I enjoy shooting the moon. It's a challenge, but when it comes together it's rewarding. Last night we had a great view of it, which was very pleasing. This is one of a few shots I rattled off. One of the things I love about post-processing moonshots is how just a few subtle changes can really highlight the shadows on the surface.
Tweaking the colours can also have some very interesting effects too. This was playing around wtih HSL and mask layers in Affinity which is a process I'm just getting my head around.
I took these shots with my Sigma 150-600 lens.
This was a shot I got last month just out with a dog and camera. I think it was my 18-70 lens but I like how the composition turned out with the moon between the valley of the trees, in bright daylight too.
I was pleased with the effect of this one. The fingerlike branches looking almost like a marbling effect across the face of the moon. That was a fun shoot but it was bloody cold that night so I was compelled to work very fast.
Of course the moon needn't be full to be an interesting subject. In fact I found this shot interesting because of the way it simply fades into the night sky.
But of course, the moon is nothing without the sun. It's the sun reflecting off the surface of the moon that gives us these wonderful shots. But photographing the sun can be a challenge.