The Moon

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  • MsmotoMsmoto Posts: 5,396Moderator
    OK, as one who is rarely satisfied, and the shot from last night was with a bit of haze in the evening air, I have gone back to this and made some improvements...specifically, less noise reduction, slightly higher contrast. These things are so very difficult to have the type of quality I want. SO, here is the link to the "improved" version. A matter of personal preference I believe.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/fantinesfotos/9127511651/sizes/o/

    And, at some point in the future several of us are working on a project to have a very high resolution image of the moon specifically requested by an individual.
    Msmoto, mod
  • NSXTypeRNSXTypeR Posts: 2,135Member
    edited February 2014
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    Tried my hand at shooting the moon with a lens that was far too short. I kept white balance in auto. No tripod.

    The weird thing was that the color shifts a good amount.

    When the moon is quite bright, it can be surprising- you can use quite high shutter speeds. My only concern is trying to get realistic color out of these photos- since the colors can change so much, how do you guys correct for it?
    Post edited by NSXTypeR on
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  • MsmotoMsmoto Posts: 5,396Moderator
    edited February 2014
    The moon as I understand it has no color. So it is up to the photographer to decide what he/she wants it to be. Atmospheric conditions may give it a color, but this is all subjective.
    Post edited by Msmoto on
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  • BigDogBigDog Posts: 17Member
    Since we don't have a Moon thread on the new site - here we go! Post photos and all the camera info!

    D800 - Tokina 300mm f2.8 w/ 2x teleconverter (Kenko) @ f/8, 1/80th, ISO 100
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    For full moon I have always heard (and it works as a starting point) to shoot it at ISO 200, 1/250th, @ f/5.6. Depending on the season, light pollution, not a full moon, limitations on lens, etc. that moves a bit. That has always been where I start from and have good luck. I always shoot manual for it as well. The Moon tricks even the best meters.
    Wow, great capture. Tried the same several nights ago and the results were disappointing.
  • PhotobugPhotobug Posts: 4,941Member
    Very nice picture BigDog. Like it.
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  • CEBluecloudsCEBlueclouds Posts: 1,409Member
    edited February 2014
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    Posted this on pad in Oct last year. Sigma 120-400mm f/4.5-5.6, 1/125s, ISO 200, f/8, -1/3ev...manual exposure
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  • Vipmediastar_JZVipmediastar_JZ Posts: 1,708Member
    The moon as I understand it has no color.
    im adding that to the what have you learned at NRF. I never actually stop to think about that.
  • PB_PMPB_PM Posts: 4,223Member
    edited February 2014
    Not so sure that the moon is colourless.
    (Image is from the NASA database)
    http://history.nasa.gov/alsj/a16/AS16-117-18841HR.jpg

    The colour of the moon depends entirely on the minerals exposed in a give area, in the same way that the colour of the earth depends on the area you look at.
    Post edited by PB_PM on
    If I take a good photo it's not my camera's fault.
  • TaoTeJaredTaoTeJared Posts: 1,306Member
    Wow, great capture. Tried the same several nights ago and the results were disappointing.
    Thanks @BigDog! I have taken moon photos for years and probably took 400 that night alone. That was the best one that I have taken to date. I deleted about 2,000 photos of white dots after I finished that one ;)
    Tried my hand at shooting the moon with a lens that was far too short. I kept white balance in auto. No tripod.

    The weird thing was that the color shifts a good amount.

    When the moon is quite bright, it can be surprising- you can use quite high shutter speeds. My only concern is trying to get realistic color out of these photos- since the colors can change so much, how do you guys correct for it?
    The color shifts dramatically depending on the altitude. That is due to the amount of atmosphere you are seeing it through - just like the sun is warmer during rise/setting. Also what changes the quality is the air quality, pollutants, dust, location of where you are at, etc, etc. I'm with @Msmoto, I think it is all subjective. One night I was driving past a methane refinery and the moon had a unsettling greenish-blue color to it. In the Fall where I'm at it is the Harvest Moon - deep red-orange when the fields are being gathered.
    D800, D300, D50(ir converted), FujiX100, Canon G11, Olympus TG2. Nikon lenses - 24mm 2.8, 35mm 1.8, (5 in all)50mm, 60mm, 85mm 1.8, 105vr, 105 f2.5, 180mm 2.8, 70-200vr1, 24-120vr f4. Tokina 12-24mm, 16-28mm, 28-70mm (angenieux design), 300mm f2.8. Sigma 15mm fisheye. Voigtlander R2 (olive) & R2a, Voigt 35mm 2.5, Zeiss 50mm f/2, Leica 90mm f/4. I know I missed something...
  • MsmotoMsmoto Posts: 5,396Moderator
    @Vipmediastar_JZ

    Re: the moon color… I believe I learned this from one of the principle investigators at Three Collage Observatory, which just happens to be where we are working on a Nikon "F" mount so as to be able to use the DSLR Nikons.

