Moonshots

by Riff Devin February. 27, 2021 142 views

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.

Clouds help.

Join the conversation
8
There are 8 comments , add yours!
John Durham 1 month, 1 week ago

excellent stuff!

1 month, 1 week ago Edited
Riff Devin Replied to John Durham 1 month, 1 week ago

I thankyou! grinning

1 month, 1 week ago Edited
Joe Zink 1 month, 1 week ago

Great job on the moon pics! I'm waiting for warmer weather to get the telescope set up again, I'll post a few when I do. You might consider trying the solar filter from Thousand Oaks  if you'd like to capture the sun . I've used them to capture sunspots.

1 month, 1 week ago Edited
Riff Devin Replied to Joe Zink 1 month, 1 week ago

Yes, do please. I'd love you to talk us through what you do. I intend to get out when we're able to and do some astro-photography at some stage.

1 month, 1 week ago Edited
Varsha Arun 1 month, 1 week ago

Captivating shots!

1 month, 1 week ago Edited
Riff Devin Replied to Varsha Arun 1 month, 1 week ago

Thanks very much :)

1 month, 1 week ago Edited
Craig Casterline 1 month, 1 week ago

#4 is very mystical. Love it.

1 month, 1 week ago Edited
Riff Devin Replied to Craig Casterline 1 month, 1 week ago

Thanks. I was very happy with the way it came out

1 month, 1 week ago Edited
Up
Copyright @Photoblog.com