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Discussion in 'Photos' started by dave6253, Jul 7, 2010.
This was a dud from some night ride pics, but oddly enough it caught the moment.
From Southern Alberta, sun just set behind me, and the full moon rising on the other:
Galveston, TX at sun rise:
Some of my more interesting shots were not intentional.
Astana by night
Night at Telmen Lake, Mongolia
Alexanderplatz - Berlin
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.
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:
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.
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 )
??? I didn´'t take that photo, I just quoted it when I asked for help... surely you must be confused...:eek1
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
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...
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.
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.
I googled for it and found it
Thanks gents for you kind help
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.
Here are some of my better moon pictures. All of the moon pics where taken with a 50D, 100-400L series lens.
I need to go back and play with this one in Aperture
And here is a bonus lighting shot:
Sorry, should have read the post better. No offense intended.