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    pls help improve this badly taken shot. first attempt at moon

    taken at f8 shutter speed 4s
    center weight metering metered off the moon using 200 mm telezoom
    was the third of bractketed shots so this is +1.5 (from the above reading)

    wanna learn how to take shots of moon and also include some forground.

    where to meter and wat shutter speed or aperture to use?

    thks all comments welcome, not only on the exposure, anything.

    ps: used hood so dunno where flare came from. maybe my lens got problem?

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    correct me if I'm wrong, but:

    1) if the moon is bright, it's hard to keep the exposure of the moon and the surroundings correct at the same time. If you expose the moon properly, the building will be underexposed. The dynamic range of film/ccd just isn't wide enough. For a try, maybe you should use spot metering and meter off the sides of the moon.

    2) the hood does not cut out all flares. Obviously if you point your lens directly at bright light sources, the hood can do nothing to block it. The hood is just to shield off any peripheral light sources that may cause flare.

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    Use double exposure to expose moon and buildings seprately ?

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    When shooting moon or any heavenly body one must be aware that the moon will move if the shutter is opened for too long resulting in blur moon.

    The picture seems abit overexpose, maybe try a slower shutter speed ??

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    correct me if I'm wrong, but if the image is overexposed, then he needs to use a faster shutter speed...

    regards.


    Originally posted by sljm
    When shooting moon or any heavenly body one must be aware that the moon will move if the shutter is opened for too long resulting in blur moon.

    The picture seems abit overexpose, maybe try a slower shutter speed ??

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    thks for the reply guys..

    reno: i dun know wat u mean by double exposure. how u double exposure on 1 shot?

    sljm and locorx:
    yipe think i shall use a faster shutter speed next time. was over exposed...

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    you need a much faster shutter speed to capture a bright moon...
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    i took this at iso50, shutter speed 1/8 exp-forgot liao-
    (zoom 36X)
    http://www.pbase.com/image/16066425

    and this one at iso 50, shutter speed 2(not sure). exp(notsure again)

    http://www.pbase.com/image/16066351
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    wow.. second pic is definitely wat i aim for
    people should go see... godo pic
    25 pics?
    ok so i guess my 6 shots were not entirely wasted
    thks for all the helpful advise... shall go shoot nexttime moon is round again

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    hmm...personally i don't quite like full moon...

    too complete..haha..

    tt's me lar..

    but there's this pic somewhere in this place arh.. it's like WAH LAU EH... use telescope take one..

    and the detail to the moon was like to the pixel...i swear...look arnd...the moon in the pic is unbeleivable..

    for this arh..play arnd with iso first lar...

    unless it's a film cam...then bo-pian...

    then play with exp and aperture...set aperture smalll...

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    Default Re: bad moon needs help

    Originally posted by dehuis

    wanna learn how to take shots of moon and also include some forground.

    no choice...the moon is so bright...if u meter on the moon (actually must purposely underexpose it to see details), then the foreground will be completely dark

    only way is to stack two shots...one taken when the moon is not around and meter on the building

    then take another one which is meter on the moon....

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    Originally posted by GreenEggs_n_Ham
    hmm...personally i don't quite like full moon...

    too complete..haha..

    tt's me lar..

    but there's this pic somewhere in this place arh.. it's like WAH LAU EH... use telescope take one..

    and the detail to the moon was like to the pixel...i swear...look arnd...the moon in the pic is unbeleivable..

    for this arh..play arnd with iso first lar...

    unless it's a film cam...then bo-pian...

    then play with exp and aperture...set aperture smalll...

    greeneggs
    yes..full moon is too complete....cannot see any details near the edge

    best is 3/4-1/2 moon, then u can see something like this

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    wai,

    you're amazing....

    how the heck did u take all those?

    i was gonna check your jupiter shots out as well just now...

    i wanna learn laiddat too! haha..but wha lau ur eq must be v ex man...

    my cam can only reach the moon soo far only..haha..
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