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    Default How to capture "Moonscape"?

    Hi,

    the moon have been looking fab these few nights!
    saw it rising over some estate from my bedroom earlier today... but i can't seem to manage to capture a scene which my eyes can see... it's either the moon is overexposed, or the buildings were totally blacked out... is there a way that i can capture details of the moon, and still able to see details of the (far-away) foreground?

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    Default Re: How to capture "Moonscape"?

    Have you tried doing an HDR shot of the scape?

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    Capture details of the moon? I would imagine that the moon would be really quite small if we were to include buildings?

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    do two shots, one with the shutter speed pretty fast such as 1/60 and another with a long shutter speed like 8 seconds.

    Merge together in photoshop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ahbian View Post
    Capture details of the moon? I would imagine that the moon would be really quite small if we were to include buildings?
    ya quite small actually, so not very detailed but i din wan the moon to appear like an overexposed "blob"..

    hey thanks for all suggestions, i'll try again tmr night if condition permits!

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    Inorder to capture the moonscape the configuration as follows.

    1. High speed
    2. Use Neutral Density 3 to cut off the glare
    3. Since it is to bright you need to adjust your EV to 3 or higher.
    4. Telephoto lens

    Do ensure the moon is not cover by haze.

    Good luck .. keep shooting

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndiMaric View Post


    Inorder to capture the moonscape the configuration as follows.

    1. High speed
    2. Use Neutral Density 3 to cut off the glare
    3. Since it is to bright you need to adjust your EV to 3 or higher.
    4. Telephoto lens

    Do ensure the moon is not cover by haze.

    Good luck .. keep shooting
    A ND filter does not cut glare/flare etc. It merely forces you to shoot at a wider aperture or slower shutter speed as it cuts light entering your camera

    If you are shooting a bright object, won't adjusting your auto-exposure to +3EV blow out the object even more?

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    Quote Originally Posted by juzride View Post
    Hi,

    the moon have been looking fab these few nights!
    saw it rising over some estate from my bedroom earlier today... but i can't seem to manage to capture a scene which my eyes can see... it's either the moon is overexposed, or the buildings were totally blacked out... is there a way that i can capture details of the moon, and still able to see details of the (far-away) foreground?
    The moon is lit by the sun, and buildings are lit by the moon and city light, so the exposure latitude is too great for your camera to record on the sensor

    There is a few ways..
    #1, find a camera sensor has same dynamic range as human eyes.
    #2, shoot two exposures and merge it in photoshop.
    #3, shoot as early as possible
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    Default Re: How to capture "Moonscape"?

    Quote Originally Posted by AndiMaric View Post


    Inorder to capture the moonscape the configuration as follows.

    1. High speed
    2. Use Neutral Density 3 to cut off the glare
    3. Since it is to bright you need to adjust your EV to 3 or higher.
    4. Telephoto lens

    Do ensure the moon is not cover by haze.

    Good luck .. keep shooting
    Moon is lit by the sun, so Sunny f16 rule applied.
    Neutral Density filter is reduce exposure, won't cut off glare, beside, there is no glare in TS's situation,

    if it is overexposed, increase EV compensation by 3, you will get totally white wash.

    btw, you moon is underexposed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by catchlights View Post
    Moon is lit by the sun, so Sunny f16 rule applied.
    Neutral Density filter is reduce exposure, won't cut off glare, beside, there is no glare in TS's situation,

    if it is overexposed, increase EV compensation by 3, you will get totally white wash.

    btw, you moon is underexposed.
    hi catchlights,
    mind elaborating more on this Sunny f16 rule that u mentioned? sorry im a newbie, and am trying to learn abt all these rules...

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    Quote Originally Posted by juzride View Post
    hi catchlights,
    mind elaborating more on this Sunny f16 rule that u mentioned? sorry im a newbie, and am trying to learn abt all these rules...
    It goes something like, on a sunny day, with an aperture of f/16 your shutter speed would be equivalent to your film speed (ISO), ie. 1/100th if you're using ISO 100..

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    Quote Originally Posted by juzride View Post
    hi catchlights,
    mind elaborating more on this Sunny f16 rule that u mentioned? sorry im a newbie, and am trying to learn abt all these rules...
    1. www.google.com
    2. "sunny 16 rule"
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    Quote Originally Posted by AndiMaric View Post

    Inorder to capture the moonscape the configuration as follows.

    1. High speed
    2. Use Neutral Density 3 to cut off the glare
    3. Since it is to bright you need to adjust your EV to 3 or higher.
    4. Telephoto lens

    Do ensure the moon is not cover by haze.

    Good luck .. keep shooting
    Quite wrong on a number of levels.
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    switch to live view. experimenting with speed and apt. Need a very sturdy tripod and sharp lens.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trexsg View Post
    switch to live view. experimenting with speed and apt. Need a very sturdy tripod and sharp lens.
    How will live view help him create a HDR image? And you're sure his cam has live view?

    Besides, if anything, the backlit nature of LCD screens will not help gauge the correct exposure.

    Seriously not the right advice. :P
    Last edited by Rashkae; 12th April 2009 at 03:18 PM.
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    Default Re: How to capture "Moonscape"?

    I'm guessing you're try to achieve something similar to this shot below?



    Its a double exposure with the moon taken at 135mm and the foreground at 17mm..

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    Default Re: How to capture "Moonscape"?

    Or you can use an appropriate GND filter to hold back the brightness of the moon.

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    I did something close up with 2 different exposures.



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    Quote Originally Posted by rc1q2w3e4r View Post
    I did something close up with 2 different exposures.


    wow! this is nice! but are the moon in spore really that close as in the picture?
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    Default Re: How to capture "Moonscape"?

    Quote Originally Posted by J-Chan View Post
    I'm guessing you're try to achieve something similar to this shot below?



    Its a double exposure with the moon taken at 135mm and the foreground at 17mm..
    u mean u cut n paste e moon??

    Quote Originally Posted by rc1q2w3e4r View Post
    I did something close up with 2 different exposures.


    wow..the moon got so big??

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