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Title: [Theme] Show us your best moon images
Post by: Øivind Tøien on October 25, 2015, 05:54:29
Edit: Post your best lunar images of any kind in this thread.


Moon with 300mm PF:
A few days ago while checking out my new 300mm f/4 PF i noticed a yellow moon rising above the horizon. As I did not have my tripod with me,  I had to rely on the VR. It was mounted with TC-14E and FT-1 on my Nikon 1 AW1. Not bad considering the 1/80 sec shutter speed and that the crop presented has an angle of view closer to a 2000mm on FX:
#1
(http://otoien.zenfolio.com/img/s11/v3/p1583528473.jpg)

NIKON 1 AW1, f/6.3 @ 420 mm, 1/80, ISO 160, VR Normal.




Atmospheric conditions were far from ideal with the moon so low on the horizon. I later got to my tripod and did some further captures with VR off. White balance has here been kept at daylight to show the color of the moon resulting from filtering though the atmosphere at an angle. (The full crop of the following closeups are available if image is opened in new tab)
#2
(http://otoien.zenfolio.com/img/s5/v116/p1583454724.jpg)

NIKON 1 AW1, f/6.3 @ 420 mm, 1/80, ISO 160, VR off.



However the moon surface is not yellow but gray. Here the colors have been corrected to match the colors of the NASA moon map.
#3
(http://otoien.zenfolio.com/img/s4/v9/p1583454769.jpg)

NIKON 1 AW1, f/6.3 @ 420 mm, 1/80 sec , ISO 160, VR off.



Atmospheric conditions were far from ideal during the above captures. A few days later a new opportunity appeared when it finally cleared up again.
#4
(http://otoien.zenfolio.com/img/s4/v65/p1583454778.jpg)



#5
(http://otoien.zenfolio.com/img/s3/v26/p1583454948.jpg)


I waited until the moon approached its max height above horizon. The first few tries that I made with my 5100 were far from successful. I then tried with the AW1 again, here with colors adjusted to the gray shades of the moon:
#6
(http://otoien.zenfolio.com/img/s1/v46/p1583455023.jpg)

NIKON 1 AW1, f/6.3 @ 420 mm, 1/160 sec., ISO 160, VR off



Somewhat later from a lower vantage point I made some new tries to figure out what was going on wiith the D5100 captures. Again problems, but then I noticed how the image moved because of atmospheric disturbance. I increased the ISO to 800, and with the shorter shutter speed, I finally got something useful.
#7
(http://otoien.zenfolio.com/img/s11/v27/p1583455198.jpg)

NIKON D5100, f/6.3 @ 420 mm, 1/640 sec., ISO 800, VR off.



I also had to try an IR capture with my D40x IR-720. This body's AF works surprisingly well with the 300 PF. Color shades that resulted are also surprisingly close to the visible range:
#8
(http://otoien.zenfolio.com/img/s2/v58/p1583455315.jpg)

 NIKON D40X IR-720, f/5.6 @ 420 mm, 1/80 sec., ISO 100, VR off. Captured 20 min. or so before #6.
 
Title: Re: Moon with 300mm PF
Post by: elsa hoffmann on October 25, 2015, 06:58:02
Thank you for sharing - great images. Many people find the moon over shot and boring - but I am still lusting for a good one myself. Every time someone posts a moon - I am reminded I dont have one yet!
Title: Re: Moon with 300mm PF
Post by: Jakov Minić on October 25, 2015, 07:43:39
Really wonderful stuff.
I too, don't have a moon shot yet!
Title: Re: Moon with 300mm PF
Post by: Anthony on October 25, 2015, 12:51:06
My moon shots are not great either, you inspire me to keep trying.

The AW1 is a very versatile camera.
Title: Re: Moon with 300mm PF
Post by: RobOK on October 25, 2015, 13:10:49
I love moon shots, keep posting with your experiments!
Title: Re: Moon with 300mm PF
Post by: Bjørn Rørslett on October 25, 2015, 15:27:21
Aha, the thread has swayed towards lunar photography....

First, a true blue 'harvest' moon shot from my front porch (D2X, 1200 mm f/11 ED-IF Nikkor)

Next, a golden daytime moon and daisies with the same 1200 lens and the D3. I availed myself of a very low moon elevation in conjunction with some late-flowering Glebionis segetum daisies growing on a crested road verge so put up my tripod as low in the terrain in the possible to combine the two elements. I had some troubles with hot spots using this combination, but removing the NC filter that followed with the lens when I purchased it, neatly solved the issue. I think this capture of a bee visiting the flowers was from the first sequence and accordingly there is a hot spot, but not prominent enough to destroy the picture.
Title: Re: Moon with 300mm PF
Post by: armando_m on October 25, 2015, 16:42:44
Very nice

my best moon images have  also been  done with mirrorless cameras, nex5n and V1,
maybe one day I can borrow an exotic telephoto and there are favorable conditions to shoot the moon
Title: Re: Moon with 300mm PF
Post by: Øivind Tøien on October 25, 2015, 23:27:10

Thanks for the comments all of you, and Bjørn in particular for contributions to the thread. One can have a lot of artistic freedom of expression by just changing the white balance of the image. For instance if AW1 is allowed to decide for itself, it will try to cancel out a blue background, making the moon very yellow (with tendency to blow the red channel), while a black background will result in a grey moon. Of course the photographer decides in post. I like the blue moon rendition, Bjørn. I hope others will contribute too. 
Title: Re: Moon with 300mm PF
Post by: Jørgen Ramskov on October 26, 2015, 16:51:43
That AW1 is quite impressive.
Title: Re: Show us your moon images
Post by: Øivind Tøien on October 26, 2015, 23:05:20
Thanks Jørgen.

Based on hints from Bjørn above and since we got a good start, I have now renamed this thread to invite you all to post your best lunar images of any kind.

Bjørn, can we  move the thread to the themed section?
Title: Re: Show us your best moon images
Post by: Bjørn Rørslett on October 26, 2015, 23:13:03
No problem. Consider it done.
Title: Re: Show us your best moon images
Post by: Akira on October 27, 2015, 04:52:27
I took this one two and a half years ago when I was kind of bored with the moon at night, so I tried to capture it during the "blue hour".
Title: Re: Show us your best moon images
Post by: Akira on October 27, 2015, 04:55:56
Kind of similar concept.  Shot around the sunset.  With an added bonus.  :)

(This is a repost of the same image on another "show us" thread.)
Title: Re: Show us your best moon images
Post by: Øivind Tøien on October 27, 2015, 05:31:37

Nice timing, Akira!
Thanks for moving the thread, Bjørn.

Of course hardly anything beats a real telescope if one want to study the surface of the moon. Here a repost from the old forum, captured by aligning my 55mm f/3.5 micro to the eyepiece of a telescope during an astronomy party, on a rather wobbly tripod arrangement that I had to keep readjusting. I kept the inverted image projected through the telescope.

(http://otoien.zenfolio.com/img/s8/v82/p1589226695-6.jpg)


(http://otoien.zenfolio.com/img/s5/v117/p1589227445-6.jpg)

Title: Re: Show us your best moon images
Post by: Akira on October 27, 2015, 05:49:46
Øivind, thanks!  Actually, I noticed the plane when I viewd at 100% to check the blur!  I feel your image really carries a scientist's mind.
Title: Re: Show us your best moon images
Post by: Tersn on October 27, 2015, 13:54:31

Of course hardly anything beats a real telescope if one want to study the surface of the moon. Here a repost from the old forum, captured by aligning my 55mm f/3.5 micro to the eyepiece of a telescope during an astronomy party, on a rather wobbly tripod arrangement that I had to keep readjusting. I kept the inverted image projected through the telescope.

Hard to beat a telescope, yes. However, your AW! images are pretty sharp too. Keep in mind that the Moon moved about 12.5 m during your 1/80 s exposure  :) (Guess the resolution is of magnitude km rather than meters.)
Title: Re: Show us your best moon images
Post by: armando_m on October 27, 2015, 16:11:57
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/4/3764/10492000744_0cc487fb04_b.jpg)
2 yrs ago ! taken on 2013/10/26
V1 + FT + 70-300 AFS
1/60 f/8 iso100

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/4/3934/15478307195_af5c2b22d8_b.jpg)
Taken on 2014 10 08
D800 + 70-300AFS
2 sec exposure f/8 ISO400
Title: Re: Show us your best moon images
Post by: Peter Connan on October 27, 2015, 19:42:40
Some great photos from the AW1!

here are some of my rather weaker efforts:
Title: Re: Show us your best moon images
Post by: Jakov Minić on October 27, 2015, 23:45:05
Seeing all these lovely lunar photos I have decided never to shoot it again :)
Title: Re: Show us your best moon images
Post by: elsa hoffmann on October 28, 2015, 06:43:19
oh I am going to keep trying.... one day...  ;D
Title: Re: Show us your best moon images
Post by: Øivind Tøien on October 28, 2015, 08:49:34
Thanks for further comments and contributions.
Don't let this thread be limited to images of the face of the moon. For instance landscape images where the moon is a predominant element is of course also lunar images, if not in the astronomical sense. A couple of examples that was previously posted inn the old forum:


(http://otoien.zenfolio.com/img/s5/v118/p1592652997.jpg)



(http://otoien.zenfolio.com/img/s3/v26/p1592656915.jpg)




Title: Re: Show us your best moon images
Post by: Jørgen Ramskov on October 28, 2015, 09:43:01
I believe you have posted these last two before somewhere? Wonderful shots!
Title: Re: Show us your best moon images
Post by: Øivind Tøien on October 28, 2015, 11:06:16
Thanks for the kind comment. Sure, as stated it was posted in the old forum before.  :)
Title: Re: Show us your best moon images
Post by: Øivind Tøien on October 28, 2015, 13:14:15


The slightly past full moon showed through a light cloud cover tonight and I could not resist. ;D


(http://otoien.zenfolio.com/img/s1/v56/p1593545607.jpg)




(http://otoien.zenfolio.com/img/s5/v116/p1593545645.jpg)
Title: Re: Show us your best moon images
Post by: Peter Connan on October 28, 2015, 19:13:02
Those two landscapes are absolutely beautiful!
Title: Re: Show us your best moon images
Post by: Asle Feten on October 28, 2015, 20:41:01
Two moons, actually it the same moon ;) over the sea

The first over the Greenland sea. This one could also be in the minimalist images thread.
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/671/21928742404_8a4f76b527_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/zpLx8A)
Måne over Grønlandshavet (https://flic.kr/p/zpLx8A) by Asle Feten (https://www.flickr.com/photos/afoton/), on Flickr

The second from King Oscard Fjord at north-east Greenland.
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5793/22551486675_25999c70da_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/AmNgiM)
Kong Oscar fjord (https://flic.kr/p/AmNgiM) by Asle Feten (https://www.flickr.com/photos/afoton/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Show us your best moon images
Post by: Øivind Tøien on October 29, 2015, 00:01:14

Very nice, Asle. I really like the color tones over the Greenland Sea.


