The sun, the moon and the stars

Richard CabesaRichard Cabesa Major grinsPosts: 155Registered Users Major grins
edited March 27, 2004 in Landscapes
Here ar a few pics I took this evening. It rained all weekend so there was no riding and no photos. the storm was clearing today so after work I jumped on the moto and went up the mountain searching for interesting light. Let me know what you think.

I am sure this guy is cold but it looks like fun.
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There's some of that light I was looking for
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The mountains climb 4000 feet in about 10 mile ride
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It looks like the tree is on fire
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Here's the moon and the stars I promised. (well Saturn anyway)
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Thanks for listening :D

David

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  • kometkomet Major grins Posts: 117Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 24, 2004
    Those pics are beautiful!thumb.gif
    komet gives light so that you may find the way.
  • Richard CabesaRichard Cabesa Major grins Posts: 155Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 24, 2004
    wave.gif Hi Komet, thanks. I see you managed to stay out of the pillow fight down the hall last night :duel

    David
  • Richard CabesaRichard Cabesa Major grins Posts: 155Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 24, 2004
    Here is one more of the Moon and Saturn

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    David
  • gusgus Major grins Posts: 16,209Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 24, 2004
    Good shots richard..as always thumb.gif love the burning tree & the last one
  • ian408ian408 More wag. Less Bark. Posts: 21,278Administrators moderator
    edited February 24, 2004
    WOW! I like the moon/saturn rise. That's a beaut!

    No such luck here--just rain...
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  • cletuscletus Master of Craposition Posts: 1,916Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 24, 2004
    Here is one more of the Moon and Saturn

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    David
    According to the news this morning, that's Venus next to the moon. Anyway, very nice pictures!
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  • Richard CabesaRichard Cabesa Major grins Posts: 155Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 24, 2004
    cletus wrote:
    According to the news this morning, that's Venus next to the moon. Anyway, very nice pictures!

    Yea, could be Venus. Had this paragraph form the farmers Almanac to go on. Being just nightfall, I thought Saturn.

    Venus grows higher and brighter, now remaining up for three hours after sunset. Mars steadily fades while crossing into Aries. Saturn remains glorious, standing high up at nightfall and reaching its nightly apex nearly overhead around 9:00 p.m. Jupiter rises at 7:00 p.m. at midmonth and remains prominent all night, joined loosely by the Moon on the 7th and 8th. The Moon also serves as guide and companion to Venus on the 23rd, Mars on the 25th, and Saturn on the 29th. By month's end, daylight increases by three to four minutes a day in most of the United States and four to five minutes a day in Canada. The year's most outstanding array of stars, centered in Orion, now float optimally high soon after nightfall. Moon phase times are based on Eastern Time

    David
  • soupsoup focused Posts: 78Registered Users Big grins
    edited February 24, 2004
    2-23-2004 - 6:00pm ish
  • soupsoup focused Posts: 78Registered Users Big grins
    edited February 24, 2004
    same photo cropped to just the moon

    canon 75-300mm f:4-5.6 - 480mm equiv - timer release - ISO 100 - F:8 - 1/80th
  • DoctorItDoctorIt vrooom! Posts: 11,940Administrators moderator
    edited February 24, 2004
    me too, me too!!
    (although mine's not what i consider great, still need a better tripod!)

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    One of my housemates is an astronomy major, so he alerted me to this sight last night as well.
    Erik
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  • lynnmalynnma Moddess Emeritus Homosassa, Florida (Paradise)Posts: 5,163Registered Users, Retired Mod
    edited February 24, 2004
    DoctorIt wrote:
    me too, me too!!
    (although mine's not what i consider great, still need a better tripod!)

    2004-02-23.jpg

    One of my housemates is an astronomy major, so he alerted me to this sight last night as well.
    Hey Erik great shot!!! I saw that too! did'nt get it tho, should have. Husband went racing out with tripod and camera (mine) and by the time he got all sorted out he'd missed it.. too much alchohol again....:D
  • soupsoup focused Posts: 78Registered Users Big grins
    edited February 24, 2004
    that photo is lacking all detail of the moon. over exposed.

    it captures the objects - but not optimally.

    dont trust the meter when shooting the moon. its as bright as the sun pretty much, and day time settings are optimal for capturing the details of the moons surface.

    sorry...
  • peachmaanpeachmaan non digi user Posts: 104Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 12, 2004
    Was said..... that photo is lacking all detail of the moon. over exposed
    OTOH, would it show the "dark side of the moon" as good???
    You can recognize it quite nicly... of course the bright side is way to bright..

    But maybe doctor it was going for it.. ?? Don't know..


    The first picts on this thread... Beauty.... esp. the last two ones... great color.. nice view... thanx for sharing.. thumb.gif

    I am leaving germany soon so I went on a ride around town... taking these..
    (I like reflections of all sorts... )
  • peachmaanpeachmaan non digi user Posts: 104Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 12, 2004
    And this .... I waited like 15 min. before the wind turned...
  • cmr164cmr164 Focus! I need Focus! Posts: 1,542Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 12, 2004
    DoctorIt wrote:
    me too, me too!!
    (although mine's not what i consider great, still need a better tripod!)



    One of my housemates is an astronomy major, so he alerted me to this sight last night as well.
    Wow! Very nicely done. I tried to reduce the blown out white without sacrificing the detail. It's just a stab and I am sure that others can do better but here it is.
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  • DoctorItDoctorIt vrooom! Posts: 11,940Administrators moderator
    edited March 12, 2004
    Well, heck, that shot got more comments and constructive critiscism than all the others I've put up in which I specifically asked for it.

    :D

    The shot wasn't too carefully planned out. My housemate was setting up his telescope, and I just grabbed a shot cause he told me this (big ol bright venus right next to it) doesn't happen all the time. I knew I wasn't going to get the details of the moon, rather, i wanted the exposure to be bright enough to show those branches on the left side. Thanks guys, I definitely now realize I need to shoot the moon more like sunny object.
    Erik
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  • soupsoup focused Posts: 78Registered Users Big grins
    edited March 12, 2004
    you can get away with using the sunny 16 rule most of the time.

    exposing other elements however will not work well as the moon will be blown out. two exposures, one for the moon, and one for the other elements layered might solve that issue though

    i shoot the moon with ISO 100, 1/80 - 1/200, f:8 - f:16 depending on how much moon is visible - and usually bracket the exposures just in case.

    iso100 - f:9 - 1/125 - handheld - cropped to about 65% of original
  • aero-nutaero-nut It's been a while. Posts: 693Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 27, 2004
    Moon through a telescope.
    Nice Thread.

    Here's one I took through my dad's old telescope. I took the eyepiece off and shot it with an old Olympus Digital. I don't remember what the exposure settings were.
  • Max PowerMax Power A.K.A Main Jet Posts: 17Registered Users Big grins
    edited March 27, 2004
    Here are some helpful exposure settings for your moon shots. These are for an ASA setting of of 100.

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  • gottagotta Big grins Posts: 81Registered Users Big grins
    edited March 27, 2004
    Here's another through my scope.
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