Newfie Moon

by darlene

Half the moon....taken with the K-m
200 ISO with flash on!
Uploaded29/07/2009 - 02:05
CategoryClose Up
Shutter Speed1/180
Aperturef/5.6
LensN/A
ISO200
Focal Length200mm
Views/Likes79/0

moonstomp
Posted 29/07/2009 - 09:27 Link
Nice shot Darlene.

Just one question - "with flash on!" - why??

George.
K-5, Sigma 17-70 DC, FA 50 1.7, DA 50-200 & Metz 58AF-1.
Spad
Posted 29/07/2009 - 12:36 Link
Yes... why the flash?

You don't need to use a flash and believe it or not you can hand hold the camera shooting the moon! If you have a good clear night and the Moon is well lit you can get some great shots!

This was taken using a Sigma 500mm Mirror lens at f8 on 1/160th shutter speed!

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2631/3768099139_439d6deae6.jpg

The image has been cropped!
The Legendary Terry Pratchett once said:
At the beginning there was nothing... which exploded
Edited by Spad: 29/07/2009 - 12:37
darlene
Posted 29/07/2009 - 18:27 Link
I did not use my flash for the frist couple of shots. The moon was white with a blue sky....it was dust not night....maybe thats why?

I went to your site Spad awesome picture of the moon!
Spad
Posted 29/07/2009 - 18:35 Link
Thanks for the comment!

I must admit I was trying a tripod and fannying about with long exposures and then I had that epiphany moment and realised I could hand hold the bugger!

Try it... If you get a nice clear shot of the moon and it's bright you can hand hold it! Take a few test shots and adjust your exposure.
The Legendary Terry Pratchett once said:
At the beginning there was nothing... which exploded

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