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My First Try

Discussion in 'Night, InfraRed, and UltraViolet Photography' started by aman17, Jul 19, 2008.

  1. aman17


    Sep 27, 2006
    New Jersey,USA
    This was my first attempt at the moon.If anyone has done this I'd like your thoughts and what I can to do to improve stopping short of a bigger lens.The ministery of finanace already shot it down.By the way this was taken with a 300 2.8
    1.7 tc nikon d-300.thanks for any comments

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  2. Dr A

    Dr A

    Feb 2, 2008
    State College, PA
    Well, you might try cropping to give a bigger view of it, which should work pretty well in your case since you have a D300 and a nice lens. Additionally, after cropping, you can sharpen the hell out of the moon,then selectively decrease that sharpening on the outline of the moon so it doesn't look over-sharpened.
  3. nice shots
    please post or link to us the FULL RESOLUTION images....
    and we can try to do some sharpening... if you'd allow

    great first shot of the moon
  4. aman17


    Sep 27, 2006
    New Jersey,USA
    hey Greg hows this any better

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  5. Dr A

    Dr A

    Feb 2, 2008
    State College, PA
    What is the exif on these?
  6. aman17


    Sep 27, 2006
    New Jersey,USA
    Model = NIKON D300
    Orientation = top/left
    X Resolution = 300
    Y Resolution = 300
    Resolution Unit = inch
    Software = Adobe Photoshop CS3 Windows
    Date Time = 2008-07-19 17:44:46
    YCbCr Positioning = co-sited
    Exif IFD Pointer = Offset: 240
    GPS Info IFD Pointer = Offset: 896

    Exposure Time = 1/1600"
    F Number = F4.8
    Exposure Program = Aperture priority
    ISO Speed Ratings = 1600
    Exif Version = Version 2.21
    Date Time Original = 2008-07-18 22:48:19
    Date Time Digitized = 2008-07-18 22:48:19
    Components Configuration = YCbcr
    Compressed Bits Per Pixel = 4
    Exposure Bias Value = ±0EV
    Max Aperture Value = F4.76
    Metering Mode = Spot
    Light Source = unknown
    Flash = Off
    Focal Length = 500mm
    User Comment =
    Subsec Time =
    Subsec Time Original =
    Subsec Time Digitized =
    Flashpix Version = Version 1.0
    Color Space = sRGB
    Exif Image Width = 915
    Exif Image Height = 872
    Interoperability IFD Pointer = Offset: 864
    Sensing Method = One-chip color area sensor
    File Source = DSC
    Scene Type = A directly photographed image
    CFA Pattern = [R,G],
    Custom Rendered = Normal process
    Exposure Mode = Auto exposure
    White Balance = Auto white balance
    Digital Zoom Ratio = 1x
    Focal Length In 35mm Film = 750mm
    Scene Capture Type = Normal
    Gain Control = High gain up
    Contrast = Normal
    Saturation = Normal
    Sharpness = Normal
    Subject Distance Range = unknown

    Interoperability Index = ExifR98
    Interoperability Version = Version 1.0

    [Thumbnail Info]
    Compression = JPEG Compressed (Thumbnail)
    X Resolution = 72
    Y Resolution = 72
    Resolution Unit = inch
    JPEG Interchange Format = Offset: 1010
    JPEG Interchange Format Length = Length: 4223

    Thumbnail = 160 x 152
  7. Dr A

    Dr A

    Feb 2, 2008
    State College, PA
    OK here is what I think - you don't need ISO 1600 for the moon. Yes, it's dark outside, but use ISO 200. Put your camera in spot metering. Remember, the sun is hitting that thing. One compromise of the low noise of the D300 is that it does loose some perceived sharpness at higher ISO's. I think that is the culprit here, and probably the reason why these don't look as sharp as they can with that lens.
  8. aman17


    Sep 27, 2006
    New Jersey,USA
    Ok so according to what your saying the only adjustment I need to make is the ISO .Correct?I was already in spot metering.Well we'll try again tonight with hopefully a little better reults.Thanks for the help and info.
  9. aman17


    Sep 27, 2006
    New Jersey,USA
    Thanks for the help and info Greg
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