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Moonlit night Long Exposure ~Experimental

This is my first attempt at a long exposure shot. I didn't add any layers over the photo. I took a few 30 second shots and chose the best one. I'm considering this experimental because I've never attempted anything such as this before. While I was out, I did decide to go ahead and take a telephoto shot of the moon tonight. I used an ND1000 for the long exposure and the shot of the moon.

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Jeremy Martignago's picture

The second one is great Brandon I have often tried to get a good shot of the moon but I didn't have that good success. you made a good one.

Brandon ~'s picture

Thanks. Apparently this site puts in the exif data for me. I didn't realize that, so if you want to check out the setting they should be in my profile under this picture. If not, just ask and I'll provide you with the settings if you like.

I used a a telephoto lens all the way out to 300mm. Took a little bit of playing with the settings. Turns out if you set your camera settings beforehand, and then place your filter on the lens you get a much clearer picture of the bright moon while zoomed in that close.

I know you didn't say anything about the first pic, but I'm kinda proud of it. I didn't take enough photos to get a real long exposure, this is just one photo at 30s and the north star has a cool streak to it IMO. I tried to have some stationary objects in the photo (trees) to help the effect.

Jeremy Martignago's picture

Ok, thanks ill check that out.
sorry that I didn't say much about the first shot.
I like it. I think a B&W would look good.
I did a quick edit...

Brandon ~'s picture

No worries.

Looks nice. I considering doing it myself, but the colors that the moon was making through the clouds were too much for me to pass up. It was like darkness and light with a rim of color.

Also, I looked at others photos and it doesn't look like it gives the setting for viewers so here is the setting I used for the picture of the moon: 300mm · f/16.0 · 1/250s · ISO 800
Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III Lens
ND1000

Jeremy Martignago's picture

Ok, thanks, Brandon. :-)