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    Blue Moon Friday

    Who said the "Blue Moon" wasn't really blue?? Well ok, it really wasn't blue, I just had to play

    Blue Moon Friday

    Breaking cloud cover makes for a less than ideal situation, not as sharp as I would like but I have not had enough scotch to steady myself
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    Re: Blue Moon Friday

    Hi Jon,

    You could improve the apparent sharpness online by downsizing to 950px tall, then doing a USM sharpen at 90%, 0.3px, 2 threshold, before uploading to TinyPic.

    A full moon is always less satisfying to view in a photo (than a crescent) because the bit with the best contrast lighting is right on the edge and a tiny percentage of the surface area we see.

    This is better than many I've taken though.

    Although using the Digital Zoom on the SX30 helps get a bigger image, possibly not doing that and cropping more in PP, with better post crop sharpening would also help - but I am guessing there; it depends on the in camera sharpening, since the Canon SX30 is jpg only (like my Nikon P510).

    A couple of nights ago I shot some of it too, but I haven't downloaded yet.

    Cheers,

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    Re: Blue Moon Friday

    Thanks Dave. That was what I forgot...turn off digital zoom. Must have been from too much scotch I will play with the original some this evening. I will be at the air show all day today...we haven't had one here for 13 years. Ought to be a good day

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