon. Now given my location it is probably not ideal to shoot through light pollution and city smog, but I couldn't resist a snapshot.

    Nikon D90 | nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 @ 300mm | f/5.6 | 1/200 | ISO 200

    RAW processed in ACR, cropped and sharpened in CS5...

    A bash at the moon...

    C&C appreciated

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    The exposure looks good. I'm wondering if it's a bit oversharpened?

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    Hi George, thanks for looking... I think it probably is a tad oversharpened, I have a tendency to do that...

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    That's impressive! I've tried moon shots from the backyard (not much extra light) and cannot get anything near that sharp.

    Was just thinking, though. We're all under the same big moon. It would be interesting for CinC members to take a shot of the moon on the same date to compare what we see. Do you remember the date this was taken? I last shot some on the 13th.

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    A great shot Tommy

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    Very good image.

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    Re: A bash at the moon...

    Quote Originally Posted by Maritimer1 View Post
    That's impressive! I've tried moon shots from the backyard (not much extra light) and cannot get anything near that sharp.

    Was just thinking, though. We're all under the same big moon. It would be interesting for CinC members to take a shot of the moon on the same date to compare what we see. Do you remember the date this was taken? I last shot some on the 13th.
    Yeah that's a great idea! I shot this last night, 20th August.

    Thanks John and Keith for your kind words

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maritimer1 View Post
    Was just thinking, though. We're all under the same big moon. It would be interesting for CinC members to take a shot of the moon on the same date to compare what we see.
    Interesting idea! Maybe we could get this organized?
    There may exist a similar objective in the existing photo comps. Might be interesting to have some weekly 'assignments' n00bs like me can get and then compare with others' efforts?

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    Remember that for example, Saturday for us might be Friday for you. But we could try to get as close as possible. Those of us who could get anywhere near the quality of this shot that is.

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    Just saw this late tonight...

    That's an awesome shot Tommy....having a terminator line adding some contrast really does the trick. A bash at the moon...

    BTW, I think with a target as bright as the Moon is (in nearly every phase), all the smog and inner-city atmosphere just adds more character to an image. If you're trying to shoot pics at 300x-400x like an Aussie pal of mine, then the atmospheric conditions are apparently much more critical..



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    Nice shot Tommy - the moon is not an easy subject to shoot and you have done well.

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    Pleny of detail there,Tommy.

    Re. we all take a photo. on the same evening,getting a clear sky here is akin to holding a winning lottery ticket.

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    Re: A bash at the moon...

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnC View Post
    Pleny of detail there,Tommy.

    Re. we all take a photo. on the same evening,getting a clear sky here is akin to holding a winning lottery ticket.
    At least within the same 24 hour period. Somebody's half the earth will be in broad daylight and under a cloud while you are getting marvelous images! LOL!

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    Re: A bash at the moon...

    I think clouds obscuring the moon would be cool too

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    Tommy, I tried getting a shot of the moon on August 13. I had my canon 40d with the 70-300mm kit lens. Settings were f/10, 1/350 and ISO 320 I just kept trying different combinations to see what would work the best. No where near the clarity of your shot, but there were clouds obscuring part of the moon at this point. I think what it did was make the rest of the moon look that much brighter.

    I'll have to check in more often to see if there will be a universal moon shoot

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    IMG_4418 Moon August 13, 2011 by M.J. Hencher, on Flickr

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    Quote Originally Posted by FrankMi View Post
    At least within the same 24 hour period.
    I think that's a stellar idea..as for the clouds...well, they have to be somewhere..

    Unfortunately, for those wanting nighttime shots, it would mean some individuals would be up quite late. I like the daytime images equally well, so if we can plan about 30 days in advance all the participants could check the local tables for when the Moon will rise during that particular 24 hr. period.

    Perhaps we should start a separate thread for this subject?

    Tommy: I keep going back and looking at your image just to enjoy the highlights and depth shown on Montes Haemus, which is the mountain range ringing the southern edge of Mare Serenitatis; the big lake at top center.

    Maybe the added sharpening is what brought that feature to life? It's a special treat to see it in that much detail without a telescope to help!

    BTW, here is a very good Moon atlas that is available for free download. I use the "light" version most of the time, as it's primary purpose is to help identify the features/craters etc. of the Moon. Excellent software, and runs very stable on my XP.

    http://www.ap-i.net/avl/en/start

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    Re: A bash at the moon...

    Quote Originally Posted by Maritimer1 View Post
    Tommy, I tried getting a shot of the moon on August 13. I had my canon 40d with the 70-300mm kit lens. Settings were f/10, 1/350 and ISO 320 I just kept trying different combinations to see what would work the best. No where near the clarity of your shot, but there were clouds obscuring part of the moon at this point. I think what it did was make the rest of the moon look that much brighter.

    I'll have to check in more often to see if there will be a universal moon shoot

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    IMG_4418 Moon August 13, 2011 by M.J. Hencher, on Flickr
    Nice shot Myra. you need to see the larger version on Flickr though...

    Quote Originally Posted by Dizzy View Post
    Perhaps we should start a separate thread for this subject?
    Do you wanna take over this Mike? I'll try my best to participate!

    Maybe we should ask Donald what he thinks the best way of going about it would be. perhaps he could add a notification to the site or something? Donald?

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    Re: A bash at the moon...

    Sounds good to me. Would also like to see weekly n00b photo assignments

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    I've been known to take a moon shot or two. This is one of my better one's..................


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    Nice and sharp - I like it.

    On the subject of clouds and time of day/night - here are 2 that I posted some while ago.
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