Thanks for the kind comment, Peter.
Title: Re: Show us your best moon images
Post by: Akira on October 29, 2015, 00:42:57
Asle, that is a beautiful moon shot with pleasant color and reflection!

And this is the moon over Tokyo.
Title: Re: Show us your best moon images
Post by: RobOK on October 29, 2015, 02:00:57
I wish this forum had a LIKE button! Great pics!
Title: Re: Show us your best moon images
Post by: Bjørn Rørslett on October 29, 2015, 18:55:16
The forum will never have a LIKE button. However, feel entirely free to describe in detail to the audience the reasons we should like a given photo.
Title: Re: Show us your best moon images
Post by: Bjørn Rørslett on October 29, 2015, 19:01:21
Two different approaches to shooting the moon over Titus Canyon, Death Valley.

First with the 7.5 mm f/5.6 Fisheye-Nikkor on the D3X. Next, same scene with the Noct-Nikkor. I had a focusing issue with my Noct at the time so it wouldn't focus to infinity, but I don't think that matters much for this scene any way.

By the way, the cyclist to the left is Lloyd Chambers.
Title: Re: Show us your best moon images
Post by: Ilkka Nissilä on October 29, 2015, 19:31:54
I have not photographed the moon many times but I did so last night to get a feel for the new 200-500/5.6 + TC-14E III performance in a slightly demanding task stability wise.  ;)

D810, 700mm, f/11, 1/125s (EFCS active), ISO 100, MC-30 with two seconds delay to let the lens stabilize. I noticed that slower speed shots were distinctly blurry. There was some thin cloud coverage which meant the shot isn't quite as clear as it might be on a more clear night.
Title: Re: Show us your best moon images
Post by: Ilkka Nissilä on October 29, 2015, 19:35:13
And this was made at mightnight yesterday. I think a set of three exposures: one for the moon, a second for the window (to get the warm colour to register), and a third for the sky with some exposure blending would make for a better result but I just wanted to show the halo around the moon that we saw last night at midnight. This is a single exposure shot. The lens is 20/1.8.
Title: Re: Show us your best moon images
Post by: Bjørn Rørslett on October 29, 2015, 19:48:03
I took these as illustrations for the book "Nothing grows under Moon Light" (Norwegian title "Av måneskinn gror det ingenting" by Torborg Nedreaas, published in 1947).

Title: Re: Show us your best moon images
Post by: Bjørn Rørslett on October 29, 2015, 19:55:55
I convinced two of my nature photographer friends to act as mode for this staged shoot.

We shall never be astronauts and go to the moon

An IR capture with my Nikon D1 (IR modified) and the 28/3.5 Nikkor.

(in Norwegian, a balding male is said to have a "moon")
Title: Re: Show us your best moon images
Post by: Bjørn Rørslett on October 29, 2015, 20:02:34
A bleak winter moon over Oslo, capital of Norway, at Winter Solstice. The distance across the Oslo Fjord was approx. 25 km.
Title: Re: Show us your best moon images
Post by: Bjørn Rørslett on October 29, 2015, 20:14:35
An early favourite, with the F4 and 85/1.4. The full spring moon as a backdrop to the catkins of a Silver Birch Betula pendula.

Title: Re: Show us your best moon images
Post by: charlie on October 29, 2015, 22:20:04
A crescent moon set.
Title: Re: Show us your best moon images
Post by: Jakov Minić on October 30, 2015, 03:31:17
Bjørn, your images are so good!
You are a lunaRtic :)

Title: Re: Show us your best moon images
Post by: Akira on October 30, 2015, 05:00:40
I convinced two of my nature photographer friends to act as mode for this staged shoot.

We shall never be astronauts and go to the moon

An IR capture with my Nikon D1 (IR modified) and the 28/3.5 Nikkor.

(in Norwegian, a balding male is said to have a "moon")

This image is familiar to me from your original website, but didn't know about the Norwegian idiom behind the title.  Thanks for the explanation.

A bleak winter moon over Oslo, capital of Norway, at Winter Solstice. The distance across the Oslo Fjord was approx. 25 km.

I love this kind of strong compression of the perspective!
Title: Re: Show us your best moon images
Post by: Akira on October 30, 2015, 05:01:26
A crescent moon set.

Charlie, you captured an exquisite moment!
Title: Re: Show us your best moon images
Post by: Akira on October 30, 2015, 05:04:38
An early favourite, with the F4 and 85/1.4. The full spring moon as a backdrop to the catkins of a Silver Birch Betula pendula.

Bjørn, is it really a moon?  Isn't it a famous trick using a fast lens wide open?
Title: Re: Show us your best moon images
Post by: Øivind Tøien on October 30, 2015, 06:18:52
Lots of great images!
Here is a capture from Nyksund in Northern Norway, moon lightening the landscape through the clouds:

(http://otoien.zenfolio.com/img/s3/v43/p1592634109.jpg)
Title: Re: Show us your best moon images
Post by: Bjørn Rørslett on October 30, 2015, 09:31:37
Bjørn, is it really a moon?  Isn't it a famous trick using a fast lens wide open?

Absolutely and definitively the moon. Shoot around 2300 or so in the evening in early spring, at the time of the year when the famous Nordic "blue light" starts to be significant.

Two days later* when  moon was no longer full,   I shot this from my back porch, about the same time of the day. Same camera and lens. The tree is a black alder Alnus glutinosa at the end of my garden that I often use as a photo target.

* sorry, misread the photo dates. The catkins were shot at 28 April, 1993; the alder 30 April, 1990. Thus moon development cannot be directly compared. But you get my point nonetheless.
Title: Re: Show us your best moon images
Post by: Akira on October 30, 2015, 10:52:26
Absolutely and definitively the moon. Shoot around 2300 or so in the evening in early spring, at the time of the year when the famous Nordic "blue light" starts to be significant.

Thanks for the detail.  I will investigate the technique.
Title: Re: Show us your best moon images
Post by: Bjørn Rørslett on October 30, 2015, 11:13:23
No mystery at all as the recipe is straightforward and simple. A fast lens (85/1.4 Nikkor in this case) set wide open and focused to its near limit, flash output reduced by at least 2 stops, rear curtain sync.
Title: Re: Show us your best moon images
Post by: Fons Baerken on October 30, 2015, 11:39:42
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/735/22587083732_4b480a360f_b.jpg)

full moon western sky the other day
Title: Re: Show us your best moon images
Post by: averity on October 30, 2015, 12:00:45
Blood Moon - September 28, 2015

Nikon D610 + 400mm f2.8 + TC-20E III

1/4 sec @ f5.6 

about 4.00 am - Madrid
Title: Re: Show us your best moon images
Post by: Øivind Tøien on November 01, 2015, 03:00:44

Moon on its waning phase last night. With a position quite high in the sky, it was probably the best atmospheric conditions I have encountered in this series so far, and the 300PF with TC-14E delivers on the AW1. Exposure to the right reduced noise, -2 EV applied in post, only very moderate capture and resize sharpening applied.

(http://otoien.zenfolio.com/img/s12/v170/p1603845715.jpg)

NIKON 1 AW1, f/6.3 @ 420 mm, 1/80, ISO 160
Title: Re: Show us your best moon images
Post by: Jan Anne on November 01, 2015, 03:20:02
A very tiny moon, shot with a fish eye from my sleepingbag.

The second fake moon is a headlamp in case you're wondering ;D

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5220/5384512803_f41970236d_o.jpg)
Nikon D3s & Nikkor 16/3.5K fish eye, Catalunya 2011
Title: Re: Show us your best moon images
Post by: elsa hoffmann on November 01, 2015, 08:40:20
which of us wont like to actually walk on the moon ourselves..
but I imagine it would be boring - all our photos would like the same :)
OR NOT  - we will end up shooting one another
Title: Re: Show us your best moon images
Post by: Peter Connan on November 01, 2015, 10:21:48
Oivind, you are really getting incredible detail!

Wonder what you could achieve with the new 500 or 800 on that camera?
Title: Re: Show us your best moon images
Post by: Øivind Tøien on November 01, 2015, 13:01:57
Thanks Colin, yes I am certainly impressed by the resolution performance of the 300PF. I sort of predicted that for myself when the first MTF charts were made public, in the center 5mm radius both the 10 and 30 lines/mm are really squeezed together at the top of the chart, which benefit both small sensors and TCs.

I know of a certain forum member who has an AW1 etc. and might still have a 600/4 for evaluation...
... if atmospheric conditions cooperate....    ;)

That said these straightforward moon closeups are more of a technical task than a creative endeavor. And as a test subject it cannot show how bad a lens is, only how good it at least can be under the given atmospheric conditions. It is fun anyway.  :D

Jan Anne, I like the "cave" image, looks cozy in there.

Elsa, it should be the same possibilities for creativity and variability on the moon as in a barren desert here on earth, given a little mobility. Thinks about all  the different rocks. :)  It is just when capturing the moon here from earth that we all have essentially the same perspective and viewpoint, except for a little wobble of the moon, and the variation in lighting.
Title: Re: Show us your best moon images
Post by: elsa hoffmann on November 01, 2015, 16:23:57


Elsa, it should be the same possibilities for creativity and variability on the moon as in a barren desert here on earth, given a little mobility. Thinks about all  the different rocks. :)  It is just when capturing the moon here from earth that we all have essentially the same perspective and viewpoint, except for a little wobble of the moon, and the variation in lighting.

You just burst my bubble.

on second thoughts - we would all be tied to the mothership for air supply -

the moon is only exotic as we cant get up there :)
Title: Re: Show us your best moon images
Post by: Jørgen Ramskov on November 01, 2015, 16:28:06
Elsa, it should be the same possibilities for creativity and variability on the moon as in a barren desert here on earth, given a little mobility. Thinks about all  the different rocks. :)  It is just when capturing the moon here from earth that we all have essentially the same perspective and viewpoint, except for a little wobble of the moon, and the variation in lighting.

The low gravity up there could provide some interesting shots too :) 
Title: Re: Show us your best moon images
Post by: elsa hoffmann on November 01, 2015, 16:29:18

The low gravity up there could provide some interesting shots too :)

 ;D ;D ;D imagine that....
Title: Re: Show us your best moon images
Post by: Bruno Schroder on November 01, 2015, 18:23:17

full moon western sky the other day

I like your colors a lot, Fons.
Title: Re: Show us your best moon images
Post by: Asle Feten on November 01, 2015, 20:56:01

The day after the second picture in my last post and two days after the first picture, the moon was full. Then I was on the way out of King Oscar Fjord and the rising moon stood over Kongeborgen

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5811/22363788618_e6b1e6cf6a_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/A5dgdo)
Kongeborgen (https://flic.kr/p/A5dgdo) by Asle Feten (https://www.flickr.com/photos/afoton/), on Flickr

In the morning the boat was passing the way out Davy Sound, and I was up before 5 for photographing, including this one of hte moon set at 5:19.

