Sep 29, 08, 8:14 pm
On my way home from Shanghai the other week, I had the opportunity to watch the moon for the better part of 16 hours. Here are a couple of my favorites.
Post-up your shots of the moon.
Sep 30, 08, 7:32 am
400mm with 1.4 TC and 1.6 camera = nearly 900mm
1/100, f/8, ISO100, manual focus, tripod, mirror lockup, remote release from a Canon 40D. Even with 900mm, it's a 1350 pixel square crop (1.8MP image) from a 3900x2600 (10MP)sensor. And it required some significant Curves and USM in Photoshop
Last year's lunar eclipse - from Cocoa Beach, FL. I traveled from PHX to MCO a day earlier than planned, with a drive to Cocoa Beach, trying to avoid clouds that evening. Even so, I had the Doppler radar on my laptop, driving up and down the FL coast to grab a few open moments between the clouds. Most of them ended up being from the roof of the Cocoa Beach Four Points.
I'll have to look up the exposures when I get home - only the composite is on my SmugMug site. I do remember that the final images, at total eclipse, were 2+ seconds. The initial is probably around the same as the first shot above, slowly increasing the shutter duration through the night. Lesson for next time - the moon moves across the frame over 2 seconds and blurs the image - crank up the ISO to get a sharp shot.
CPRich Amazing pictures..
would you mind posting the settings for these shots?
speed, aperture, ISO.. etc..
PS: I see you've updated it.. thanks! :)
Sep 30, 08, 9:34 am
I'm sorry I don't have photos, but a few years back, while heading west across the pacific, I looked out the window and saw the full moon right on the horizon. As spectacular as that was, the best part is that it pretty much stayed there all through the night. It was like watching the moon rise in ultra slow motion.