The Moon - My First Attempt

by Ray King April. 28, 2010 4463 views

I attached the 70-300mm to the camera, and that to the tripod and off I fled. I have exactly 15 minutes to ‘shoot the moon’ before heading directly to work. A fella's gotta do what fella's gotta do! Not the best results, but I post for future comparison.

This was f/10, 1/100, ISO 200 - as suggested by article I googled. I used my 70-300 lens.

I need to work on this. Moon was getting way too high and I don't like the halo. Any ideas?

Dropped to f/7

I added this after Lynn visited. Just wondering what caused the blue artifacts on this image. I did have the polarizer on, but I don't think that would have cause an appearance like this.

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Davorka ČEoviä‡ 10 years, 8 months ago

beautiful series of the Moon! Congratulations !!

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Giancarlo Fosci 10 years, 8 months ago

fantastic shot .congratulation

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Jorge Sola 10 years, 8 months ago

One sugestion is not to center the main motive on a photography because loss some interest. For example the last one would be much better if you move the moon to the right. And its a bit overexposed in whites.

#3 Its well light controled.Well done.

Halos are dificult to control.
Maybe doing diferent expositions with diferents photos and fusion it later by HDR or DRI Technic.>For example in #4. Hope I help you a lit.

10 years, 8 months ago Edited
Lynn 10 years, 8 months ago

BRAVO!!!!!!!!! I love them...the last one is SUPERB :))

10 years, 8 months ago Edited