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Oct 10, 2010 20:01 |  #1

Friends,

I have been trying to take some sunset / sunrise pictures but tonight we were really lucky to get a absolutely clear sky! So I tried a picture just when the horizon is still clear. I was surprised how much the moon moves in so few seconds: a 50 sec. exposure has a blurred moon / stars, and a 2'40" exposure has a clear line of stars and a really long moon! :)

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Oct 12, 2010 05:40 |  #2

The moon is deceptively fast and bright, something which we do not really notice because of how well our eyes compensate. I think 1/60th is the slowest you can shoot to freeze motion in a wide-angle shot, and ideally faster with a longer lens to try and catch detail. With long exposures it is probably better to shoot the moon separately then superimpose it.

I really like the feel to your photo though, with the contrast between the sky and the foreground being all yellow. It gives it a painting-like effect.

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Oct 12, 2010 14:11 |  #3

Thanks a lot for the input. I knew about its brightness, we have photographed the moon alone before, but I was quite taken with its speed. Now with this photo, I wanted it not be HDR nor any type of composite... save for a small tilt and WB adjustment, it is straight from camera.

I have some others from the same afternoon that were shot to produce HDRs, I'll do some and see if I can get a better exposed moon.

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Oct 12, 2010 15:11 |  #4

I like it, it looks so surreal. Looks like you also got Venus and Mars in there as well.


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Oct 12, 2010 15:23 |  #5

Thanks! I was told by a friend that has a small knowledge of the stars that, judging from our latitude (0°) and Longitude (77°) and hour, it could be Saturn? Wouldn't know :) but its a planet for sure.

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Oct 12, 2010 16:30 |  #6

RafaPolit wrote in post #11084001 (external link)
Thanks! I was told by a friend that has a small knowledge of the stars that, judging from our latitude (0°) and Longitude (77°) and hour, it could be Saturn? Wouldn't know :) but its a planet for sure.

Thanks again,
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Venus is the brightest one just above the horizon, and above it and slightly to the right(west) you can see a faint spot which is Mars.
Currently, Saturn is west of and setting before the Sun. It wouldn't be visible in this picture.


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Oct 12, 2010 16:59 |  #7

Thanks a lot for the info! Its great to know. I thought it was too bright to be Saturn, but, then again, knowing almost nothing about it, I just went with it. Your knowledge is clearly more accurate than my friends guess :).


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Oct 13, 2010 00:15 as a reply to  @ RafaPolit's post |  #8

Very well done!


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Oct 13, 2010 00:45 |  #9

Thanks a lot.

Its funny how you need to train the eye to 'see' the picture. On previous pictures I had the *almost* exact same composition with the house on the lower right cropped a bit, as well as the sidewalk corner (as is still in the far left sadly :( ) to position the moon less centered in the frame (that was the conscious decision: the moon, not the house!) . Those other images do not have the same feeling as this one, and I was already loosing the light, so I was able to only shoot this one shot with the new composition.

Thanks again for all the comments, learning a lot these few days taking a lot of pictures.
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