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5785/21928746474_48bb7d76da_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/zpLykL)Davysund (https://flic.kr/p/zpLykL) by Asle Feten (https://www.flickr.com/photos/afoton/), on Flickr

The sun rised out of the ocean one hour later, but that has to be an other thread.
Title: Re: Show us your best moon images
Post by: Øivind Tøien on November 02, 2015, 00:10:40

Thanks for posting these, Asle, I in particular like the second one. I will be looking forward to more images from this trip.
Title: Re: Show us your best moon images
Post by: Øivind Tøien on November 05, 2015, 07:42:38

A winter night in the Norwegian mountains:

(http://otoien.zenfolio.com/img/s6/v141/p1838272580.jpg)
Title: Re: Show us your best moon images
Post by: Jyda on November 09, 2015, 23:45:40
Here's one of my very few stabs at a moon image. It's a hand held grab shot, though my best of the moon itself, mainly to test the "super resolution" technique as described here (http://petapixel.com/2015/02/21/a-practical-guide-to-creating-superresolution-photos-with-photoshop/). 20 images combined, taken with a D810 and a 28-300 @300mm resulting in an approximately 144mpix image. Cropped.

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/696/22906642415_7a573ba926_h.jpg)
Title: Re: Show us your best moon images
Post by: elsa hoffmann on November 10, 2015, 01:30:29
nice one Jyda!
Title: Re: Show us your best moon images
Post by: Jyda on November 10, 2015, 15:37:39
Thanks Elsa.

Here's one where the moon plays a smaller but not less important part.

Sunset in Norway
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-RW1m17C0Iy0/UD_UAIQFYvI/AAAAAAAAQPs/MvnwIZdoN30/s1200-Ic42/20120825_13078-Edit-Edit_web.jpg)
Title: Re: Show us your best moon images
Post by: Jyda on November 10, 2015, 15:41:17
How about a silhouette of the moon?

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-wGvJLXV5E2E/VkIBsY2MEXI/AAAAAAAAZp8/OT7SrkHyveI/s800-Ic42/20150320_813982-Edit.jpg)
Title: Re: Show us your best moon images
Post by: Bjørn Rørslett on November 10, 2015, 15:50:41
A Lunar Eclipse some years ago. The moon was really deep copper red on that occasion.
Title: Re: Show us your best moon images
Post by: Asle Feten on November 24, 2015, 17:56:48
Here from Scoresbysound the day
One in the morning.

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5791/22525515586_9423f83de5_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Ajva1o)Scoresbysund (https://flic.kr/p/Ajva1o) by Asle Feten (https://www.flickr.com/photos/afoton/), on Flickr

And one in the evening.

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5668/22537952822_0276a33e57_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/AkAUau)
Scorebysund (https://flic.kr/p/AkAUau) by Asle Feten (https://www.flickr.com/photos/afoton/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Show us your best moon images
Post by: Øivind Tøien on December 09, 2015, 12:03:38

A lot of beautiful new contributions here!

A moon thread cannot do without "The Dark Side of the Moon":

(http://otoien.zenfolio.com/img/s7/v153/p1804082138.jpg)
AFS 300mm PF at f/6.3 on Nikon 1 AW1.



The light side of the moon works well for testing autofocus at the "infinity" point of the 300PF (also "naked") at f/4.5 with D7100:

(http://otoien.zenfolio.com/img/s5/v125/p1815181568.jpg)
Title: Re: Show us your best moon images
Post by: Akira on December 09, 2015, 12:06:29
The "dark side" is fascinating!
Title: Re: Show us your best moon images
Post by: Jakov Minić on December 09, 2015, 16:49:14
The dark side really is fascinating!
Title: Re: Show us your best moon images
Post by: ColinM on December 09, 2015, 23:12:22
The dark side really is fascinating!

Didn't that guy with the black helmet and cape have something to say about "the Power of the Dark side" ?!

Meanwhile when I couldn't sleep last week, I was wandering round the house and couldn't work out why it was so bright outside. After several cloudy days/nights, we finally had a clear starry night and this was hangng invitingly out there.

Despite being December, it was warm enough for me to stand out in the garden in my dressing gown setting my tripod up to take this (D300 & 300mm F4, TC14).

Note Jupiter up in the top L.H. Corner

(http://www.pbase.com/celidh/image/162012817/original.jpg)
Title: Re: Show us your best moon images
Post by: Akira on December 10, 2015, 02:44:52
Didn't that guy with the black helmet and cape have something to say about "the Power of the Dark side" ?!

That may be true.  But some must have remembered that classic prog rock album, too.  ;)
Title: Re: Show us your best moon images
Post by: Jakov Minić on December 10, 2015, 09:47:05
Colin, rather wonderful that you got Jupiter!
I am with Akira on the space band :)
 
Title: Re: Show us your best moon images
Post by: Øivind Tøien on December 10, 2015, 11:25:49
Thanks for the comments on the dark side of the moon..
"I am with Akira on the space band"
Of course that is what the title was intended for.

Colin, well done! With a little more exposure (perhaps combined with HDR) you could have gotten five moons into one shot (4 of those Jupiter's).
Title: Re: Show us your best moon images
Post by: ColinM on December 11, 2015, 23:55:12
Colin, rather wonderful that you got Jupiter!

Thanks Jakov, no skill needed - it was already up there in the sky! Actually the hardest thing was I needed the TC14 to get the detail on the moon, but for my sharpest shot the moon & Jupiter only just fitted in the frame together.

Actually it always seems to surprise how much the moon moves between shots when you're working at this magnification.
Click, check, start to take the next picture and...... whoa......reframe.
(It's a good test of your tripod head.)

With a little more exposure (perhaps combined with HDR) you could have gotten five moons into one shot (4 of those Jupiter's).

Ovind, I like your ambition! So you're actually aiming for:
Dark side of the moonS!!

Actually I had to bump the brightness of Jupiter up in this image to make it visible at all.
Title: Re: Show us your best moon images
Post by: Øivind Tøien on December 12, 2015, 07:19:32
Thanks for the comment Colin. I had a try at Jupiter a couple of nights ago, but atmospheric conditions were extremely poor; Jupiter was dancing in the viewfinder, so nothing worth showing off from that session. It did take a 1s exposure at f/5.6 and ISO 100 to bring three of Jupiter's moons out with 300PF+TC-14E; the 4th one might have been hidden behind. So instead here is a rerun from the old forum, captured with 105mm f/2.5 at f/4.  The challenge is of course to capture both the face of our moon and Jupiter's moons in the same single exposure  ;)

#1
(http://otoien.zenfolio.com/img/s5/v124/p1855044211.jpg)
NIKON D5100, f/4 @ 105 mm, 1s, ISO 125



A crop of the same; yes five moons in one shot with the 105/2.5 !
#2
(http://otoien.zenfolio.com/img/s11/v27/p1852864021.jpg)



And an even closer  detail from a strong crop:
#3
(http://otoien.zenfolio.com/img/s9/v16/p1700273785.jpg)



A different position of the same four Jupiter moons in a more recent exposure with AF 300/4 and TC-301 on AW1:
#4
(http://otoien.zenfolio.com/img/s5/v117/p1644049498.jpg)
NIKON 1 AW1, 600 mm 1/6 s, ISO 1600, probably at effective f/8 or f/11.


In both of these, Jupiter is heavily blown and appears larger than it's actual size.

The face of Jupiter usually requires a different level of exposure; atmospheric CA is a bit troublesome here:
#5
(http://otoien.zenfolio.com/img/s9/v87/p1672149665.jpg)
NIKON 1 AW1, 600 mm, 1/40 s, ISO 200, probably at effective f/8 or f/11.



A better view through a large telescope, using 55mm f/3.5 Micro-Nikkor on the eye-piece (same astronomy party as the previous moon details up in this thread). I believe one of Jupiter's moons got caught in the upper left corner (enhanced with a control point in CNX2):
#6
(http://otoien.zenfolio.com/img/s6/v135/p1838368834.jpg)
NIKON D5100, f/5.6 on 55mm micro, 1/10s, ISO 800

Title: Re: Show us your best moon images
Post by: Øivind Tøien on December 13, 2015, 08:36:26

A very new moon over Chena Ridge in Fairbanks today. The irregularities at the edge of the moon is due to shooting though inversion layers.

(http://otoien.zenfolio.com/img/s4/v65/p1766518459.jpg)
Title: Re: Show us your best moon images
Post by: Jakov Minić on December 13, 2015, 08:46:49
Another great moon shot Øivind. I actually think that the moon irregularities add to the image :)
Because of the warm white balance it looks like it was shot in a desert :)
Title: Re: Show us your best moon images
Post by: Akira on December 13, 2015, 09:01:16
Love the faint crescent moon, Øivind!
Title: Re: Show us your best moon images
Post by: Øivind Tøien on December 13, 2015, 13:30:39
Thanks for the comments both of you. Yes those sodium street lights might confuse the perception of snow (I used a slightly modified daylight white balance to avoid that the reds of the late sunset was canceled out). Jakov, I agree that the irregularities on the moon adds something. I  wish I had brought the 300PF with me in addition to the 105/2.5; it would have been nice with a closeup of those "waves" on the moon.
Title: Re: Show us your best moon images
Post by: John Geerts on December 13, 2015, 18:32:08
A very subtle moon in combination with these lovely oranges. A Beauty.
Title: Re: Show us your best moon images
Post by: ColinM on December 13, 2015, 21:14:33
Thanks for the comment Colin. I had a try at Jupiter a couple of nights ago....

A crop of the same; yes five moons in one shot with the 105/2.5 !
NIKON 1 AW1, 600 mm 1/6 s, ISO 1600, probably at effective f/8 or f/11.

Hi Øivind, I have only just caught up with these.
That's some magnification you're working withy there. But this just goes to show that using an apparently "low-spec" camera like the AW1 works fine when thought and care goes into taking the shot.

Excellent to see this level of detail
Title: Re: Show us your best moon images
Post by: Øivind Tøien on December 14, 2015, 07:40:27

Thanks for the kind comments John and Colin. Yes, in the case of getting Jupiter details it helps to get as much pixels as possible on the subject. The other major variable is a day with quiet atmospheric conditions.
Title: Re: Show us your best moon images
Post by: armando_m on December 16, 2015, 04:06:23
70-300 vr and V1
100% crop
Title: Re: Show us your best moon images
Post by: Øivind Tøien on December 16, 2015, 06:20:43
Nice - impressive amount of detail you got out of that lens. The orientation is different from what a high latitude resident like me is used to; quite refreshing.
I got a blurry view of the moon again today, but decided it was too cloudy.
Title: Re: Show us your best moon images
Post by: Akira on December 16, 2015, 14:25:47
Shot eight years ago with D40.
Title: Re: Show us your best moon images
Post by: Fons Baerken on December 16, 2015, 15:37:53
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5547/11382289075_566928477c_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Show us your best moon images
Post by: armando_m on December 16, 2015, 15:41:37
Nice - impressive amount of detail you got out of that lens. The orientation is different from what a high latitude resident like me is used to; quite refreshing.
I got a blurry view of the moon again today, but decided it was too cloudy.
Thank you, The night was very clear
and I spent a bit of time in PP
Title: Re: Show us your best moon images
Post by: PeterN on December 16, 2015, 19:20:52
This is definitely not the best photo but it has a nice detail. I was playing a bit with the then new 300PF when I heard the copter. As it was close to this position, I did not have time to bring shutter speed down and aperture up. So the copter seems to be falling out of the sky.
The detail: the plane towards the bottom on the left side. I only noticed it after using the dehaze function in PP.