    Ref: http://physics.uncg.edu/tco/
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  • pizzathiefpizzathief Posts: 24Member
    Here is my attempt at get a moon picture last night. Using the Nikon D5300 with 18-55mm lens. Now I just need to save up for a lens, any suggestions for a lens that goes up to 300mm? Don't think I can go more than that on a DX camera.
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    [Nikon D5300][Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II][Tamron AF 75-300mm 1:4-5.6 LD][Tamron SP AF 2x Pro Teleconverter] Flickr https://www.flickr.com/photos/119130093@N07/
  • spraynprayspraynpray Posts: 6,292Moderator
    edited February 2014
    "Don't think I can go more than that on a DX camera."

    Why not? The new Tamron 150 - 600 zoom?
    Post edited by spraynpray on
    Always learning.
  • PhotobugPhotobug Posts: 4,941Member
    Yup Spraynpray on the new 150-600 Tamron. I have got to dig out the moon pictures I took last year with my 200-500 Tamron.
    D750 & D7100 | 24-70 F2.8 G AF-S ED, 70-200 F2.8 AF VR, TC-14E III, TC-1.7EII, 35 F2 AF D, 50mm F1.8G, 105mm G AF-S VR | Backup & Wife's Gear: D5500 & Sony HX50V | 18-140 AF-S ED VR DX, 55-300 AF-S G VR DX |
    |SB-800, Amaran Halo LED Ring light | MB-D16 grip| Gitzo GT3541 + RRS BH-55LR, Gitzo GM2942 + Sirui L-10 | RRS gear | Lowepro, ThinkTank, & Hoodman gear | BosStrap | Vello Freewave Plus wireless Remote, Leica Lens Cleaning Cloth |
  • HipShotHipShot Posts: 495Member
    Anyone shooting the moon tonight?
  • PB_PMPB_PM Posts: 4,223Member
    Local weather forecast calls for clouds and possible showers. :(
    If I take a good photo it's not my camera's fault.
  • tcole1983tcole1983 Posts: 981Member
    Snowing and cloudy here :-(
    D5200, D5000, S31, 18-55 VR, 17-55 F2.8, 35 F1.8G, 105 F2.8 VR, 300 F4 AF-S (Previously owned 18-200 VRI, Tokina 12-24 F4 II)
  • TaoTeJaredTaoTeJared Posts: 1,306Member
    I just did a quick edit but this is what I got tonight.

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    D800, D300, D50(ir converted), FujiX100, Canon G11, Olympus TG2. Nikon lenses - 24mm 2.8, 35mm 1.8, (5 in all)50mm, 60mm, 85mm 1.8, 105vr, 105 f2.5, 180mm 2.8, 70-200vr1, 24-120vr f4. Tokina 12-24mm, 16-28mm, 28-70mm (angenieux design), 300mm f2.8. Sigma 15mm fisheye. Voigtlander R2 (olive) & R2a, Voigt 35mm 2.5, Zeiss 50mm f/2, Leica 90mm f/4. I know I missed something...
  • proudgeekproudgeek Posts: 1,422Member
    Nice TTJ. You seem to be the only one in the country under clear skies last night. Nothing but rain here in the Northeast.
  • rmprmp Posts: 547Member
    Great shot TTJ! But, why di you get the only clear sky?
    Robert M. Poston: D4, D810, V3, 14-24 F2.8, 24-70 f2.8, 70-200 f2.8, 80-400, 105 macro.
  • MightyYMightyY Posts: 30Member
    Great shot. I was very bummed when I woke up at 2AM to still see cloudy/rainy skies. Just have to wait 6 months for another opportunity.
  • Golf007sdGolf007sd Posts: 2,840Moderator
    Thanks for sharing...well done. Personally, my tail was fast asleep...hehe.
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  • SquamishPhotoSquamishPhoto Posts: 608Member
    Clouds here rolled in just before it started.
    Mike
    D3 • D750 • 14-24mm f2.8 • 35mm f1.4A • PC-E 45mm f2.8 • 50mm f1.8G • AF-D 85mm f1.4 • ZF.2 100mm f2 • 200mm f2 VR2
  • heartyfisherheartyfisher Posts: 3,181Member
    edited April 2014
    Taken with my mobile phone :-) Great shot TTJ !
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  • TaoTeJaredTaoTeJared Posts: 1,306Member
    Thanks everyone. It was Clear and cold! The snow melted, wind stopped, frost set in and the heavy clouds rolled out around midnight. I thought this area would be covered as well, but it blew through. I was just glad the wind died down. It had been blowing at 50mph gusts for two days.
    D800, D300, D50(ir converted), FujiX100, Canon G11, Olympus TG2. Nikon lenses - 24mm 2.8, 35mm 1.8, (5 in all)50mm, 60mm, 85mm 1.8, 105vr, 105 f2.5, 180mm 2.8, 70-200vr1, 24-120vr f4. Tokina 12-24mm, 16-28mm, 28-70mm (angenieux design), 300mm f2.8. Sigma 15mm fisheye. Voigtlander R2 (olive) & R2a, Voigt 35mm 2.5, Zeiss 50mm f/2, Leica 90mm f/4. I know I missed something...
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