Moon

by Lynda February. 20, 2011 4940 views

Couldn't resist having another go at the moon. This is my 2nd attempt and a bit similar to my shots last month but I tweaked the colour a bit.

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Moira 6 years, 3 months ago

great and voting for this
although Stefan has all the technical tips about getting the moon perfect I like the dreamy colours and atmosphere in your shot

6 years, 3 months ago Edited
Oscar 6 years, 3 months ago

Very nice and interesting shot!!! Well done Lynda!! :)

6 years, 3 months ago Edited
Diane Davis 6 years, 3 months ago

I love the colors of this and the limbs surrounding the moon. Very nice picture.

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Sara G 6 years, 3 months ago

The moon is always beautiful however you shoot it :-) Nice work.. All I did was shoot before it got dark and it came out fine..

6 years, 3 months ago Edited
Felecia 6 years, 3 months ago

I think it's beautiful!

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Sadhya Rippon 6 years, 3 months ago

It is, as Stefan says, a very difficult subject. I tried several nights to shoot the full moon, with very poor results.
Although this shot lacks detail in the moon itself, it makes up for it in atmosphere.

6 years, 3 months ago Edited
Jon Laysell 6 years, 3 months ago

Nice one. I love that deep blue colour.

6 years, 3 months ago Edited
Kaitlyn 6 years, 3 months ago

Beautiful!!!!!

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Andrea 6 years, 3 months ago

Beautiful!

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Kate 6 years, 3 months ago

I actually quite like the grainy sky as it gives a spooky kind of atmosphere. I like the composition of the shot too

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Pietermanphoto 6 years, 3 months ago

great !

6 years, 3 months ago Edited
Eric J H Joyce 6 years, 3 months ago

Nice shot.

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Becky 6 years, 3 months ago

I like how the sky looks somewhat purple!

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Karman 6 years, 3 months ago

I like the way the one branch almost touches the moon and then drops off as if it has been melted.

6 years, 3 months ago Edited
Gurka Tunde-Eva 6 years, 3 months ago

Very beautiful!

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Tom 6 years, 3 months ago

Wow such a mystical capture

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Stefan Fletcher 6 years, 3 months ago

As you have no doubt noticed by now, shooting the moon is rather problematic, especially with a compact camera. The problem is quite simple: the moon is extraordinarily bright relative to the night sky / landscape. We usually counter this by taking one shot of the moon with the light meter focused on it, and one shot of the whole thing before combining the two. It helps enormously to use a tripod.

Your camera has increased its ISO sensitivity beyond what I would consider an acceptable level (very grainy sky) in order to capture the foreground and has also burnt out the moon leaving just a white disc. In the future, prop your camera against something and use the timer. Force the ISO not to exceed 400. Take two shots, one metered on the moon (there is something called spot metering, as opposed to evaluative or centre-weighted, but you'll have to read the manual), the other as standard. You then superimpose one on the other. Hope this helps.

6 years, 3 months ago Edited
David Cardona 6 years, 3 months ago

Magical!

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