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    Moon shot at last

    Thanks to Ray for sharing this link: http://www.openphotographicsociety.o...ors&Itemid=109 . I finally have a moon shot that doesn't look like a sun. 400 ISO, F: 16 and 1/25. C&C always appreciated.Moon shot at last

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    Re: Moon shot at last

    I was going to say: "Oh, that's upside down" but then I noticed that you're in Australia (I'm in Canada).

    Looks great!

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    Good effort, Wayne. Shooting the moon is very counter-intuitive.

    I'd aim for a faster shutter speed though as you're shooting something that is moving quite fast, and it looks a little over exposed.

    Seeing as there's not a lot else in the shot, maybe shooting at f8 for optimal sharpness would be better - depth of field isn't an issue, after all. Then you'd have a shutter speed for the same exposure as this shot of 1/100th at ISO400. You may be in a better ballpark for a sharper shot then. After that, try shooting at 1/160th or around there and the 2/3rds stop under exposure from your base image that you've posted may bring out a little more detail.

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    Re: Moon shot at last

    Quote Originally Posted by dubaiphil View Post
    Good effort, Wayne. Shooting the moon is very counter-intuitive.

    I'd aim for a faster shutter speed though as you're shooting something that is moving quite fast, and it looks a little over exposed.

    Seeing as there's not a lot else in the shot, maybe shooting at f8 for optimal sharpness would be better - depth of field isn't an issue, after all. Then you'd have a shutter speed for the same exposure as this shot of 1/100th at ISO400. You may be in a better ballpark for a sharper shot then. After that, try shooting at 1/160th or around there and the 2/3rds stop under exposure from your base image that you've posted may bring out a little more detail.
    Thanks Phil, now that I have a starting point, I will certainly look to get better at it. Will try your suggestions next chance.

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    Re: Moon shot at last

    Just try all sorts of exposures during the one shoot and see what works best.

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    Found you Mr Turner. Nice shot..

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