May Full Moon

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by roundball, May 5, 2015.

  1. roundball

    roundball TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Oct 8, 2013
    I’ve definitively become a believer in the comments that a Full Moon is the most difficult variation to the get the best image results of…have really struggled with trying to get a decent shot of the current May 2015 Full Moon. By contrast the achievable details in almost any of the other major variations (quarter, half, etc) are usually very clear & sharp.

    At any rate, the 3 variations of the same photo below are apparently the best I’m going to get this time around...and was wondering...if you had to rank / pick one of them, I'd appreciate feedback on what order you’d rank them in. (A, B, C, etc).

    PHOTO – A View attachment 59941
    PHOTO – B View attachment 59942 PHOTO – C View attachment 59943
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  2. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Personally I find myself more attracted on B&W moon shots but if I had to rank the above, then my choice would be #2 (I like that the most), then #3 and lastly #1 :)
  3. fractal

    fractal TalkEmount Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Jun 17, 2014
    Southeastern PA
    I vote #2/B as well.
  4. WNG

    WNG TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Aug 12, 2014
    Arrid Zone-A, USA
    #1 for me.
  5. José De Bardi

    José De Bardi Assistant in Virtue Subscribing Member

    Aug 31, 2013
    Dorset, UK
    B for me.

    A is too dark and C doesn't have the same sharpness as the other 2 versions.
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  6. Zanner

    Zanner TalkEmount Veteran Subscribing Member

    Aug 19, 2013
    Wisconsin, USA
    A for me. Looks more natural to my eyes I guess. Not so harsh. Great job! I am not even attempting the full moon. I can't get a good picture at all.
  7. WNG

    WNG TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Aug 12, 2014
    Arrid Zone-A, USA

    What's interesting personally is the color cast you're getting in those samples? Are they early evening moonrise? That's the only time I recall amber coloring. But I get poor results due to the heatwave distortion and don't try anymore, here in the desert.
    Or are you selectively boosting this tone?

    Agree, Full Moon is the least satisfying due to the lost of 3D detail due the angle of light.

    Stormy weather all weekend long cut into capturing time. Only got off a few before rain came.

    Here's what resulted from my Tamron 55BB mirror. Only contrast and a bit of sharpening.
    Hope you don't mind me posting it here in your thread. Your Canon is simply excellent.

    17189867480_b9728d344b_o.jpg DSC01039a_Tamron SP 500 f8 55BB by wNG555, on Flickr
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  8. roundball

    roundball TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Oct 8, 2013
    LOL...afraid that's above my pay grade.
    I set my alarm for 2:30am and shot this at 2:58am as the moon was on a down slope towards the horizon in the western sky.

    PS: I also have the NEX-7 set on VIVID...maybe that contributes to it.
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  9. DigitalD

    DigitalD TalkEmount Veteran

    Mar 2, 2014
    David K Fonseca
    Fascinating! I like B as well. I do think the b&w is the way to go. I could look at the moon for hours lol
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