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Title: Lunar Lunacy
Post by: Bigbill on October 14, 2010, 10:57:24 AM
Hewwo from colder and colder Sheffy,
Now then,not a comp or anything(hope no one objects),with the nightts now getting clearer i was thinking about getting some moon shots done,,just for fun,and the lunar thingy is currently building up,
so,,you lot mind posting some moonshots over the next couple of weeks ??
Ive been REALLY struggling with star trails shots and the Moon will be a poor substitue,,,,lets see your best efforts !!

Been reading David Hammonds wedding post(hows your Richard?) and what a top thread,,,Mr Ryans invaluable advice taken onboard here in Sheffy.

Shine On

Owls now 5th  going up going up going up
Title: Re: Lunar Lunacy
Post by: skellum on October 14, 2010, 11:24:43 AM
This is one I took about two years ago with a Canon 30D and a Bigma 1/100 sec @ F11
Title: Re: Lunar Lunacy
Post by: Just Dave on October 14, 2010, 12:03:05 PM
Heres one from me took last year, in my opinion its better to get partial moon shots as opposed to full moon, as you get the details/shadows in the craters and Terminus

(http://www.phototopix.co.uk/gallery/data/500/Moon12.jpg)

Dave
Title: Re: Lunar Lunacy
Post by: Malcolm1938 on October 14, 2010, 02:17:48 PM
If you are going to try Moon Shots just remember the moon is lit by direct sunlight so over exposure is always a risk.

Spot metering is pbobably best.
Title: Re: Lunar Lunacy
Post by: Graham on October 14, 2010, 04:52:49 PM
 Nice shot there Dave.....er Daves! :tup:
Title: Re: Lunar Lunacy
Post by: bones615 on October 14, 2010, 05:36:44 PM
Heres one i posted here a while back, 400d + bigma & heavily cropped. The brightness of the moon is surprising, after a bit of trial & error i  ended up at 1/100 sec exposure @ f10

(http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/albums/userpics/normal_IMG_2362web.JPG)[/ (http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=2861)
Title: Re: Lunar Lunacy
Post by: Oldboy on October 14, 2010, 07:47:55 PM
Hewwo from colder and colder Sheffy,
Now then,not a comp or anything(hope no one objects),with the nightts now getting clearer i was thinking about getting some moon shots done,,just for fun,and the lunar thingy is currently building up,
so,,you lot mind posting some moonshots over the next couple of weeks ??
Ive been REALLY struggling with star trails shots and the Moon will be a poor substitue,,,,lets see your best efforts !!


It's best to photograph the moon around dusk after it has risen, as it appears bigger, and there is enough light in the sky to counteract it's brightness.  ;D
Title: Re: Lunar Lunacy
Post by: Mick on October 14, 2010, 08:47:37 PM
Some cracking shots above guys.  8) I guess this is a good excuse to get my old moon shots out again.  :)

Canon 30D, and Sigma 50-500 lens Handheld  
(http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/albums/userpics/moon5288.jpg)

And

Waxing Crescent

(http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/albums/userpics/normal_waxcre1.JPG)

Canon EOS 30D Handheld  
Sigma 50-500 EX DG
1/30 sec @ f/8
Title: Re: Lunar Lunacy
Post by: Alfonso_Frisk on October 14, 2010, 08:56:37 PM
Great shots and a great idea Bill. :tup:
I recently got meself a bigma so this is an ideal excuse to have a go at some moon shots.
Thats if the cloud ever decides to clear
Title: Re: Lunar Lunacy
Post by: Bigbill on October 15, 2010, 10:22:42 AM
Hewwo from Shivery Sheffy,,
Some top shots above,,,,especialy the hand held ones.
Now then,,,,is anyone going to post any shots from the current Moon Cycle ????
The site owner has very kindly donated a Ferrari for who ever supplies the best shots ??

