Moon & Clouds

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MrCPH Senior Member • Posts: 1,201
Re: Moon & Clouds

Not a bad attempt at all and if the shot is as you like it, that's how it should be.

I have a few suggestions if you decide to try the moon again. First is to catch the moon as low as possible in the horizon to get some landscape in the shot. This makes it easier to relate to the size of the moon. Secondly, do your metering right next to the moon. Not on the moon, not in the darkness but right next to the moon and then dial in your exposure compensation to adjust.

Don't have too slow a shutter speed, as the moon travels extremely fast and keep your ISO low for details. The moon is so far away, so no need to worry about depth of field. You may, however want to think about where your lens is sharpest - likely in the center  - and try to compose the moon with post cropping in mind.

A tripod is a good idea and an app to see where the moon rises helps a lot. Set up, wait  for the moon to rise and get your shot.

It's not easy - it's actually very challenging at the moon doesn't wait - but the reward is great.

Thanks for sharing!

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