Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Day 13 of 365

I was inspired to take a photo of the moon this evening. I've tried to take a photo of it before and it always turned out looking like a big ball of light so tonight I was bound and determined to get it right. I'm posting two photos. The first is my unedited photo of the moon and the next is 8 photos combined to show my progression of shutter speed settings until I got it right.

300mm, ISO 100, f/5.6, 1/80

From left to right (all at 300mm, ISO 100, f/5.6) 1/4000, 1/2000, 1/1000, 1/800, 1/500, 1/320, 1/200, 1/125

I'm sure there was an easier way to do this. I didn't include the completely washed out photos as there were many while I played around with using Shutter Priority setting. Once I switched to Manual and paid attention to all the blinking numbers and the Exposure Compensation readings. My only disappointment was not deciding to do this a couple nights ago when it was a full moon.
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