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    Yesterday I went to Washington, DC to get some night pictures. The forecast was cold, some snow - but clearing after midnight. It turned out to clear just as the moon was rising over Jefferson Memorial.

    To prep for the trip I had picked up a compass at REI - then got the reading for the moonrise on the night of the Lunar Eclipse. So, I was able to judge where I needed to be around the Tidal Basin to get the picture I wanted. This all worked out well. With little traffic and few folks out at that hour I got 2-3 days of sightseeing in over one night.

    The pictures are at
    http://public.fotki.com/bradbradstre...23-washington/

    My favorite 2 pictures are



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    very nice brad
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    Sweet pics, Brad. Which camera were you using?
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    I have an old Canon D60. Many of the pictures were taken with a wide angle - low light - lens. A few were with normal zoom lens. The moon shot was the 500mm to get right in there. Many of the pictures were 5 second exposures. Some were 25 seconds.

    The new tripod was a disappointment. Took it out of the box and the first time to use it a leg fell off. Went at lunch to get a different one.
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    Just from looking at those shots it's seems there is very little (if any) noise, even in the sky. How do the full res images look?
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    Awesome pics Brad. Keep it up.
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    Gorgeous Brad!

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    Default Great stuff!

    Is that the Vietnam Wall? I have only seen the Moving Wall, and believe me, it is quite moving, no pun intended!

    "Which camera were you using?"

    Although I too like to know what camera shots are made with, it is the photographer, not the camera that matters. This is especially true with Brad's images.

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    Thanks for the comments. This was a trip to take night shots and figure out what worked and how to do things. I was pleased with the results.

    Quote Originally Posted by M_Six
    Just from looking at those shots it's seems there is very little (if any) noise, even in the sky. How do the full res images look?
    Some of the longer exposure pictures were not as sharp as I would like. The key (as I learned from my son) is to use ISO 100. Then work the other settings around that to get the picture. Most were 5 second exposures. An example is the moon rising over Jefferson memorial. Maybe this link will give the larger file for you.
    http://images31.fotki.com/v1100/phot...W_1010a-vi.jpg
    No - it is not the full size version. But it should give an idea.

    To the right of the images on Fotki the EXIF information is available which is handy to use to see what the settings were.

    EXIF Image Details for the moon rise over Jefferson Memorial

    Make: Canon
    Model: Canon EOS D60
    Width: 3072 pixels
    Height: 2048 pixels
    Focal Length: 35.0mm
    F-Number: F/8
    Exposure Time: 5 sec.
    Metering Mode: Multi-segment
    Exposure Program: Manual
    ISO Speed: 100
    Date: 2008-02-23 21:10:04

    The Vietnam Vet's Wall is amazing to see. I could have sat there a lot longer and just looked and thought about it all. But, I was getting cold and did not have a box of Kleenex handy. The Wall pictures were 25 second exposures because it was so dark there.

    Here is one I like

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    Thanks for the pictures Brad. The one of the memorial with the reflections in it is not one that you see every day...

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