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Photo Theme: Moon

Unread post by Switchback » Tue Sep 28, 2010 7:22 am

Hi all,

These photos were'nt taken in a SANPark, but rather in Johannesburg, from my balcony :lol: Anyways, has any other Gautenger seen the red moon lately? The 1'st photo is a shot of the moon taken quite a while ago just to serve as a "controll" or a comparison for the other photos. The 2'nd photo I shot I was trying to get the same sort of exposure as the 1'st photo to show the colour difference.

The 3'rd photo I deliberately under-exposed: Now, normally when you under-expose shots of the moon, the moon becomes more gray, but this time it got more red! :shock:

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Re: Red Moon

Unread post by granjan » Tue Sep 28, 2010 3:57 pm

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Moonrise at Twee Riverien on our first night in the park last September.
Awful pic but the colour was amazing!

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Re: Red Moon

Unread post by DuQues » Tue Sep 28, 2010 4:43 pm

What kind of lenses and exposures were used for these shots?
Not posting much here anymore, but the photo's you can follow here There is plenty there.

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Re: Red Moon

Unread post by Switchback » Tue Sep 28, 2010 10:12 pm

DuQues,

EXIF settings are as follows:

Normal moon:
Apperture: F9
Shutter Speed: 1/400
Manual Focus: Yes
EV: 0
ISO: 200
Focal Length: 500mm

Red moon:
Apperture: F22
Shutter Speed: 1 1/3
Manual Focus: Yes
EV: 0
ISO: 200
Focal Length: 500mm

Red moon (under exposed):
Apperture: F8
Shutter Speed: 1/5
Manual Focus: Yes
EV: - 0.3
ISO: 200
Focal Length: 500mm

All shots were taken with my Nikon D90 and Sigma 150 - 500mm lens, camera set on Manual Mode and using Manual focus. Camera was set on my Manfrotto tripod, shutter released with remote control while camera's shutter / exposure delay setting was on to eliminate basically all camera shake.
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SA Moon Eclipse 15/06/2011

Unread post by Switchback » Fri Jun 17, 2011 8:00 am

So pics of the Moon Eclipse we experienced in South Africa that started at 20:22 PM:

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Re: SA Moon Eclipse 15/06/2011

Unread post by Switchback » Sat Jun 18, 2011 5:08 pm

No fancy equipment used, just my Nikon D90 with a Sigma 150 - 500mm lens on a Manfrotto tripod with a remote control. I would love a 600mm with a 1.4 TC one day...

I made use of the camera's mirror lock-up delay to eliminate any vibrations.
EXIF data for most shots are around:
ISO: 200
Aperture: F9 to about 11 (depending on how "bright the moon still is)
Shutter Speed: 1/500
Exposure: -0.3 EV

I always shoot the moon in full manual mode to have full control. With the moon quite full, AF does work, but as soon as the moon get smaller and darker, I switch over to MF. :thumbs_up:
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Re: SA Moon Eclipse 15/06/2011

Unread post by noel » Wed Sep 07, 2011 12:28 pm

Also cannot compete with yours here Switchback, though I also tried my luck. Was in a meeting and decided that I would take some pics during the coffee break-except I left my tripod behind :wall: :wall: . I did manage to get the camera mounted on the car, but could not get anything decent, except for these. The first is one I did take with a tripod. The last 2 is a shots taken of last months new?? moon. Sigma 170-500 plu x2TC.
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Simply love taking shots of da moon.

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The Moon

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Re: The Moon

Unread post by Caracal » Tue Apr 10, 2012 7:21 pm

Great thread wildflowergirl and great photo.... :thumbs_up:
Here are my attempts at photographing the moon..all taken at Rooiputs, KTP in Feb last year !

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Re: The Moon

Unread post by GuyP » Tue Apr 10, 2012 7:47 pm

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The moon

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Re: The Moon

Unread post by Caracal » Wed Apr 11, 2012 7:33 pm

Thx Hilda , MM, meerkitty and wildflowergirl...:)

@ MM.....there are many ways to bake a muffin MM and there are many ways to photograph the moon.

There are some ingredients that are absolutely essential when baking muffins and there are some ingredients that are absolutely essential when photographing the moon.
A tripod and cable release is all important.....
One needs a fast shutter speed because the moon moves...or the earth moves.
To get a fast enough shutter speed I set my camera on AV mode and selected F 5.6
To help get that shutter speed up I selected ISO 400....and ended up with a shutter speed of 1/2000 sec.
I was able to auto focus but because the moon is a very bright ball I underexposed by 2 full stops
I used my long lens...400mm.
The final photo was cropped but not much else done to it at all.

As I say there are many ways to photograph the moon...but the above worked for me at the time.
It is better to try and photograph the moon earlier on in the evening when it is not so dark but sometimes the moon comes up really late and there is not much you can do about that. My moon pics were taken between 20h20 and 20h30 ...quite dark already !
I hope this helps you somewhat...:)

BTW..I think I am way more successful at photographing the moon than what I am at baking muffins .... :wink:

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Re: The Moon

Unread post by GuyP » Wed Apr 11, 2012 7:42 pm

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Re: The Moon

Unread post by Bibronsgecko » Fri Apr 20, 2012 6:25 am

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