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    Moon Shot C&C Welcomed

    I picked up a Sigma 150-500mm for my Nikon. I'm still trying to get used to it.

    The moon was bright in a cloudless sky. Feels like fall tonight in the midwestern US.

    Moon Shot C&C Welcomed

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    Constructive thoughts please

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    Re: Moon Shot C&C Welcomed

    Very nicely done !!

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    Re: Moon Shot C&C Welcomed

    Hi Scott,

    I like the focus of the image, but might have cropped it a bit closer, as there really isn't
    anything else we can include in the image to compliment the moonscape. Nice pic though,
    and that 500mm looks to have done a fine job.

    Autumn is most definitely in the air. We've had warm days, and the nights are already dropping
    to the low 40's (6-7 to the rest of ya). Leaves are beginning to turn, too.

    Mike

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    Re: Moon Shot C&C Welcomed

    Thanks for viewing. There were some interesting clouds framing the moon but they were gone by the time I got set up. Here's a tighter crop for good measure.

    Moon Shot C&C Welcomed

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    Re: Moon Shot C&C Welcomed

    I like the closer crop much better, and the terminator line is giving some awesome contrast
    to Copernicus (big crater in the middle-left).

    Really nice surface definition Scott, and if it's any indication of future performance, then that
    new lens is a keeper!

    Mike

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    Re: Moon Shot C&C Welcomed

    You and the big lens done good here Scott, the detail is awesome.

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    Re: Moon Shot C&C Welcomed

    That's a beauty! You gotta be happy with that lens!

    I sincerely hope you'll be participating in this

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    Re: Moon Shot C&C Welcomed

    Hi Scott,

    A very good effort, certainly a great capture for exposure and focus.

    If I may, I'd suggest the tighter crop, which I prefer, has the moon about 3% too close to the top and left edges.

    Have you done any Local Contrast Enhancement on the image? It might help get a little more contrast into the features.
    I'm also not sure the sharpening is quite as good as it could be.

    As you can tell, I am being quite 'fussy'; sorry, I am just trying to make a good image great.
    It is better than anything I have posted as it stands though - to put it in context

    Cheers,

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    Re: Moon Shot C&C Welcomed

    Very nice image.

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    Re: Moon Shot C&C Welcomed

    Thanks to everyone for viewing and comments. I will take all of your comments and fiddle with it after work and such. The new lens is a ton of fun! More to follow....

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