That ol' moon...

JonaBeth RussellJonaBeth Russell Major grinsMauiPosts: 929Registered Users Major grins

It's been photographed and presented countless times. Our perspective of it never changes. Yet here I sit with my own shot of this neighboring nightlight, from a rented 400mm Sony lens, through the clear night sky in the Smoky Mountains. So, I offer it up to you all :)

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  • StumblebumStumblebum I shoot, therefore I am Posts: 7,675Registered Users Major grins

    Superb! What did you do? Education please!

  • CornflakeCornflake Major grins ArizonaPosts: 2,529Registered Users Major grins

    We never get tired of looking at it when it's photographed as well as this.

  • JonaBeth RussellJonaBeth Russell Major grins MauiPosts: 929Registered Users Major grins

    @Stumblebum said:
    Superb! What did you do? Education please!

    Ok, here's the true story way it went down...

    Step 1: Old Fashioned x 3 (bourbon, bitters, splash of water, filthy cherry, on the rocks)
    Step 2: Shot of Tennessee moonshine X 1
    Step 3: Walk out the back door onto the deck, look at the moon, and say, 'Lemme grab my camera, I can do this before I head off to bed!'
    Step 4: Set up the camera as best I could in an inebriated state, hand-hold that sucker and let 'er rip. See metadata below :smile:

    Tv: 1/1000sec
    Av: 5.6
    ISO: 200
    EV bias: 0
    Meter: Highlights only
    In camera stabilization: ON
    Optical stabilization (lens): ON

    Essentially, I just made sure I could see the details, and that the shutter was somewhere close to 2x the 35mm focal equivalent (400mm lens X 1.5 crop mode = 600mm equiv). I love having a full frame sensor with 42.5 megapixels, because you can shoot in 1.5x crop mode yet still come out with an 18mp image.

    @Cornflake said:
    We never get tired of looking at it when it's photographed as well as this.

    Mahalo!!!

  • StumblebumStumblebum I shoot, therefore I am Posts: 7,675Registered Users Major grins

    Oh man, I need to get the proper ingredients! Don't have none of bourbon or btters right now!!!

  • JuanoJuano Major grins Brasilia, BrazilPosts: 3,684Registered Users Major grins

    @Cornflake said:
    We never get tired of looking at it when it's photographed as well as this.

    I agree. I'm a moon fan. Since I moved to Brazil I found out that our perspective does change, look https://photos.smugmug.com/Unlisted/Dgrin-forum/i-mPNQHRg/0/3f058bc1/X2/untitled-1511-X2.jpg

  • JonaBeth RussellJonaBeth Russell Major grins MauiPosts: 929Registered Users Major grins

    @Juano said:

    @Cornflake said:
    We never get tired of looking at it when it's photographed as well as this.

    I agree. I'm a moon fan. Since I moved to Brazil I found out that our perspective does change, look https://photos.smugmug.com/Unlisted/Dgrin-forum/i-mPNQHRg/0/3f058bc1/X2/untitled-1511-X2.jpg

    Well, color me excited to learn a new thing!

  • GattoGatto Major grins Posts: 336Registered Users Major grins

    Good shoot of the Moon, and good info, I also like Cristobal's shot from below the Equator. the Moon wobbles a lot, I too love to shoot the moon (but since it is not good etiquette to post pix on other people post) I will create a new discussion with some samples.

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