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h2oeco
11-12-2008, 08:36 PM
We've had pretty nice weather the last few days, but a front is supposed to come through tonight - moon is up, but things are starting to get overcast...

http://www.ecomalley.com/mwoposts/moon1.jpg

KathyC
11-13-2008, 04:47 AM
That's a great shot of the moon...

mtruman
11-13-2008, 08:06 AM
This shot is so much more interesting than the usual pictures of the moon we see in a completely clear sky. The thin clouds give a mystical effect - or should that be mist-ical (sorry, couldn't resist)

jay11789
11-13-2008, 08:37 AM
amazing photo!

h2oeco
11-13-2008, 09:42 AM
Thanks.

Ed

Mike D
11-13-2008, 01:17 PM
Wow, that is nice. I think that shows the difference between what you can do with a point-and-shoot and a high end camera with tripod.

h2oeco
11-13-2008, 01:55 PM
Thanks - having the right camera definitely helps :-)

D-80 in this case.

Ed

KathyC
11-13-2008, 04:59 PM
To me it looks like the perfect Halloween moon.

Brad
11-13-2008, 09:04 PM
I raced out yesterday and grabbed a few pictures of the moon. Here are a select few.

http://images45.fotki.com/v1237/photos/8/8235/6917527/CRW_8743-vi.jpg

http://images45.fotki.com/v1237/photos/8/8235/6917527/CRW_8751-vi.jpg

http://images42.fotki.com/v1378/photos/8/8235/6917527/CRW_8764-vi.jpg

Charlie
11-14-2008, 09:52 PM
nice shot brad i love the last one

Patrad Fischroy
12-06-2008, 10:49 PM
A quick note frim another site

ITEM: Lunar lovers should look up *Dec. 12* when the Full Cold or Long Nights
Moon is just 222,500 miles away (more or less), closer to Earth than it's been
in 15 years or will be again for eight years, and 12 percent larger than usual.
In short, it's ready for its close up.

http://www.imaging-resource.com/IRNEWS/

for those looking for some moon shos

Patrad Fischroy
12-10-2008, 08:44 AM
http://science.nasa.gov/headlines/y2008/09dec_fullmoon.htm?list76755

And another reference

JimS
12-15-2008, 03:39 AM
Wow ed,
I love the sense of motion you captured in your shot...with the clouds sweeping past...just gorgeous!

h2oeco
12-15-2008, 07:00 AM
Thanks Jim.

Patrad Fischroy
01-08-2009, 05:39 PM
And one more time for the big moon shots

http://science.nasa.gov/headlines/y2009/08jan_bigmoon2009.htm?list76755

It is still at perigee, more or less.

CHRIS
01-08-2009, 07:41 PM
I just took this tonite but I am sorry I do not live near any mountains and I could not get a god shot with any trees in it.Any feedback on it would be appreciated as to maybe make my next one better.
here it is
http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb96/CRIVERHD12/080308003.jpg these are the setting I used.

Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Focal Length: 400.0mm (35mm equivalent: 110...
Exposure Time: 0.0004 s (1/2500)
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO Equiv.: 400
Whitebalance: Auto

CHRIS
01-08-2009, 07:51 PM
I thought this might look alittle better. I cropped it alittle to get more moon and less black sky and sharpened alittle. What do you all think of this one.
http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb96/CRIVERHD12/080308003-1.jpg

parnelli
01-08-2009, 08:27 PM
beautiful shot . I want to go there. :p

Bill O
01-08-2009, 08:37 PM
Chris,

It looks good, the details in the craters on the lower right are amazing.

My only suggestion is that the photo looks a little under-exposed. It could be brighter without blowing out the highlights, but you'll lose detail in the shadows, which already look a little grainy. We've talked about this in other threads. The key is to get the histrogram to the right as much as possible without over-exposing.

Brad
01-08-2009, 08:37 PM
* these are the setting I used.

Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Focal Length: 400.0mm (35mm equivalent: 110...
Exposure Time: 0.0004 s (1/2500)
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO Equiv.: 400
Whitebalance: Auto
Chris,

the image came out extremely well. i was surprised at the quality with an ISO of 400. that probably because of the camera. I try to stay with ISO 100 for something like this. The moon is not going to move much at 160th of a second especially if you are using a tripod. Going to 1/2500th is probably going farther than you need.

Tomorrow night you might try ISO 100, and a slower shutter to see how it comes out. In either case you have a really good one here already.

Our forecast is not great for the next few days. Too much cloud cover. I may still give it a try on Saturday if there is a chance of an opening. I have my spot all picked out.

Steve M
01-08-2009, 10:39 PM
I think I see someone walking around up there.

CHRIS
01-09-2009, 07:07 AM
Thanks Bill I thought it looked a little under-exposed. I did try to brighten it up alittle but I felt it made it look a little washed out. Also thank you Brad I am going to try tonite if I get home in time ( making an REI run tonite:D) and I will try it on iso100 and a slower shutter speed. This is why I post here to get feedback to try to improve.Thanks again. If I can gett another tonite I will try to post.

mtruman
01-09-2009, 09:20 AM
Fantastic shot Chris. The new camera is definitely paying off!

CHRIS
01-09-2009, 12:20 PM
Thanks Mark :D

dixiemax
01-09-2009, 07:05 PM
beautiful pix all!

Brad
01-11-2009, 01:09 PM
Well, I grabbed a few pictures last night (it was cold out there on the lake). This is one

http://images47.fotki.com/v1404/photos/8/8235/7099259/CRW_0003-vi.jpg

CHRIS
01-11-2009, 06:52 PM
Nice picture Brad. I like how you include the trees.Unfortunately I have not been able to get another shot I have been clouded in and snow on.

KathyC
01-11-2009, 07:23 PM
That is a beautiful shot, I also like the trees in the picture. The moon is HUGE and brilliant. Thanks for sharing....:)

Brad
01-11-2009, 08:22 PM
Thank you.

I was laughing at myself out there on the frozen lake trying to get in the right position - before the moon came up. I felt like I was Wiley Coyote. Walking out on the ice with my camera pack and tri-pod. Set it all up and stood there guessing where the moon would appear. Then I picked up every thing and shifted a bit south. Then set it back up and waited. Hmmm, not good so I shifted south again. Waited. Shifted south again. Waited. Then all of a sudden I saw the moon starting to appear through the trees and I needed to get further south - fast. Running across the ice, camera pack, camera and tri-pod. Set up again and got my pictures.

Here is another one.

http://images47.fotki.com/v1401/photos/8/8235/7099259/CRW_9899-vi.jpg

CHRIS
01-11-2009, 09:02 PM
Absolutely beautiful Brad. Thanks for posting.

Patrad Fischroy
01-12-2009, 09:00 AM
Brad,
Great images, especially the mental one of a coyote deparately trying to keep his footing on ice. All the while his feet windmilling everywhere trying to keep all the photo gear in hand. The only thing missing was the inevitable open icefishing hole a quick dunking and an ice encased coyote complete with photo gear popping back out ;)

Brad
01-12-2009, 10:35 AM
Brad,
Great images, especially the mental one of a coyote deparately trying to keep his footing on ice. All the while his feet windmilling everywhere trying to keep all the photo gear in hand. The only thing missing was the inevitable open icefishing hole a quick dunking and an ice encased coyote complete with photo gear popping back out ;)
Gee, thanks for the extra undeveloped image. I was trying not to be over exposed.

Charlie
01-12-2009, 06:41 PM
nice picture brad but you should have bin 3ft more to the south :D

KD Talbot
01-12-2009, 07:05 PM
Great shots by Chris and Brad as well! Well worth the cold and effort!

KDT

Brad
01-12-2009, 07:09 PM
Kevin, I am not sure it was worth it. I have not been that cold in a long time. being out there almost an extra hour is what did it for me.

Charlie
01-13-2009, 05:15 PM
Kevin, I am not sure it was worth it. I have not been that cold in a long time. being out there almost an extra hour is what did it for me.

brad get one of the little fishing huts with a small kerosene heater and you can shoot the moon all night :D:D:D