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 Post subject: Blue Moon
PostPosted: Sun Jan 03, 2010 10:05 am 
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I shot this on the 28th a few days before the full moon. Turned out great.

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 Post subject: Re: Blue Moon
PostPosted: Sun Jan 03, 2010 12:03 pm 
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Incredible detail, Randy! Fabulous shot! Did you use a tripod? (I didn't think to grab mine. :( )

Mine pales in comparison, but at least it's not a white blob blur this time! :P

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 Post subject: Re: Blue Moon
PostPosted: Sun Jan 03, 2010 1:25 pm 
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Wow! I meant to comment on it when you requested this forum (thanks for that!). It's a great shot, so much detail. It seems you've gotten the hang of using your new camera.

Ro, yours is pretty good too. I've never gotten anything but a white blob with my camera.


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 Post subject: Re: Blue Moon
PostPosted: Mon Jan 04, 2010 5:44 am 
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Rosemarie wrote:
Incredible detail, Randy! Fabulous shot! Did you use a tripod? (I didn't think to grab mine. :( )

Mine pales in comparison, but at least it's not a white blob blur this time! :P



Thanks Rosemarie. I did use a tripod. I like your moon. It's not an easy thing to photograph.


luv2grdn wrote:
Wow! I meant to comment on it when you requested this forum (thanks for that!). It's a great shot, so much detail. It seems you've gotten the hang of using your new camera.



Thanks. Shutter, aperture, and ISO settings still give me fits. But I'm learning. Mainly from my failures. :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Blue Moon
PostPosted: Mon Jan 04, 2010 2:42 pm 
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Sometimes that's the best way to learn. :D

I have forgotten most of what I learned about SLRs in my younger years. I knew my camera well then and could tweak the settings for most situations. I'd still be using my 35mm camera if the meter hadn't quit working. If I had a Cannon 35mm, I could still use the lenses on a digital SLR. I never would've guessed that.

I look forward to seeing more of your work. Have fun!


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 Post subject: Re: Blue Moon
PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2010 3:18 am 
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luv,
If ya want definition in the moon there are 2 ways with a point and shoot digital.
Max zoom of course and click down 1.5 to 2 EV. That will under expose the camera's reading of the mostly black sky with only a point of light.
The other way is to use the spot exposure setting so the camera only sees the moon and exposes accordingly.
I use both and bracket like heck.
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 Post subject: Re: Blue Moon
PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2010 2:43 pm 
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Thanks Ed! I'll have to see if I can wake up some memories of tweaking the settings for other things too.


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