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The Moon

I shot this image last night outside my building. While it stormed a kilometre to the north a clear sky where I live provided me with a chance to try shooting the moon with a 200mm (400mm equiv.) lens that I rented. I've never been able to take such a close image of the moon myself. Hope you like. Let me know what you would do different if you're someone who's tried shooting the moon before. :)

I don't have a cable release so this was only possible thanks to Olympus' Tripod Anti-Shock delayed shutter release (You press the shutter release, it flips the shutter open but waits to take the exposure for 2 seconds to make sure all shake from shutter release and tripod has stopped)

-sL

The Moon

I shot this image last night outside my building. While it stormed a kilometre to the north a clear sky where I live provided me with a chance to try shooting the moon with a 200mm (400mm equiv.) lens that I rented. I've never been able to take such a close image of the moon myself. Hope you like. Let me know what you would do different if you're someone who's tried shooting the moon before. :)

I don't have a cable release so this was only possible thanks to Olympus' Tripod Anti-Shock delayed shutter release (You press the shutter release, it flips the shutter open but waits to take the exposure for 2 seconds to make sure all shake from shutter release and tripod has stopped)

-sL

comments (7)

  • AP
  • United States
  • 10 Sep 2006, 00:54
It seems the moon has been a popular subject lately. Paul at http://www.paullesterphoto.com/pixelpost/ had one the other day. It is a great subject we sometimes get out the telescope and look at it. I think the only I would have done differently would be to frame it off center. Otherwise fantistic, great detail.
  • Alex
  • United States
  • 10 Sep 2006, 01:44
i love this one! it's so clear and sharp! i like how you used the right amount of light to get the white of the moon without getting too much light. i haven't yet really figured that one out. if you check back in my blog i've got a couple of moon shots, too. in terms of the subject of only the moon, i think yours is better. well done!
Iain Myrans: "i love this one! it's so clear and sharp! i like how you used the right amount of light to get the white of the moon without getting too much light" - Internal SPOT light meter! Works like a charm! smile Thanks for the ncie comment.
hey sl,

AWESOME!!!! i have tried, quite unsuccessfully, to capture a shot of the moon like this. this is simply amazing! the details are increadible...so completely crisp and vivid. really well done!
Iain Myrans: I'm going to be totally honest. I think the lens is to thank. I was using an AMAZING Olympus Zuiko Digital ED Lens, f2.8-3.5, 50-200mm (100-400mm equiv) lens that is amazingly sharp. I shot the image using LIVE VIEW B mode on my E-330 DSRL - this allows you to see on the view finder a segment of the image at full resolution which you can then manually focus to. It beats he heck out of AF on probably every camera on the market but it is 'finikity' making working in LiveView B (vs A) a rather slow process. The results though, I think, were worth it smile

Thanks so much for your comment ! smile
Wow ! Amazing - I'm jealous about it ! Never talk me again !!
smile smile
  • sinem
  • United Kingdom
  • 10 Sep 2006, 15:34
"It's after midnight..." The next thing you know zombies will be creeping out of their graves. This is awesome.
  • Adrian
  • Canada
  • 14 Sep 2006, 13:39
Received your blog from DR. Fantastic shot! I have a small shutterbug inside me, but can't justify the cost of the film and developing. I'm really looking forward to buying a Canon digital rebel....
This moon is so huge and beautiful ! Great !

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camera Olympus E-330
exposure mode aperture priority
shutterspeed 1/60s
aperture f/5.0
sensitivity ISO100
focal length 200.0mm
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