night skies under a full moon

Started Mar 28, 2013 | Discussions
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kev777zero
kev777zero Senior Member • Posts: 1,556
night skies under a full moon
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I posted a topic few weeks ago on how to take pictures of stars with blue sky & clouds (http://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/3394981). Today I went at it again, as it's a full moon today. Unfortunately it was quite cloudy so I wasn't able to get too many stars:

What I did differently this time was setting white balance to fluorescent, and opened up the aperture to keep ISO down. Lenses used: SEL16F28 + VCL-ECU1 & Rokinon 8mm f/2.8 fisheye. C&C welcomed!

 kev777zero's gear list:kev777zero's gear list
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III Sony Alpha 7 Rokinon 8mm f/2.8 UMC Aspherical Fisheye Sony FE 55mm F1.8 Sony Vario-Tessar T* FE 16-35mm F4 ZA OSS +3 more
uhligfd Senior Member • Posts: 1,933
Re: night skies under a full moon

The Rokinon flares like a mad dog. Maybe not so much when closed down a bit?

You also have to adjust the contrast a bit with the overblown city lights and walls versus the sky in post processing.

Maybe turn the camera to the side left of the pier for an unlit more 'natural' scene?

kev777zero
kev777zero OP Senior Member • Posts: 1,556
Re: night skies under a full moon

There were less clouds today so I gave it another try. Unfortunately the moon seemed to be buried somewhere so the sky wasn't as lit up like yesterday. I stopped down a bit and turned down exposure, but I still seem to be getting way overexposed buildings. I also took a shot on the other side of the pier.

 kev777zero's gear list:kev777zero's gear list
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III Sony Alpha 7 Rokinon 8mm f/2.8 UMC Aspherical Fisheye Sony FE 55mm F1.8 Sony Vario-Tessar T* FE 16-35mm F4 ZA OSS +3 more
ajmiarka
ajmiarka Regular Member • Posts: 112
Re: night skies under a full moon

Third picture is my favorite.   Having the people and also the stars in the sky look awesome.

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