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Bas
5th of December 2006 (Tue), 10:07
Hi folks, not sure if this is the right subforum to ask this, but here we go...

I'm trying to take a decent photo of the moon shining through some trees, but it isn't going that well. It's pretty hard to see if the moon, or the tree is focussed, and I don't feel like taking a pic and viewing it on my computer to see if it's sharp or not.

What i've tried is, enable the flash and let it autofocus, then put it in manual modus and take the shot without the flash. But that's not working with trees since they are always a bit moving with due to the wind...

Any tips?

Cheers.

NickSimcheck
5th of December 2006 (Tue), 10:12
I'd post in the "Talk About Photography" section, you'll get more replies.

General chat is for well... General chatting about... Generall stuff :lol:

Belmondo
5th of December 2006 (Tue), 10:17
I agree. Thread moved.

akhater
5th of December 2006 (Tue), 15:56
here is a tutorial for you
http://www.adidap.com/2006/09/18/tips-on-how-to-take-successful-moon-pictures/

PhotosGuy
6th of December 2006 (Wed), 10:30
Manila Moon at 1120 mm (large pic)
http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthread.php?t=119572&highlight=moon
Moon shot with 350D & standard kit
http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthread.php?t=129558

scottbergerphoto
6th of December 2006 (Wed), 12:39
Shot in Manual Exposure Mode, with 1DM2 and Sigma 500mm f/4.5 on a Gitzo CF G1228 Tripod / Ultimate Ballhead:

http://www.pbase.com/scottbergerphoto/image/28637982.jpg