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12/11/14 Beautiful early morning sky with 75% Waning Moon headed down towards moonset

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by roundball, Dec 11, 2014.

  1. roundball

    roundball TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Oct 8, 2013
    USA
    12/11/14 75% Waning Moon in the early morning sky

    Canon FDn 400/4.5 on NEX-7.....Original and 3 crops for some different views



    ORIGINAL




    CROP 1




    CROP 2




    CROP 3

     
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  2. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Cyprus
    Nick
    Nice!
     
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  3. Zanner

    Zanner TalkEmount Veteran

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    Suzanne
    Love a good moon shot. ;) My daughter and I were looking at it this morning too on our way out the door.
     
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  4. roundball

    roundball TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Oct 8, 2013
    USA
    Maybe show these to her, telling her somebody in North Carolina was looking / shooting it at the same time...might help give her a bit of a sense of scale
    :)
     
  5. Hawkman

    Hawkman TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Sep 10, 2013
    Virginia, USA
    Steve
    12/11/14 Beautiful early morning sky with 75% Waning Moon headed down towards...

    Wow, great shots! Love the crops especially.


    Quick question: which lens?
     
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  6. roundball

    roundball TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Oct 8, 2013
    USA
    Thanks...thought it was a nice change from a black nighttime sky...Canon FDn 400/4.5 on NEX-7, ISO200, F11, 1/125
     
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  7. Zanner

    Zanner TalkEmount Veteran

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    Wisconsin, USA
    Suzanne
    Great idea! She would love to know this actually. She LOVES space and anything to do with it, so this will give her an idea of just how small we are and how big that moon is ;)
     
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  8. roundball

    roundball TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Oct 8, 2013
    USA
    Couple more views I decided to hang on to for now:




     
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  9. DigitalD

    DigitalD TalkEmount Veteran

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    Mar 2, 2014
    Miami
    David K Fonseca
    Nice shots! What were your settings if I may ask ;)
     
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  10. roundball

    roundball TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Oct 8, 2013
    USA
    Sure, I use ISO200, F11, and 1/125...Daylight WB and Vivid
     
  11. roundball

    roundball TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Oct 8, 2013
    USA
    AND: 238,000 miles away, traveling at about 2300 mph.....incredible that we can get any detail at all
     
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  12. DigitalD

    DigitalD TalkEmount Veteran

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    Mar 2, 2014
    Miami
    David K Fonseca
    TY! Wow, the moon must have been pretty bright!
     
  13. roundball

    roundball TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Oct 8, 2013
    USA
    Yes, actually, the moon is an extremely, extremely bright object, especially when magnified in a telephoto lens.
    In essence, F11 is to the moon like the "sunny 16 rule" is for the sun on very bright sunny days.
     
  14. Hawkman

    Hawkman TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Sep 10, 2013
    Virginia, USA
    Steve
    Yep, the Moon, having no atmosphere to diffuse light, basically serves as a giant reflector of direct sunlight. The Earth is lucky/special that way... the Moon is relatively much bigger and relatively closer to Earth than most other known moons are to their planets.


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