Moon, 11-25-2014
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Lomcevak




Location: Vista CA US
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Full moons offer dramatic discs, but details are more prominent during partial moon phases with oblique sun angles on the surface.
· Date: Wed 26-November-2014 · Views: 643 · Filesize: 37.5KB, 591.3KB · Dimensions: 1620 x 1080 ·
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Keywords: Moon, 11-25-2014
Camera: D810
Lens & Filters: 600/4 VR
Location: Vista, CA
Tripod & Head
Gitzo/Wimberley
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joehits


Location: Charlotte NC US
Posts: 7
Wed 26-November-2014 09:20 Rating: 10 

Great shot! Would be interested in the settings you used. Thanks for sharing!
joehits


Location: Charlotte NC US
Posts: 7
Wed 26-November-2014 09:24

Ignore my prior post regarding the settings..... Found your EXIF info. I am amazed that you got such a good shot at only 1/125 sec exposure. I have a long way to go..... All my moon shots are blurs.
Lomcevak


Location: Vista CA US
Posts: 355
Thu 27-November-2014 08:37

I focused on the detail (craters and the terminator) using AF, then switched the lens to manual so the focus didn't change. Used mirror lockup and tripped the shutter with a cable release after about 5 seconds or so. Heavy duty Gitzo tripod and Wimberley head.
Also, shot a few different exposures in Manual to find one that retained highlight detail and let the shadows/darker areas fall where they may. This was shot in SD picture control, but lately I've been shooting high contrast surf shots (surfers in black wetsuits riding waves with white water) and am becoming a big fan of the Flat setting in the D810. I'll be trying it on the moon next.