(http://www.visualcue.photography/img/s5/v117/p1683937905-5.jpg)
Title: Re: Show us your best moon images
Post by: Tom Hook on December 18, 2015, 01:21:12
The tree line of my neighbor's farm at sunset with just a slip of a moon.
Title: Re: Show us your best moon images
Post by: Øivind Tøien on December 18, 2015, 02:22:15
Nice new contributions here. I like the calm of your image Fons. Colin, it is always funny with those helicopters falling out of the sky, I am surprised you were able to keep all 3 objects focused. Tom, nice how your moon balances those beautiful sunset colors.


The moon can be used as a source of back-light, but inevitably the face does not show (in this case somewhat past last full moon).
#1
(http://otoien.zenfolio.com/img/s4/v65/p1774055603.jpg)



A repeat form the old forum, from a very late night ski trip home from work. (As I recall timing got perfect because of a very long Skype conversation with Bjørn  :)  ).
#2
(http://otoien.zenfolio.com/img/s2/v52/p1592647203.jpg)



And finally an old film scan from a handheld shot with my Yashica T-4 on a frosty night.
#3
(http://otoien.zenfolio.com/img/s11/v32/p1599984003.jpg)
Title: Re: Show us your best moon images
Post by: Jakov Minić on December 18, 2015, 09:46:19
This is definitely not the best photo but it has a nice detail. I was playing a bit with the then new 300PF when I heard the copter. As it was close to this position, I did not have time to bring shutter speed down and aperture up. So the copter seems to be falling out of the sky.
The detail: the plane towards the bottom on the left side. I only noticed it after using the dehaze function in PP.

(http://www.visualcue.photography/img/s5/v117/p1683937905-5.jpg)

Peter the plane makes the shot for me super special!
All these funny accidents happen to the best of the best :)
Title: Re: Show us your best moon images
Post by: Jakov Minić on December 18, 2015, 09:47:27
The tree line of my neighbor's farm at sunset with just a slip of a moon.

Tom proves how the moon doesn't need to cover half of the frame to make a great photo :)
Title: Re: Show us your best moon images
Post by: Jakov Minić on December 18, 2015, 09:49:59
Nice new contributions here. I like the calm of your image Fons. Colin, it is always funny with those helicopters falling out of the sky, I am surprised you were able to keep all 3 objects focused. Tom, nice how your moon balances those beautiful sunset colors.


The moon can be used as a source of back-light, but inevitably the face does not show (in this case somewhat past last full moon).
#1
(http://otoien.zenfolio.com/img/s4/v65/p1774055603.jpg)

Øivind that first one looks like it was taken from a horror movie!
Lovely!

A repeat form the old forum, from a very late night ski trip home from work. (As I recall timing got perfect because of a very long Skype conversation with Bjørn  :)  ).
#2
(http://otoien.zenfolio.com/img/s2/v52/p1592647203.jpg)



And finally an old film scan from a handheld shot with my Yashica T-4 on a frosty night.
#3
(http://otoien.zenfolio.com/img/s11/v32/p1599984003.jpg)
Title: Re: Show us your best moon images
Post by: John Geerts on December 18, 2015, 10:05:05
These are all very impressive.

Strolling back in the archive concludes the moon was not a very hot subject.

D200  - Nikkor 300mm/F4
Title: Re: Show us your best moon images
Post by: Akira on December 19, 2015, 03:07:51
The moon can be used as a source of back-light, but inevitably the face does not show (in this case somewhat past last full moon).
#1
(http://otoien.zenfolio.com/img/s4/v65/p1774055603.jpg)

The moon can be a source of back-light, and I don't doubt the souce of the light in this image of yours was the moon.

However, I would think this is resulted from an optical phenomenon that is different from the focusing of the image.  Actually any light source can be made look like a full moon...  The halo around the "moon" should be the flare inside the lens barrel.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4129/5144703428_585ebdab2a_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/8QBX6f)Mirabilis japala (https://flic.kr/p/8QBX6f) by Akira (https://www.flickr.com/photos/akiraphoto/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Show us your best moon images
Post by: charlie on December 19, 2015, 03:58:47
A not full moon from a year or two ago
Title: Re: Show us your best moon images
Post by: Bruno Schroder on December 21, 2015, 13:13:16
Backlighting the black alder in the garden
Title: Re: Show us your best moon images
Post by: Akira on December 25, 2015, 09:39:18
Full moon from ten minutes ago...

Olympus E-M5, Nikkor-Q C 200mm/f4.0@f5.6, 1/10sec. handheld.
Title: Re: Show us your best moon images
Post by: Jakov Minić on December 25, 2015, 09:56:24
John, Charlie, Bruno, Akira, you guys know how to shoot the moon!
John makes it blurry, Charlie makes it mystical, Bruno makes it glow, and Akira outlines it with the clouds :)
Title: Re: Show us your best moon images
Post by: ColinM on December 26, 2015, 01:46:49
Full moon from ten minutes ago
Happy Christmas Akira - good way to start the day
Title: Re: Show us your best moon images
Post by: Akira on December 26, 2015, 02:08:56
Jakov and Colin,

Thanks for kind comments.  Hope you enjoy your holidays!
Title: Re: Show us your best moon images
Post by: RobOK on December 26, 2015, 03:28:01
Sadly it is foggy/cloudy here, so no opportunity to shoot the rare Christmas full moon!
Title: Re: Show us your best moon images
Post by: armando_m on December 26, 2015, 05:55:28
3 very clear nights in a row
I was able to shoot 1/500 f/8 ISO 100
each moon is a 100% crop of the V1 mounting the 70-300VR zoom
(https://armando-m.smugmug.com/photos/i-vmDXvxH/0/X2/i-vmDXvxH-X2.jpg)
Title: Re: Show us your best moon images
Post by: Øivind Tøien on December 26, 2015, 06:13:53
Great idea Amando. I also was impressed by Charlie's rendition of the back side of the moon with landscape features showing.

We got a nice almost clear Christmas eve here in Fairbanks with -25°C after some cloudy weather. Here is a very quiet yard. Could look like the residents went south for the winter and shut everything down.
#1
(http://otoien.zenfolio.com/img/s11/v27/p1673090100.jpg)



Barn in the woods. The moonlight was so bright that it was almost a challenge to make it look like a night shot.
#2
(http://otoien.zenfolio.com/img/s4/v66/p1704032129.jpg)



And of course the face of the full moon itself with 300PF/TC-14E on D7100, although no chance of matching Amando's version as it is cloudy again today.
#3
(http://otoien.zenfolio.com/img/s5/v128/p1637139695.jpg)

Title: Re: Show us your best moon images
Post by: Jakov Minić on December 26, 2015, 11:50:58
Jaw dropping Øivind!
The clarity of the moon is unbelievable. I wonder if it has something to do with the fact that it is shot so far north?
The blues and sharpness of the barn is so special. Whcih setup did you use?

 
Title: Re: Show us your best moon images
Post by: Bruno Schroder on December 26, 2015, 12:31:51
Thank you Jakov.
This one with posterization :(
Title: Re: Show us your best moon images
Post by: stenrasmussen on December 26, 2015, 12:56:03
Here's one with a weird phenomenon in the lower right. I have no clue as to what it might be.
Title: Re: Show us your best moon images
Post by: stenrasmussen on December 26, 2015, 12:58:14
And another, more touristy one:
Title: Re: Show us your best moon images
Post by: Bjørn Rørslett on December 26, 2015, 13:10:01
Excellent interpretations of the Swords in Stone monument, Sten :D Exceptionally nice, in fact. You can be proud.

For non-locals: This is a monument set up to celebrate the 1111th Anniversary of the Unification of Norway. Sagas have it the decisive battle was fought here, at Hafsfjord outside Stavanger, Norway.

Title: Re: Show us your best moon images
Post by: Øivind Tøien on December 26, 2015, 13:21:42
Bruno and Steen, those are 3 realy nice captures with a lot of atmpsphere!

Jaw dropping Øivind!
The clarity of the moon is unbelievable. I wonder if it has something to do with the fact that it is shot so far north?
The blues and sharpness of the barn is so special. Which setup did you use?

Thank for the kind words Jakov. The cold here up north creates inversion layers which typically are troublesome, but then it helps to shoot more vertically through them when the moon is at its highest in the sky. The barn was captured with my Nikon 12-24mm @ 24mm and f/8 on my D7100, 10s at  ISO 800, processed in CNX2 as usual. I have learnt that it is critical to get the focus set correctly with this lens due to some field curvature, so I typically set it manually (based on previous experimentation) when working near infinity, and especially with night captures like here. I would normally use wider aperture for night shots, but the moonlight was so bright and the stars were not the main subject. I also think the snow on the branches helps to define the clarity of the image.
 
Title: Re: Show us your best moon images
Post by: Anthony on December 28, 2015, 20:53:18
Over the Southern Ocean.
Title: Re: Show us your best moon images
Post by: Bruno Schroder on December 29, 2015, 00:21:40
It's also an excellent minimalist, Anthony.
Title: Re: Show us your best moon images
Post by: Harald on December 29, 2015, 08:32:28
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5636/23197058969_fe90e5f86a_b.jpg)

 (https://flic.kr/p/BkQZsz)Ohne Titel (https://flic.kr/p/BkQZsz) by Harry M. (https://www.flickr.com/photos/granuba/), auf Flickr

Not really a photo of the moon... ;)
Title: Re: Show us your best moon images
Post by: Anthony on December 29, 2015, 12:40:26
It's also an excellent minimalist, Anthony.
Thanks, Bruno, I did wonder about posting it there.
Title: Re: Show us your best moon images
Post by: Øivind Tøien on December 29, 2015, 13:17:09


(http://otoien.zenfolio.com/img/s11/v32/p1689917694.jpg)



(http://otoien.zenfolio.com/img/s6/v136/p1808629570.jpg)


A reason for being out every night these days. She posed very nicely for a 20 sec. exposure time!

(http://otoien.zenfolio.com/img/s12/v187/p1746659820.jpg)
Title: Re: Show us your best moon images
Post by: Jakov Minić on December 29, 2015, 14:40:54
Øivind, don't cheat, that's the sun!
 8)
Title: Re: Show us your best moon images
Post by: Øivind Tøien on January 18, 2016, 13:18:58
 ;D ;D


We cannot let this thread rest; the moon is showing again. All with 300/4 PF, 1/20 to 1/100 sec exposure time @f/4 to f/4.5 handheld.


