Moon, handheld.


gwing

Link Posted 14/04/2014 - 00:34
I thought it was time I had a quick go at this. A*300 at f8 with 2x-s converter, K30 800 ISO handheld with a beanbag.


Glowingblue

Link Posted 14/04/2014 - 01:57
Superb work

Mike_L_76

Link Posted 14/04/2014 - 03:27
Pretty decent effort for handheld.

Mannesty

Link Posted 14/04/2014 - 08:45
Excellent for handheld, think how good it could be on a tripod. Tomorrow, 15th April, there will be a blood moon due to the eclipse if you are far enough South to see it.
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McGregNi

Link Posted 14/04/2014 - 09:28
That is quite amazing - incredible that its possible to get such an image from 'normal' camera equipment! Great work!
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gwing

Link Posted 15/04/2014 - 04:32
Thank you all for the kind comments, they are most encouraging.

Trouble is the more I look at my image the less satisfied I am with it. The features do show well but the moon is a brightly glowing body not so dark and depressing - so here's a version more as I perceive it even if technically it isn't so good and detail in the brightestareas is lost.


McGregNi

Link Posted 15/04/2014 - 14:21
I'm not so sure Rob, I don't really see that as an 'improvement' - it looks less contrasty and there's much less definition in the high tones. A bit depressing is OK isn't it?
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gwing

Link Posted 15/04/2014 - 18:24
McGregNi wrote:
I'm not so sure Rob, I don't really see that as an 'improvement' - it looks less contrasty and there's much less definition in the high tones. A bit depressing is OK isn't it?

For how I saw the real moon, and for how I want the image to look, this is better. As you say it doesn't show as much detail in the high tones but that's the price I had to pay to render it brighter. And no, at the moment, too much is up the swanny and depressing is definitely not OK.

Just off to go and look at the soaked & collapsed kitchen floor

McGregNi

Link Posted 15/04/2014 - 20:26
Sorry to hear about that, sounds like your place was in the wars recently then. Either way, its an astonishing image and one to be very proud of.

So next time you could push the boundaries even further and try to shoot 5 handheld brackets for HDR!!!
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