Super Full Moon (Saturday, March 19, 2011)

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Does anyone have that link to let you know if it'll be cloudy a night and what the clarity will be in the sky?

I'm trying to find the moon rise time and if it'll be cloudy out or not in my area.


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And....What do you suggest when wanting to get a photo of the moon and something in the foreground? Focus on the foreground image with a slow shutter speed?
 
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And....What do you suggest when wanting to get a photo of the moon and something in the foreground? Focus on the foreground image with a slow shutter speed?
No. Though the moon appears to be still, using too long of a shutter speed can actually cause the moon to look blurred because of its movement. This may be a good time to check your hyperfocal distance tables.
 
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If laziness doesn't take over, I'll pack my stuff and spend the night at the mountains. Should be fun!
Might be more a matter of clouds/rain than laziness here in SoCal! Again... I missed the last eclipse because of weather, and now this. Oh well, probably for the better, I have a big photoshoot that afternoon anyway.
 
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And....What do you suggest when wanting to get a photo of the moon and something in the foreground? Focus on the foreground image with a slow shutter speed?

A slow shutter speed will make the full moon be an overexposed blob. It is illuminated by the sun, and Sunny 16 exposures apply... ie, ISO 200 - f/8 1/800 second.

However, the moon is basically a 12% gray card, and we may prefer it a bit brighter, maybe one stop more exposure than Sunny 16.

Search Google for Full Moon Exposure - several articles there.
 
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And....What do you suggest when wanting to get a photo of the moon and something in the foreground? Focus on the foreground image with a slow shutter speed?
Bluntly: cheat.

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These were overlays done in-camera, but double-exposures and PP work too.
 
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And....What do you suggest when wanting to get a photo of the moon and something in the foreground? Focus on the foreground image with a slow shutter speed?
Longer lens and I shoot at f/16 or better which means bumping up the ISO to get good shutter speeds. Im trying to decide where I want to shoot it. Depending on how large it is will determine the focal length. I know 100mm will be the minimum.
 
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Trying to figure it out for tomorrow night. This is where I need FX. :smile:

D300, ISO 800, f/10 1/500 second, and 2000mm Celestron with T-mount. Bounce flash.
 
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Trying to figure it out for tomorrow night. This is where I need FX. :smile:

D300, ISO 800, f/10 1/500 second, and 2000mm Celestron with T-mount. Bounce flash.
And pray for a cloud free night.

The problem here in Colorado has been the wind. I went out to set up for a test shoot and encountered 30 mph winds with higher gusts. So much for sharp...

Do you still have that Celestron?
 

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