(http://otoien.zenfolio.com/img/s12/v175/p1657507471.jpg)



(http://otoien.zenfolio.com/img/s5/v120/p1686000418.jpg)



(http://otoien.zenfolio.com/img/s2/v59/p1769633265.jpg)
Title: Re: Show us your best moon images
Post by: John Geerts on January 18, 2016, 14:26:18
Beautiful, especially the last one with that light and shadows.
Title: Re: Show us your best moon images
Post by: Bjørn Rørslett on January 18, 2016, 14:39:07
Moon Raker

The cactus is Saguaro (Carnegiea gigantea) if anyone is curious about its identity. The Moon is itself, ie. Luna.

(Nikon D3X, AFS 35 mm f/1.4 Nikkor & AFS 200/2 Nikkor combined)
Title: Re: Show us your best moon images
Post by: Jan Anne on January 19, 2016, 00:55:14

We cannot let this thread rest; the moon is showing again. All with 300/4 PF, 1/20 to 1/100 sec exposure time @f/4 to f/4.5 handheld.
Those are stunning Ølvind, thanks for sharing.
Title: Re: Show us your best moon images
Post by: Andy on January 19, 2016, 01:39:35
D200, 300mm
(http://www.pbase.com/andrease/image/129848622/original.jpg)

rgds,
Andy
Title: Re: Show us your best moon images
Post by: Andy on January 19, 2016, 01:53:22
Nikon V1
(http://www.pbase.com/andrease/image/140727544/original.jpg)

rgds, Andy
Title: Re: Show us your best moon images
Post by: Øivind Tøien on January 20, 2016, 13:01:18
Thanks for the kind words John and Jan Anne.

That Moon raker is classic, Bjørn.
Nice timing Andy (assuming you did not cheat   ;D ) and great detail from the V1.

With lack of clear weather, here are a couple of contributions from my D200 days.

(http://otoien.zenfolio.com/img/s2/v1/p1854706092.jpg)



(http://otoien.zenfolio.com/img/s3/v24/p1813167003.jpg)
Title: Re: Show us your best moon images
Post by: Andy on January 21, 2016, 00:09:24
Nice timing Andy (assuming you did not cheat   ;D ) and great detail from the V1.
This is the right assumption. I would indicate such a step :D

Another one with the D7000 and a long Nikkor, This (http://www.pbase.com/andrease/image/130635356/original.jpg) is the original image, just resized. A 100% crop (http://www.pbase.com/andrease/image/130635380/original.jpg).
Shooting location: in the city

A 1920x1280 version, slightly cropped
(http://www.pbase.com/andrease/image/131297633/original.jpg)

rgds,
Andy



Title: Re: Show us your best moon images
Post by: Øivind Tøien on January 21, 2016, 09:50:11
Partly clear sky tonight so it was too tempting to capture one with AW1 and 300PF +TC14E again. Atmospheric conditions were pretty good; still this one was the best among 10+ exposures, in spite of that I had forgotten to turn VR off on this one (all tripod mounted). As earlier, exposure to the right was pulled down nearly two stops in post. 420mm @ f/7.1, 1/160 sec. ISO 160.

(http://otoien.zenfolio.com/img/s5/v131/p1842563287.jpg)
Title: Re: Show us your best moon images
Post by: Jakov Minić on January 21, 2016, 09:56:26
Stunning detail!
Well done!
Title: Re: Show us your best moon images
Post by: Erik Lund on January 21, 2016, 10:17:40
Øivind, really nice details!
Title: Re: Show us your best moon images
Post by: Øivind Tøien on January 21, 2016, 11:57:24
Thanks Erik and Jakov.

We were treated to more this night. A quick trip outside (advantage of living in a dry cabin...) revealed some really nice and fast moving aurora that was competing with the moonlight. It lasted 20 minutes and then it was all over although there might be some new waves later. No time to look for a good foreground. These two are fresh off the card, with some slight edits. Both with D7100, f/4 @ 12 mm, 4-6 sec, ISO 3200.

(http://otoien.zenfolio.com/img/s6/v141/p1729215126.jpg)



(http://otoien.zenfolio.com/img/s2/v73/p1803319475.jpg)
Title: Re: Show us your best moon images
Post by: Jakov Minić on January 21, 2016, 17:04:42
Ms. Aurora, Ms. Aurora
Just who do think I am
You raise my spirits, freeze my thoughts
And send my soul to Vietnam

(inspired by Nina Simone)

Title: Re: Show us your best moon images
Post by: Erik Lund on January 21, 2016, 18:24:00
Nice I like the waves ;) but I don't like the transition of the moonlight to sky, looks like strange blooming,,,
Title: Re: Show us your best moon images
Post by: Øivind Tøien on January 21, 2016, 21:35:28

Thanks for the comments. No blooming, Erik. It was what I could see with my eyes, and in this case it was so intense that the perception of colors by eye was excellent. Sometimes one gets these white bands on the aurora, with a little bit of purple in it. The purples might have been somewhat subdued by the movement vs. exposure time here though.
Title: Re: Show us your best moon images
Post by: Erik Lund on January 22, 2016, 08:03:06
OK, thanks for confirming it ;)
Title: Re: Show us your best moon images
Post by: ArendV on January 22, 2016, 11:57:38
Very nice Aurora !

A few moons from my side:

One from earlier this week (V1 + 300/4D + TC-20EIII)
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1546/24357714371_0690cea5b7_b.jpg)

Almost full moon a few years ago (D300 + 500/4P + TC-17E)
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/7/6227/6329108713_29eec7e8b2_b.jpg)

And a bit more special, taken while doing macro's with the Sigma 150mm.....
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/7/6119/6329962518_540789771e_b.jpg)

Title: Re: Show us your best moon images
Post by: Øivind Tøien on January 22, 2016, 12:33:16
Thanks for your comment Arent,

Excellent renditions and tones in these; It looks like you had a nice calm sky without much atmospheric disturbance. I really like the way the half moon gives emphasis to the crater region near the south pole. Sounds like you used the AFS 300/4 non-VR version for this and not the 300 PF as in your wren post?
Title: Re: Show us your best moon images
Post by: ArendV on January 22, 2016, 12:44:05
Thanks Øivind and good observation !

After getting the VR version I planned to sell the 300/4D AFS, but in the end I kept it for several reasons:
* it is sharper with the TC-20E III
* it balances much better on a tripod
* I can use it with my Sony camera's
* I can use it with the sturdy PN11 extension ring for close-up

So for moon details this is my favorite lens.
Title: Re: Show us your best moon images
Post by: Øivind Tøien on January 22, 2016, 12:53:39

Yes, it certainly appears to shine with the TC-20E III, very impressive performance.
Title: Re: Show us your best moon images
Post by: Akira on January 23, 2016, 05:23:03
We've had many bloody moons in last two years.  This one was shot on Sep. 9, 2014.  Ai 400/5.6 ED IF on D7000.
Title: Re: Show us your best moon images
Post by: jeoprix on January 26, 2016, 13:57:22
sharing this photo taken last December 2015. . .
Title: Re: Show us your best moon images
Post by: jeoprix on January 26, 2016, 14:00:23
Sharing another one. . .

Thank you. . .
Title: Re: Show us your best moon images
Post by: John Geerts on January 31, 2016, 13:12:58
The moon in Freiburg, Germany

Df - Sigma 12-24
Title: Re: Show us your best moon images
Post by: ColinM on January 31, 2016, 15:52:27
We've had many bloody moons in last two years. 
Akira, I love the combination of the colour, the clarity you've achieved on the craters with your =600mm and the overall air of dreaminess that the clouds give it.

John, that's an intruiging result. Did you use a filter to get that not-starburst effect?
Title: Re: Show us your best moon images
Post by: John Geerts on January 31, 2016, 16:27:17
Thanks Colin,  no filter was used, but 1.6 seconds exposure at F/8.
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Post by: Andy on January 31, 2016, 18:03:07
The moon at 2am in the morning

(http://www.pbase.com/andrease/image/128807854/original.jpg)

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Post by: Akira on January 31, 2016, 20:09:24
Akira, I love the combination of the colour, the clarity you've achieved on the craters with your =600mm and the overall air of dreaminess that the clouds give it.

Colin, glad you like it.  I was a bit bored with the same closeups of the moon, and indeed the clouds and the "blue hour" gave me a different inspiration.
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Post by: Øivind Tøien on February 01, 2016, 00:25:21
The moon in Freiburg, Germany

Df - Sigma 12-24

Very nice back-light on the clouds!
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Post by: Øivind Tøien on February 01, 2016, 00:31:52


From a camping trip in the Norwegian mountains.

(http://otoien.zenfolio.com/img/s5/v123/p1697150273-6.jpg)
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Post by: John Geerts on February 01, 2016, 00:34:20
Thanks Øivind.  I think it was two days before the full moon with the eclipse.
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Post by: Bjørn Rørslett on February 03, 2016, 03:11:48
The autumn moon is bigger than ever. Perfect for contemplative shots with a long lens.

(https://static.foto.no/linkeddata/bildekritikk/images/newimages/162000-162999/162392_large_D1A5F6E4-D029-11E3-8020-35DFB1150DE9.jpg)

In this case, the 500/4 Ai-P Nikkor was brought to bear on the harvest moon.
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Post by: Jakov Minić on February 03, 2016, 09:23:33
Beautiful Bjørn!
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Post by: Erik Lund on February 04, 2016, 13:39:16
Øivind, that reminds me of many nights send under the moon ;) Nice mood

Bjørn, that's just very nicely framed and captured!
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Post by: Bjørn Rørslett on February 04, 2016, 13:54:15
Flowering Joshua Tree and American Desert Moon.

(D3X, 200/2 AFS)
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Post by: Bjørn Rørslett on February 04, 2016, 14:04:23
Another afternoon moon, this time at 60 deg N in November, thus the daylight period dwindles fast into almost nothing.

My neighbourhood, by the way. The nearby lake is not yet frozen over so generates a lot of fog wisps as the sun sets. The landscape is very typical 'Inland South-Eastern Norway' in which endless conifer forests prevail.
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Post by: John Geerts on February 04, 2016, 14:24:23
These are beauties Bjørn and very nice contradictions.
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Post by: Bjørn Rørslett on February 04, 2016, 17:10:59
Another late autumn moon. Apparently I had more in storage in the archives than expected...
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Post by: Anirban Halder on February 04, 2016, 17:12:46
These are beauties Bjørn and very nice contradictions.
+1.
They are very creative, imaginative and colourful.
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Post by: Jakov Minić on February 04, 2016, 17:22:39
I cannot say it loud enough: Bjørn is an inspiration to me!
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Post by: jeoprix on February 08, 2016, 08:19:23
Another afternoon moon, this time at 60 deg N in November, thus the daylight period dwindles fast into almost nothing.

My neighbourhood, by the way. The nearby lake is not yet frozen over so generates a lot of fog wisps as the sun sets. The landscape is very typical 'Inland South-Eastern Norway' in which endless conifer forests prevail.

