Nocturnal? Let's see your night photos!

Discussion in 'Photos' started by dave6253, Jul 7, 2010.

  1. Scrivens

    Scrivens Been here awhile

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    This was a dud from some night ride pics, but oddly enough it caught the moment.

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  2. TxLoneRider

    TxLoneRider Been here awhile

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    From Southern Alberta, sun just set behind me, and the full moon rising on the other:
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    Richardson, Texas:
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    Galveston, TX at sun rise:
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  3. GSequoia

    GSequoia Where are my tools?

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    Some of my more interesting shots were not intentional.
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    SnowMule [angry moth noises]

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  5. n16ht5

    n16ht5 ride the night

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    nice, Snowmule

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  6. BIKE-R

    BIKE-R Been here awhile

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  7. BIKE-R

    BIKE-R Been here awhile

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    Night at Telmen Lake, Mongolia

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  8. dave6253

    dave6253 aka. dave62538675309

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    Outstanding!
  9. Loutre

    Loutre Cosmopolitan Adv

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  11. Africa_Twin

    Africa_Twin Africa Twiner

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    Sorry for the noob question but how do you get a moon pic this clear?

    I tried last full moon but all I got was a light spot...

    I know my compact camera is old and rather limited (canon powershot a720is) but it can take a clear night pic.

    I tried the max exposure time of 15 seconds and experimented with several f values but none was good... I used a tripod, of course...

    I am still in the very early stages of understanding the photography so any help is much appreciated.

    Thanks.
  12. mikegc

    mikegc Long timer

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    Please pardon but I copied your very nice image of the moon and "doctored" it just a bit. All I did was darken the sky and lighten/sharpen the moon. Here are the results:
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    I find that digital shoots a little "flat." In full daylight, I tend to shoot from f.03 to f.07 underder exposed to help with contrast. My suggestion would be find a photo program you like and start playing with your images. You may want to copy the photos you'll alter to a seperate folder so, if you mess something up, you'll have the original in another location.

    I deleted your photo from my pictures. I hope I didn't offend.

    Mike
  13. jdgretz

    jdgretz Looking for new places

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    I took a look at the EXIF data for those shots and can tell you that he used 1/250 sec. exposure time with f6.3 (aprature priority) on a 200mm lens connected to a Canon 5D Mark II

    The moon reflects a lot of light - longer exposures are not always better. That might be a good starting point for your experimentation. Also, any of the EOS series can do either an average light meter reading, or a spot meter reading (actually several more settings as well) which help the camera determine how much light is needed for a particular shot.

    Good luck. Moon shots are beautiful but take a bit of work to finally find what works best for your camera (you'll notice I've not posted any :D )

    jdg
  14. Africa_Twin

    Africa_Twin Africa Twiner

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    ??? I didn┬┤'t take that photo, I just quoted it when I asked for help... surely you must be confused...:eek1
  15. Africa_Twin

    Africa_Twin Africa Twiner

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    one quarter of a second... no wonder mine were all over-exposed... I guess it'll be a loooooooong time before I even dare thinking about posting a moon picture here...

    Thank for your kind help:freaky

    Now, if I could only understand where you were able to find the Exif data... I can't see it under properties, not even after downloading the pic to my computer... another noob question, I know but if you don't ask... :deal

    Cheers
  16. GSequoia

    GSequoia Where are my tools?

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    You need a program that will read EXIF data. Assuming you're on Windows Irfanview will as long as you also download and install the Plug Ins.
  17. jdgretz

    jdgretz Looking for new places

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    I'm using FireFox for my primary browser and there is a Plug-in for it (EXIF Viewer). Once installed, right click and if the EXIF data was saved when the photo was saved to the storage site, you'll see it.

    jdg
  18. Africa_Twin

    Africa_Twin Africa Twiner

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    I googled for it and found it :D

    Thanks gents for you kind help :norton
  19. TxLoneRider

    TxLoneRider Been here awhile

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    Aiy, 5D mII, 200MM, that explains it, because I can not get much better than that with a 50d and a 100-400mm L series lens.:deal

    Here are some of my better moon pictures. All of the moon pics where taken with a 50D, 100-400L series lens.
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    I need to go back and play with this one in Aperture
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    And here is a bonus lighting shot:
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  20. mikegc

    mikegc Long timer

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    Sorry, should have read the post better. No offense intended.

    Mike