Shine On

Owls ROOOOOOOOOOL(honest,,they do,,really)
Title: Re: Lunar Lunacy
Post by: jimthetrain on October 16, 2010, 07:53:11 PM
Here's one from tonight Bill. Stuck it in the weekly comp as well cos I'm lazy. :2funny:
(http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10017/normal_Moon.jpg) (http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=8243)
Title: Re: Lunar Lunacy
Post by: Bigbill on October 17, 2010, 01:27:51 PM
Great stuff Jim,,,,

Now then,the weather here tonight SHOULD be perfect,,i was up on ye Moors on Fri night,,,,freezing to death(4deg) and it was windy and cloudy,,,,so tonight i aim for my best effort.
Has anyone noticed a sort of "stepping effect" around the edge of the moon shots? or is it just me ??

My top box on my light speed steed failed and ive lost all my filters and holders etc etc on the Hathersage road,,,,,,,,GOOD INNIT  !!

Shine On

Owls now 4th
Title: Re: Lunar Lunacy
Post by: Alfonso_Frisk on October 20, 2010, 08:17:59 PM
I had a go tonight at around 6/630pm
all I got was a bright disc or an egg shaped bright disc. :uglystupid2:
Tried hand held and monopod with the bigma spot metered and various aps.
I guess I picked the wromg time and wrong phase ?  :knuppel2:
Will try OB's suggestion of shooting around dusk
RR
Alf
Title: Re: Lunar Lunacy
Post by: jimthetrain on October 21, 2010, 11:45:53 AM
Alf, try setting up the camera to under expose by a bit. That shot of mine above was taken at 18:20 in av mode with an aperture of 7.1 and iso of 400 with minus 1 exposure. It still gave me a 320th of a second shutter time spot metered. Taken with a 70-200 +1.4x converter leant against a door frame. Keep persevering, you'll get there in the end.
Title: Re: Lunar Lunacy
Post by: Alfonso_Frisk on October 21, 2010, 07:24:49 PM
Thanks Jim  :tup:
will have another bash when the cloud clears.
Title: Re: Lunar Lunacy
Post by: Oldboy on January 18, 2011, 08:42:31 PM
Hewwo from colder and colder Sheffy,
Now then,not a comp or anything(hope no one objects),with the nightts now getting clearer i was thinking about getting some moon shots done,,just for fun,and the lunar thingy is currently building up,
so,,you lot mind posting some moonshots over the next couple of weeks ??
Ive been REALLY struggling with star trails shots and the Moon will be a poor substitue,,,,lets see your best efforts !!


It's best to photograph the moon around dusk after it has risen, as it appears bigger, and there is enough light in the sky to counteract it's brightness.  ;D
To illustrate my point I shot the Moon at dusk, just after the sun went down, using the Bigma and resting the camera on a concret structer.  ;D
(http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10149/normal_DSC_5303_Full_Moon%7E0.JPG) (http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=8726&fullsize=1)
Click for bigger size.
Title: Re: Lunar Lunacy
Post by: spinner on January 19, 2011, 12:46:55 AM
Great idea, wanted to play around with some night shots with my remote shutter and forecast for here is clear tomorrow night! :)
Title: Re: Lunar Lunacy
Post by: spinner on January 19, 2011, 03:55:06 PM
I never thought to look before, but I'm pleasantly surprised to discover my Weather source has a sun and moon rise calculator specific to serveral towns and cities. Moon's going to rise at my locale at 17:25 hrs.
Title: Re: Lunar Lunacy
Post by: krennon on January 20, 2011, 10:02:59 AM
Spin (and everyone else)

Check here
http://photoephemeris.com/

As well as showing the Sunrise/Set it shows the Lunar Cycles as well, and is pretty much spot on, and yes it is compatible with a MAC (you can even get it as an APP for your I Phone if you have such a thing)
Title: Re: Lunar Lunacy
Post by: spinner on January 20, 2011, 02:25:09 PM
Thanks, bookmarked. ;D It was overcast as Hades here last night, but looking out a crisp blue skies at the moment, hopefully it will hold for tonight.