Great capture, Sir Bjørn! Awesome image and colors!
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Post by: BW on February 08, 2016, 20:51:08
The moon has always fascinated me, and on clear nights (very rare) the full moon makes it impossible to get a good nights sleep. So instead of swirling around in the bed sheets, one might as well get out to capture the moon. Bjørn show some very great pictures her, but her is my take. Stacking together a 600 mm and 2x converter on a m4/3 sensor makes the moon suddenly seem reachable. Wind and atmospheric conditions makes its best to ruin the shoot ::)
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Post by: Jakov Minić on February 08, 2016, 21:21:55
Børgeeeee  :o
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Post by: Erik Lund on February 08, 2016, 22:49:12
Nicely framed Børge!
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Post by: Øivind Tøien on February 09, 2016, 00:11:30
Very nice use of silhouette of distant objects, Børge.
Bjørn's two excellent captures also show how one with the long distance does not need to use compositing to achieve adequate focus on both the foreground and the moon. I like the movement in the blades of the windmills, it adds to the atmosphere.
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Post by: BW on February 09, 2016, 08:51:15
To avoid a composite in the camera or PP one have to pay close attention to the distance between forground an d background. DOF and shutterspeed also have to match perfectly. When using a very narrow angle of view, objects in the appear to race across the sky. That will force you to compose the picture with the object outside the frame, coming in to the frame. Especially when using some form of exposure delay, which is almost required using a telephoto lens. A composite is a much easier path to follow. To mimic the scene as it appear for the viewer a composite might be better. As with your tent and moon picture Øyvind, a composite would have renderd the scene much more authentic. But as a single frame your picture bring me good memories of the great outdoors.
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Post by: Bjørn Rørslett on February 09, 2016, 09:21:53
It's a world of difference shooting the moon (or the sun) with say a  1200  mm instead of a 300 mm lens (my two last contributions both were with a 300 mm). With a really long focal length, the object you are trying to capture races through the frame in a split second. Thus not only do you have to decide the composition slightly ahead, the longest exposure time you can use also is severely restricted due to angular movement. This is a situation in which a strongly damped fluid head on your tripod is of invaluable assistance.
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Post by: Øivind Tøien on February 09, 2016, 09:58:22
This brings memories from an astronomy party when I tried to center a tripod mounted body with 55mm micro to the eyepiece of a telescope that did not have a solid lockable support nor any tracking (images earlier in this thread). Also the tripod was too low so part of the alignment was to adjust the legs at a very narrow angle. The alignment process took some time and when finished the moon or Jupiter was already way out of the frame. Then the challenge of aiming telescope with subject out of the frame by the right amount, realign tripod etc. I do not know how many times I had to repeat the process. My usual stubbornness helped to get a half decent result.

Yes my 300PF with 1.4x on the AW1 (angle of view as an 1134mm on FX) can be somewhat challenging; the BH-40 head is not the worlds smoothest at that magnification and I also see some vertical shift when tightening it up.

For your capture Børge you also had the challenge of timing the vertical alignment of the moon to just the right moment; well done!
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Post by: BW on February 09, 2016, 10:56:26
Hehe... I have tried some ad hoc solutions as you describe Øyvind, involving a couple of tripods and trying guesstimate the position of object in the sky. It has been so frustrating that anyone trying to comunicate with me during the process had to endure verbal abuse. As you mention Bjørn, the importance of tripod and the heads construction cannot be underestimated under such conditions. Even after many years, I still havent learned that lesson :(
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Post by: Øivind Tøien on February 09, 2016, 13:11:36
When there is no other alternative,ad hock solutions are of course better than no image at all. There was no way I wanted to carry a tripod on top of a 27 kg backpack during my last camping trip in Norway; the tent image above was captured just by balancing the camera on a rock. I have lots of other night time images from the same and countless of other camping trips using a similar technique. In winter, building a snow tower can come handy.
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Post by: Patrick Berg-Pedersen on February 14, 2016, 16:06:18
From late last September, the famous blood moon on its way down. There were also an eclipse earlier that night. I'll try to find some pictures of that on my desktop computer later today.
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Post by: Jakov Minić on February 14, 2016, 17:33:07
I am a sucker for those pink skies...
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Post by: Patrick Berg-Pedersen on February 14, 2016, 22:29:50
I am a sucker for those pink skies...
Thanks Jakov, although pink are not one of my favourite colours I do like the colour sometimes in an image. Blue, purple and indigo is my main favourite colours though, as well as black, but then again black isn't a colour, is it.. ;-)
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Post by: Patrick Berg-Pedersen on February 14, 2016, 23:07:35
As fascinated I've always been with the moon I really don't have that many decent shots of it, and as I saw this thread earlier today I thought I had to through in a few pictures too. This picture I were out 15 minutes ago trying to capture, but din't succeed in any way of its making. The camera was a D3S and a borrowed 500mm f5.6 mirror lens coupled with two TC 20E III so it would become a 2000mm f/22. Firstly, I try not to swear whenever I can, I hate swearing, but as my lousy piece of shitty tripod and head of a making I will NEVER EVER be dumb enough to buy again, namely Manfrotto, was tilting as hell when I tried to screw it in place when the moon were in position and the camera was moving down when screwed tight as it could be, I WERE swearing like a devil myself, so I really din't have a bit of a chance of having a focused shot as the head kept tilting so that the moon kept moving under the frame until I didn't see it at all... I've had this issue many times before but it's of course not as obvious with a 14mm as it is with a 2000mm... Although it has ruined severely many LE images for me in the past I still haven't been smart enough to save up the money to a real tripod. (The motivation of saving money for a really good tripod and head is really fading away in time as it'll cost me more than much of my gear do together...) But nevertheless, I have to show you the image, cropped just a tiny bit in the upper part to make the composition more balanced.
I do know the Russian mirror tele I'm borrowing isn't of the greatest out there, after all it's a Mirror tele and it's from a third part which I even don't know the name of, but I know I can blame the tripod in this situation, that and that I only had a 1/40 sec on 6400 iso. (Actually I don't understand what happened because when I looked through the viewfinder I had a lot faster exposure time than 1/40 sec, so it wasn't before a few minutes ago when I looked at the images taken that I saw they all had a lot slower exposure time than 1/40 and 1/60's sec. (And, just so you all know I always, on almost all of my pictures use MUP and than I'll wait some seconds for the camera to really stabilise as much as it can..) BUT NEVERTHELESS, here's my lousy shot of tonights moon...:


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Post by: Patrick Berg-Pedersen on February 14, 2016, 23:12:34
Last years sun eclipse, not yet a full eclipse on this shot though.
D800E, 300mm 2.8 VR, shitty tripod...
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Post by: Patrick Berg-Pedersen on February 14, 2016, 23:16:26
Blood Moon on it's way down after last September Lunar eclipse.
D3X (or perhaps a D800E, I don't remember right now), with Nikon 300 2,8 VR and the TC 20E III.
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Post by: Patrick Berg-Pedersen on February 14, 2016, 23:21:24
One from a serie of images of the moon I took with my beloved D2X in 2011.
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Post by: Øivind Tøien on February 15, 2016, 00:52:00
Some great images you got there, Patrick, I especially like the setting "blood moon", really nice colors.
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Post by: Jakov Minić on February 15, 2016, 10:26:03
We have another moon expert, Patrick! :)
Striking images!
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Post by: John Geerts on February 15, 2016, 11:09:01
Super moon-images, Patrick.  That blood moon... beautiful colours.
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Post by: Thomas G on February 19, 2016, 22:12:38
Dreamy... (https://flic.kr/p/Ei5hTv) by lumofisk (https://www.flickr.com/photos/114702672@N04/), on Flickr
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Post by: Akira on February 19, 2016, 22:30:30
Thomas, I love this somewhat eerie atmosphere!  Fabulous image!
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Post by: Thomas G on February 19, 2016, 23:34:08
Thomas, I love this somewhat eerie atmosphere!  Fabulous image!
Thank you, Akira. I'm glad you like it.
Did not get it right in PP at the time and had it sitting in the pile since.
This thread made me revisit it for PP with new ideas.
It matches the mood of the that evening quite good. The moon was impressive.
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Post by: Bruno Schroder on February 20, 2016, 11:07:56
I like your use of the dual lighting, moon and street. Your double street light with the brighter spot on the right is very effective.
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Post by: John Geerts on February 20, 2016, 11:54:32
Yes,  a very nice effect.

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Post by: Øivind Tøien on February 20, 2016, 12:33:49
Thomas, the color patterns in the clouds really make the image.
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Post by: Thomas G on February 20, 2016, 13:33:06
I like your use of the dual lighting, moon and street. Your double street light with the brighter spot on the right is very effective.
Bruno, thanks for this very encouraging comment. Technically I strive for these scenes but seldom enough I get feedback which helps me to improve my work.
Part of it is that I seem to 'find' them and then work through the elements and develop the idea and take a number of shots, working through it until the result is pleasing my eye.
Yea, and I waited for the cloud to sail to the moon for the final take.

Bruno, John and Øivind, that belongs to you as well. Thank you.
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Post by: Thomas G on March 11, 2016, 22:49:24
exploring the AW 1 on the longer end of ISO
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Post by: Thomas G on March 18, 2016, 19:53:45
'fly me to the moon'
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Post by: Mike Wallace on March 20, 2016, 01:52:14
I am almost embarrassed to post a moon shot after viewing all of the exceptional entries.  But here is mine.  D800E 80-200mm 2.8D ED
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Post by: Lorne on March 20, 2016, 22:03:53
These are both panoramas, the first is 5 frames (lots of overlap) with my Df + 50mm f/1.2. It is the view from my home looking south, with the mountains of the Olympic Peninsula in America in the distance. The second is 4 frames with Df + PC 35mm f/2.8, plus an exaggerated 200 mm shot of the moon (shot moments later). This one of the inner harbour at Victoria, BC

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Post by: Thomas G on May 24, 2016, 22:16:17
'red over nine'
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Post by: Joost Bollens on June 02, 2016, 23:09:52
the same old moon
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Post by: Akira on August 22, 2016, 00:18:23
A bit of clouds can give some mystery to the moon that has long been familiar-looking.
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Post by: Anthony on August 22, 2016, 00:36:42
Nice one, Akira.
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Post by: Akira on August 22, 2016, 00:48:20
Thanks, Anthony!
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Post by: Akira on August 22, 2016, 01:46:35
Second thought...
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Post by: atpaula on August 22, 2016, 01:50:20
Columbus Circle area as seen from Central Park.... The moon was a bonus.

