A Shot At The Moon

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Well I tried again.I think it looks pretty good.I do appreciate any comments on this.I think I even see some color in it.All comments are welcomed and I'm sorry to bore you guys but this is so addicting (lol):smile:

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I shot that moon last night too, it seemed like a good night for it on this coast too. :)

There probably is some color there, if you take the original and crank the saturation WAY up sometimes it will really bring out the blues and pinks.
 
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I shot that moon last night too, it seemed like a good night for it on this coast too. :)

There probably is some color there, if you take the original and crank the saturation WAY up sometimes it will really bring out the blues and pinks.

Hey John thanks for the comment and suggestion on the saturation.I gave it a shot and it looks really cool.Thanks
 
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Very good shot Arnie. I like taking photos of the moon too but haven't tried it yet with the D300. What lens did you use?

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Arnie,
as you asked for feedback.

Nice picture.

Things you could check next time are:
  • The southpole is overexposed. NX2 states that you used spot metering with -3 2/3 EV correction. Together with 1/320sec and f/10, this leads to the assumption that you shot with high ISO. If so, then you need to be aware that high ISO reduces the dynamic range your sensor is capable to record - hence the early blowouts.
  • As a rough estimate: with ISO 100, you can shoot at f8 and 1/200 sec.
  • Try next time to use manual exposure with some settings in the range I stated. This will help you to get constant exposures, independent where the moon is (vs. sensor surface & spot range).
  • If you see color in your pic, that's not a good thing. It's called fringing or CA and usually shows some limitations in the quality of the lens. If my memory services me correctly, the D300 allows you to reduce color abberations (or in CNX). Try it.
  • Heavy sharpening is usually necessary, just don't overdo it.
  • You raised contrast - at least I can see posterisation artefacts at the border between the bright side of the moon and the black one. Was this photo processed from a RAW file, or from a JPEG? RAW is recommended, it provides more headroom for these corrections.
Hope you don't mind & kind regards,
Andy

PS:
I have tried it as well :smile:

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I am actually anxious to try a moon shot with the D300. However, the remote I ordered from Hong Kong was faulty and I had to send it back.

ANYWAY, thought I would share a shot I got awhile back with the D70. :biggrin:

Marlene

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