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    sun and moon

    Here are a couple from this evening. Still trying to get more detail in the moon. Getting closer, but not quite there yet. C & C welcome.
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    Canon powershot sx30is, 1/20, f8.0, iso 80
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    1/1600, f4.0, iso 80
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    1/100, f5.0, iso 80

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    Re: sun and moon

    Cool shots Jon.

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    Re: sun and moon

    Good stuff, Jon.

    Hopefully some of those who have shown us outstanding moon shots on here in the past will see this and comment on your point about how to get more detail in your images.

    But for me, this is a beauty:-

    Quote Originally Posted by plumcrak View Post
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    1/100, f5.0, iso 80
    You got not only the exposure, but also the timing of the shot, just right on this, in terms of how much sun we are seeing.

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    Re: sun and moon

    Donald and Bobo, Thank you.

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    Nice job on these jon. For the moon shot, try to get your shutter speed up to 1/125 or greater. The moon moves faster than you think, and 1/20 is not fast enough for sharp images.

    You don't need alot of depth of field for the moon, because of the distance. Lower your f/stop for more speed, and then increase the iso untill you can get 1/125 or so. Also use the 2 second timer on the camera and a tripod ,to reduce camera shake. Take several shots............some will have better focus than others.

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    OK, I am not bored, I am on vacation and have a lot of time.

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    Re: sun and moon

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve S View Post
    Nice job on these jon. For the moon shot, try to get your shutter speed up to 1/125 or greater. The moon moves faster than you think, and 1/20 is not fast enough for sharp images.

    You don't need alot of depth of field for the moon, because of the distance. Lower your f/stop for more speed, and then increase the iso untill you can get 1/125 or so. Also use the 2 second timer on the camera and a tripod ,to reduce camera shake. Take several shots............some will have better focus than others.
    Thanks Steve, I will give that a try tomorrow night. Will post results. I really appreciate the input as I have been struggling with this.

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    Re: sun and moon

    Will add to Steve's excellent advice - mirror lockup + remote shutter.

    My better shots have always been 1/125, f8, ISO100. I will adjust the shutter speed upwards if the moon is too bright (full moon) or raise the ISO if it is not bright enough (usually 200 will do). A bit of experimentation is always needed to get it just right.

    Daytime shot, hand-held 1/125, f8, Iso 100, 300mm
    https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-T...11104_9814.jpg

    Same time shot, handheld, 1.4TC attached. 1/125, f8, Iso 200, 420mm
    https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-8...11104_9843.jpg
    Last edited by Bobobird; 2nd April 2012 at 04:51 AM.

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    Re: sun and moon

    I love the shot of the sun setting over the water. I have tried for a shot like this nuerous times. Unfortunately, I always seem to hit a day when there is a low hanging cloud bank between the sky and the water. It will look like it is going to be a spectacular sunset and all of a sudden the sun disappears behind that cloud bank...

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    Another perfect ending to another perfect day!
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    not saying the pictures are perfect...just the day!

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    Re: sun and moon

    Kinda cloudy at sunset last night, but I thought this was kinda neat...
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