(http://i1011.photobucket.com/albums/af237/atpaula/atpaula008/aD5S_1263_zpsdmlyomv7.jpg) (http://s1011.photobucket.com/user/atpaula/media/atpaula008/aD5S_1263_zpsdmlyomv7.jpg.html)
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Post by: pluton on August 23, 2016, 21:42:37
December, 2013 at Red Rock Canyon State Park in the Mojave Desert.  23mm on the APSC camera.
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Post by: Akira on October 06, 2016, 11:07:59
Crescent moon in the dusk color.
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Post by: Kim Pilegaard on October 06, 2016, 14:36:18
Almost full harvest moon over a small Swedish lake.
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Post by: pluton on October 06, 2016, 21:30:10
Crescent moon in the dusk color.
More magic dusk colors. 
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Post by: Akira on October 06, 2016, 21:40:55
Thanks, Keith.  (If I understand you correctly...)
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Post by: ArendV on October 10, 2016, 19:35:18
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/6/5506/29610746384_6a23ded423_o.jpg)
a colourful moon (https://flic.kr/p/M7APh5) by Arend (https://www.flickr.com/photos/vermazeren/), on Flickr
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Post by: Erik Lund on October 10, 2016, 20:03:41
Very original ;) Great shot!
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Post by: ArendV on October 10, 2016, 20:30:22
Thanks Erik !
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Post by: ColinM on October 10, 2016, 20:53:58
That's a great new take on a timeless subject Arend
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Post by: Jakov Minić on October 10, 2016, 22:09:45
Arend, WOW  :o
How did you achieve it???  ???
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Post by: ArendV on October 10, 2016, 22:54:59
Thanks Colin & Jakov !

@Jakov, I took the photo when the moon was in between clouds and then used one of the Analog Efex Pro filters to get this effect (the high ISO did the rest). So it did not take much actually :-)
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Post by: Anirban Halder on October 11, 2016, 02:20:21
I echo Eric and Colin's sentiment. Terrific shot Arend.
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Post by: Jakov Minić on October 11, 2016, 09:24:13
Arend, thank you so much for the explanation.
I am impressed by two facts:
1. How the moon doesn't contain any noise.
2. How you managed to separate the moon from the background. It's as if you stuck the moon on a noisy background :)

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Post by: Akira on October 11, 2016, 10:39:08
To me, the noise is caused by the severely underexposed night sky.  The technical aspect aside, I agree with all.  Thanks for this inspiring moon shot, Arend!
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Post by: ArendV on October 11, 2016, 13:23:14
Thanks Anirban, Jakov & Akira !

And you are right Akira the underexposure of the sky - the moon was slightly overexposed - combined with the postprocessing I did (besides the Nik filter forgot to say that I also seriously pulled the clarity and vibrance sliders) at ISO 6400 caused this noise. What catches me as well is the relatively even noise pattern of the D500.
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Post by: ArendV on October 13, 2016, 22:31:15
(https://c5.staticflickr.com/9/8270/30191084092_c07a3d7193_o.jpg)
blue moon (https://flic.kr/p/MZTcsC) by Arend (https://www.flickr.com/photos/vermazeren/), on Flickr
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Post by: Erik Lund on October 14, 2016, 09:47:17
Scary - Reminds me of the evil eye of Mordor
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Post by: Øivind Tøien on October 14, 2016, 11:18:31
+1
Very nice colors.
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Post by: ArendV on October 14, 2016, 12:18:58
Thanks Erik and Øivind !
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Post by: Akira on October 14, 2016, 14:14:52
Today's moon in B&W.
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Post by: David H. Hartman on October 14, 2016, 20:47:43
Akira,

No. 1 is very nice!

Thanks

Dave
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Post by: Akira on October 14, 2016, 20:49:40
Thanks, Dave!
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Post by: ArendV on October 14, 2016, 22:35:08
Nice series Akira and like Dave I like the first one best
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Post by: Akira on October 14, 2016, 22:53:22
Thanks, Arend!

And this is the color version of the first image.  I didn't like the original color version and discarded it.  This is a re-edited version framed a little differently.
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Post by: ArendV on October 14, 2016, 23:49:39
Akira, I definitely prefer the colour version !
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Post by: Jakov Minić on October 15, 2016, 00:49:17
Mr Cloud does it again :)
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Post by: Akira on October 15, 2016, 04:10:20
Arend, thanks again!

Jakov, yeah, the clouds keeps the full moon shot from being boring!
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Post by: Jakov Minić on October 15, 2016, 08:09:03
Akira, I couldn't agree more. The cloud does add to the image!
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Post by: Akira on October 16, 2016, 15:46:18
Full moon: three phases of the interaction of celestial, climatic and optical phenomena.
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Post by: ArendV on October 16, 2016, 16:26:24
Akira, I like your second photo best.

Here is my supermoon

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8410/30244925352_406f7bcdee_o.jpg)
supermoon (https://flic.kr/p/N5D9Ad) by Arend (https://www.flickr.com/photos/vermazeren/), on Flickr
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Post by: Akira on October 16, 2016, 16:35:20
Arend, thanks.  Maybe #2 has the most interesting clouds.

The possible shadow noise in your latest image looks very well suppressed.  Could you share some technical info?
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Post by: JAP on October 16, 2016, 16:40:22
Hi

Moon in Finland  ;-)
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Post by: ArendV on October 16, 2016, 17:16:12
Juha, nice with the reflection !

Akira, I did double noise reduction:
In Lightroom I selected the shadow area's and surpressed noise with the slider and on top I used Topaz Denoise (in a light setting).
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Post by: Akira on October 16, 2016, 22:08:04
Arend, thanks for the details.  The dedicated noise reduction software seems to be really effective for this kind of image.

Juha, this is an amazing image.  As Arend mentiones, the reflection adds a nice atmosphere.
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Post by: Tom Hook on October 17, 2016, 06:07:03
Hunter's Moon earlier this evening in Connecticut
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Post by: Jakov Minić on October 17, 2016, 10:42:33
Tom, the moon in Connecticut is huge :D
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Post by: Erik Lund on October 17, 2016, 11:56:06
Perfect clouds on that Hunters moon ;)
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Post by: ArendV on October 18, 2016, 10:04:56
Nice Tom, a true supermoon !
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Post by: Øivind Tøien on October 18, 2016, 10:18:19

Reserved parking: Moon-Jupiter conjunction captured from Las Vegas in early August together with an unidentified object that by chance lined up with it; the AW1 was braced against a wall to obtain a reasonably sharp 0.4 sec exposure.

(http://otoien.zenfolio.com/img/s12/v172/p464929111.jpg)
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Post by: Akira on October 18, 2016, 11:18:40
Tom, this is a breathtaking image!

Øivind, this is a truly mysterious (and is a bit ominous at the second look) shot!
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Post by: Asle Feten on November 03, 2016, 21:48:29
The moon as I saw it in the mountains in the middle of august.

(https://c6.staticflickr.com/6/5530/30671818981_5b4bdea129_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/NJn6cc)
Månen over Hengshovda (https://flic.kr/p/NJn6cc) by Asle Feten (https://www.flickr.com/photos/afoton/), on Flickr

And one moon from june, seen from my bedroom window.

(https://c8.staticflickr.com/8/7417/27661403935_95096501ab_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/J9kVFv)
Hallingskarvet (https://flic.kr/p/J9kVFv) by Asle Feten (https://www.flickr.com/photos/afoton/), on Flickr
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Post by: Akira on November 03, 2016, 22:00:41
These are enticing, Asle!
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Post by: Jakov Minić on November 03, 2016, 23:01:07
Asle, the second one is spectacular!
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Post by: Jakov Minić on November 12, 2016, 13:16:52
My moon images are not as spectacular as other images posted here, but I am trying :)
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Post by: Akira on November 12, 2016, 13:24:07
Jakov, this is a fantastic idea!
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Post by: Mikes on November 13, 2016, 12:15:29
Moisture laden atmosphere, coupled with city haze - a challenge for full moon shots.
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Post by: Jakov Minić on November 13, 2016, 22:45:28
I shot the super moon tonight.
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Post by: Bjørn Rørslett on November 13, 2016, 22:51:25
To be absolutely certain, you shot it twice?
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Post by: Anirban Halder on November 13, 2016, 22:56:17
My moon images are not as spectacular as other images posted here, but I am trying :)
That's absolutely beautiful, Jakov!

Moisture laden atmosphere, coupled with city haze - a challenge for full moon shots.
Mike, that's an inspiring image.
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Post by: Jakov Minić on November 13, 2016, 23:03:42
To be absolutely certain, you shot it twice?

It came out of the camera as one image, hence I am not sure whether multiple exposure counts :D
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Post by: Jakov Minić on November 13, 2016, 23:05:07
That's absolutely beautiful, Jakov!
Mike, that's an inspiring image.

Thank you Anirban, I am still trying :)
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Post by: ArendV on November 13, 2016, 23:12:02
Nice one Jakov, your supermoon counts double !

It is officially tomorrow but as unfortunately it will probably be cloudy then I took one today as well.

(https://c8.staticflickr.com/6/5619/30962681695_79616bee94_o.jpg)
Supermoon almost ready (https://flic.kr/p/Pb4Qxz) by Arend (https://www.flickr.com/photos/vermazeren/), on Flickr
Title: Re: [Theme] Show us your best moon images
Post by: Mikes on November 14, 2016, 00:11:25
Mike, that's an inspiring image.

Thank you Anirban. The forecast for Tokyo tonight is cloudy and rainy - that might have been the only chance to look at the "super" moon.
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Post by: Matthew Currie on November 14, 2016, 04:10:36
We have a lot of hills, so even the super moon gets a bit small by the time it comes up to view.  And we have a lot of trees.  So maybe a somewhat different look.
Title: Re: [Theme] Show us your best moon images
Post by: Erik Lund on November 14, 2016, 09:41:54
Moisture laden atmosphere, coupled with city haze - a challenge for full moon shots.
You used the haze to full extent! Very nice!
Title: Re: [Theme] Show us your best moon images
Post by: Mikes on November 14, 2016, 11:05:20
You used the haze to full extent! Very nice!

Thanks Eric. Just as well I took the shot yesterday - no moon at all tonight!
Title: Re: [Theme] Show us your best moon images
Post by: Akira on November 14, 2016, 11:09:16
It's raining here in Tokyo.  No moon...  :'(
Title: Re: [Theme] Show us your best moon images
Post by: Erik Lund on November 14, 2016, 11:38:10
We are keeping our fingers crossed here for the weather conditions to cooperate, I have been scouting for locations the last couple of days to try and anticipate a good location to shoot,,,
Title: Re: [Theme] Show us your best moon images
Post by: Øivind Tøien on November 14, 2016, 12:51:00
We are lagging so much in the time zone here in Alaska that the supermoon already rise on Nov. 13.
It was a bit on the dark side at moon rise; here is a first attempt, showing green moon flash and far away trees that became almost too small and some houses up on that hill.

(http://otoien.zenfolio.com/img/s9/v92/p479855638.jpg)

300PF/TC-14E on AW1.


(http://otoien.zenfolio.com/img/s9/v89/p877802471.jpg)

300PF/TC-14E on AW1.
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Post by: Akira on November 14, 2016, 12:58:23
Fantastic capture, Øivind!  Surely it is a great idea to shoot right after the moonrise when the moon looks the largest!
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Post by: Erik Lund on November 14, 2016, 13:33:13
Looks very good! Nice captures :)
Title: Re: [Theme] Show us your best moon images
Post by: Øivind Tøien on November 14, 2016, 13:33:36
Thanks Akira and Erik.
Here is a more convential capture when it got higher in the sky. A lot less heat waves even through the light clouds that asked for some good contrast enhancement in pp.

