Moonshot . . . help!

Discussion in 'The Watering Hole' started by Jock Elliott, Apr 26, 2013.

  1. Jock Elliott

    Jock Elliott SC All-Pro

    Jan 3, 2012
    Troy, NY
    A while back someone posted a really nice image of the moon taken, I think, with a superzoom camera.

    I can't seem to locate it, would appreciate seeing it again and knowing what "the recipe" was for making the shot.

    I tried shooting the full moon last night with the FZ 150 and G12, and got some detail but it wasn't really crisp.

    Cheers, Jock

    Here are a couple of samples. Moonshot taken with FZ150.

    Moon_005_Medium_.JPG

    The same image run through Picasa's HDR-ish processor:

    Moon_005-001_Medium_.JPG
     
  2. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    tripod. IS off since it's on a tripod. manual focus and zoom in to confirm you have focus. use 2 second timer to avoid camera shake. All the other stuff, you seem to have....your exposure looks good....I usually underexpose to save the highlights....the only shadow detail you'll lose is the night sky.....no biggie.
     
  3. Garylh

    Garylh SC Veteran

    On top of Luke's suggestions I would add spot metering.

    Gary
     
  4. Jock Elliott

    Jock Elliott SC All-Pro

    Jan 3, 2012
    Troy, NY
    Tripod. check
    Manual focus. check, although it is a bit fussy to get right.
    IS off. Nope. I'll have to try that next time.
    Self timer. check . . . used 10 seconds to make sure everything settles down

    Thanks for the feedback and suggestions.

    Cheers, Jock
     
  5. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Jack
    Jock, make sure to post a follow up photo so that we know how it turned out. Good luck!
     
  6. Jock Elliott

    Jock Elliott SC All-Pro

    Jan 3, 2012
    Troy, NY
    Will do.

    Cheers, Jock
     
  7. Lili

    Lili SC Hall of Famer

    Oct 17, 2010
    Dallas, TX
    Lili
  8. Jock Elliott

    Jock Elliott SC All-Pro

    Jan 3, 2012
    Troy, NY
  9. Lili

    Lili SC Hall of Famer

    Oct 17, 2010
    Dallas, TX
    Lili
    Thanks Jock!
    1/250 sec, f5.6, 720mm cropped, adjusted curves and contrast a bit in silkypix
     
  10. Yeats

    Yeats SC All-Pro

    Jul 31, 2012
    New Jersey, USA
    Chris
    If you spot-meter on a full moon, you should be fine, as the moon will be the only thing being metered.

    Full moons are kinda boring, though... Lili's shot is more interesting IMHO.

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  11. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator

    Aug 13, 2011
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
    Makes me think of Fenris... ;)

    Sent from another Galaxy
     
  12. Lili

    Lili SC Hall of Famer

    Oct 17, 2010
    Dallas, TX
    Lili
    thanks :)
    sidelight of crescent moon brings out textures
    love this shot of airliner!
     
  13. Jock Elliott

    Jock Elliott SC All-Pro

    Jan 3, 2012
    Troy, NY
    Tried this last night

    Moon_006-002_Medium_.JPG

    Cheers, Jock
     
  14. Lili

    Lili SC Hall of Famer

    Oct 17, 2010
    Dallas, TX
    Lili
    looking good Jock :)
    if i may suggest, convert to B&W, since, to our eyes, the moon doesn't seem to have color really.