(http://otoien.zenfolio.com/img/s7/v161/p782496572.jpg)
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Post by: Øivind Tøien on November 14, 2016, 13:51:42

Then the clouds took over:

(http://otoien.zenfolio.com/img/s2/v70/p991056162.jpg)
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Post by: Akira on November 14, 2016, 13:58:42
Well, to me, the first and the last ones are far better.  The close up of the moon makes no difference whether it is the supermoon or the usual full moon.    :o :o :o
Title: Re: [Theme] Show us your best moon images
Post by: Øivind Tøien on November 14, 2016, 14:12:04
Thanks Akira, I tend to agree, although it is hard to stop making more techical images too.  :D  The flat light on the moon allows some work on the contrast that otherwise is difficult.

The moon kept trying to move away from the clouds, but eventually they took over and it was gone (credit to Jakov for a great idea).


(http://otoien.zenfolio.com/img/s6/v134/p470697168.jpg)
Title: Re: [Theme] Show us your best moon images
Post by: Akira on November 14, 2016, 14:14:30
Still raining in Tokyo.  It's windy, too.   :'(
Title: Re: [Theme] Show us your best moon images
Post by: Jakov Minić on November 14, 2016, 14:35:20
Thanks Akira, I tend to agree, although it is hard to stop making more techical images too.  :D  The flat light on the moon allows some work on the contrast that otherwise is difficult.

The moon kept trying to move away from the clouds, but eventually they took over and it was gone (credit to Jakov for a great idea).


(http://otoien.zenfolio.com/img/s6/v134/p470697168.jpg)

Øivind, you have proven to be the master of moon imaging I have to come up with ideas to compete :)
Title: Re: [Theme] Show us your best moon images
Post by: John G on November 14, 2016, 21:27:19
The Super Moon

Today, November 14/2016, is the very rare event in Lunar Orbit. The Moon is in the Perigee Stage and is at its closest distance to the earth, not to be witnessed again until 2034. Combined with the moon being Full, it will be 30% brighter.
If a clear vision can be seen, this may be a once in a lifetime chance to capture our important neighbour.
If there are any in need of a quick photography instruction on how to make the most of this chance, www.photographylife.com has made the list of settings available. 
Title: Re: [Theme] Show us your best moon images
Post by: Øivind Tøien on November 14, 2016, 23:30:16
Øivind, you have proven to be the master of moon imaging I have to come up with ideas to compete :)

Jakov,  I really also liked your reverse moon idea a couple of pages back.  :D
Title: Re: [Theme] Show us your best moon images
Post by: pluton on November 15, 2016, 04:43:02
Here is a super moon rise.  It's an L.A. freeway scene(Frank, remember these?) with the moon rising over the mountains some 70 miles/112 kM away.  Shot through a metal screen fence that had to be installed on all the overpasses because too many people dropped large rocks and chunks of concrete onto the cars below back in the 1970's.  300/4 AF-S adapted to Fuji XE-1.  I used an older Aluminium Gitzo tripod which caused more shake than the newer, smaller CF Gitzo.
Title: Re: [Theme] Show us your best moon images
Post by: Akira on November 15, 2016, 04:57:51
Keith, this is a fine example of how the supermoon should be shot: at the moonrise!  The "star" effect of the lights probably caused by the metal screen fence works nicely here.
Title: Re: [Theme] Show us your best moon images
Post by: Øivind Tøien on November 15, 2016, 05:24:43
Keith, that is a great capture - just the right medicine for the super moon. I really like the simplicity of rear car lights, front lights and the moon light, all balanced very well.
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Post by: Jakov Minić on November 15, 2016, 11:29:05
That is is stunning shot Keith. As Akira said it, you shot the way it's supposed to be shot, low on the horizon.
Title: Re: [Theme] Show us your best moon images
Post by: Lars Hansen on November 15, 2016, 13:03:58
I shot this Saturday. I tried to get an interesting roof top into the frame but the moon was too low. Shot at 200mm (Fuji X) and cropped.
Unfortunately it was cloudy yesterday at the time of supermoon rise.   
Title: Re: [Theme] Show us your best moon images
Post by: Erik Lund on November 15, 2016, 15:29:41
Too cloudy here as well, too bad since it was clear skies all day until maybe an hour before moonrise,,,
Title: Re: [Theme] Show us your best moon images
Post by: Fons Baerken on November 16, 2016, 12:52:13
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5813/30213343554_92c6d89a5b_o.jpg)

previous to the super moon

D800 cv58mm @ /1.4
Title: Re: [Theme] Show us your best moon images
Post by: Akira on November 16, 2016, 12:59:55
Nice grasshopper's view, Fons!  :D
Title: Re: [Theme] Show us your best moon images
Post by: Fons Baerken on November 16, 2016, 16:11:54
Moon is rising over the dunes on the Dutch Northsea coast.
Title: Re: [Theme] Show us your best moon images
Post by: Akira on November 22, 2016, 18:00:55
Third quater moon.
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Post by: bobfriedman on November 22, 2016, 22:59:18
(http://www.pbase.com/bobfriedman/image/163785781/original.jpg)
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Post by: Erik Lund on November 24, 2016, 14:49:36
That's a funny capture :)
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Post by: bobfriedman on November 24, 2016, 18:39:07
That's a funny capture :)

practicing my compositing skills..
Title: Re: [Theme] Show us your best moon images
Post by: Jakov Minić on November 24, 2016, 22:04:36
The super moon getting away :)
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Post by: smusesuse on November 24, 2016, 22:31:03
Cheeky!   :)
Lovely picture, though.
Title: Re: [Theme] Show us your best moon images
Post by: Lorne on December 13, 2016, 23:46:56
Here is a composite of the Lunar eclipse of Sept. 2015. The implied curving path of the moon is for effect, but the tripod mounted Df + 85mm f/1.4D didn't move.

(https://c3.staticflickr.com/1/476/31591874546_4393c97f82_k.jpg)


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Post by: Øivind Tøien on December 14, 2016, 05:02:41

Nice one, Lorne. It sort of looks like the moon is about to drop into the ocean, with associated mood changes of the man in the moon.
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Post by: ArendV on December 15, 2016, 08:35:40
Nice Lorne and this was the full moon yesterday.

(https://c8.staticflickr.com/1/393/30846282943_462a5fcfc7_b.jpg)
full moon (https://flic.kr/p/NZMgfx) by Arend (https://www.flickr.com/photos/vermazeren/), on Flickr
Title: Re: [Theme] Show us your best moon images
Post by: Tom Hook on December 20, 2016, 04:27:59
Super Moon in November one month late
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Post by: pluton on December 20, 2016, 06:37:38
The most recent full moon rise, 13 Dec 2016, from the Cinder Cones area of the Mojave National Preserve.  Telephone wires left in, color realistic.
Title: Re: [Theme] Show us your best moon images
Post by: pluton on December 20, 2016, 06:39:23
Beautiful shots Lorne, Arendv, and Tom.
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Post by: tommiejeep on February 19, 2017, 05:25:45
Dreaming of distant travel
Please delete, I did something wrong on the Modify
Title: Re: [Theme] Show us your best moon images
Post by: tommiejeep on February 19, 2017, 07:03:47
Dreaming of distant travel
sony a7ii , Nikon 80-400 afs , Commlite adapter, handheld.  Not for Pix Peepers , and Jakov , the sensor is filthy and will spend today wet cleaning sensors  :(.   Just went to Low Key since my skies are characterless  ;)
Just lousy PP not a composite
Title: Re: [Theme] Show us your best moon images
Post by: Jack Dahlgren on February 19, 2017, 22:18:30
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/771/32617221270_1a9bc14ea5_h_d.jpg)
From earlier this week. The moon seems to have gone into hiding today.
Title: Re: [Theme] Show us your best moon images
Post by: Jim Covello on March 11, 2017, 04:57:02
Unsurprisingly, this is a two-exposure blend; one for the moon and one for the scene. I love this picture, but have failed to pull off a good print of it...it always ends up a little too dark in the trees.
Title: Re: [Theme] Show us your best moon images
Post by: Brute on April 09, 2017, 06:23:48
Hear that there is suppose to be a Pink Moon on Tuesday April 11th.
http://www.space.com/36040-april-full-moon.html
Title: Re: [Theme] Show us your best moon images
Post by: Asle Feten on May 08, 2017, 18:18:21
The moon set behind Hallingskarvet national park. As seen from my bedroom window.

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4159/33692271024_d44d51c746_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/TkgGmy)
Månen går ned bak Hallingskarvet (https://flic.kr/p/TkgGmy) by Asle Feten (https://www.flickr.com/photos/afoton/), on Flickr
Title: Re: [Theme] Show us your best moon images
Post by: CS on May 08, 2017, 18:55:19
Now, Asle, I can't make up my mind which shot I like better, this one, or the one in The Night Shot thread. Both are really nice.
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Post by: Asle Feten on May 08, 2017, 19:10:17
Now, Asle, I can't make up my mind which shot I like better, this one, or the one in The Night Shot thread. Both are really nice.

Thanks, they're only 10 minutes apart. (4:19 and 4:29 AM this morning)
Title: Re: [Theme] Show us your best moon images
Post by: BW on May 08, 2017, 22:17:09
If I had a bedroom window like yours, I would never sleep :)
Title: Re: [Theme] Show us your best moon images
Post by: Asle Feten on May 09, 2017, 16:18:34
There are many nights between each time the moon set from a cloudless sky in the blue hour. And with place for the tripod between the window and the bed, so one don't need to go stay up, there are much time to sleep.

Stellarium ( http://stellarium.org ) is a great tool for planning when one has to be awaken, this is a screenshot. With the sun 4-5° under the horizon at the actual time, it is just set the alarm clock.
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Post by: BW on May 09, 2017, 20:45:52
An elegant solution to the problem of staying up all night and appearing like a drunk at work the next day :)
Title: Re: [Theme] Show us your best moon images
Post by: Jakov Minić on May 09, 2017, 21:05:57
Asle, that is a great piece of information! Thanks!
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Post by: Akira on October 04, 2017, 13:08:54
BREAKING NEWS: NASA confirmed that the moon is made of green cheese.
Title: Re: [Theme] Show us your best moon images
Post by: Brute on October 07, 2017, 00:05:59
October Harvest moon setting 2017. Close to Portland , Oregon.
Not quite like the green cheese moon.  ;)
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Post by: ColinM on October 07, 2017, 00:10:02
Ours looked closer to Brute's than Akiras.
And given how poor the weather can be in Europe in October, we had a good night from the year's Harvest Moon
(I watched it as as I drove home that night, rather than trying to take a picture)
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Post by: gryphon1911 on October 11, 2017, 14:53:05
From Huntington Park, home of the Columbus Clippers baseball team.
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Post by: Patrick Berg-Pedersen on October 15, 2017, 17:03:22
Hi you all !! 👋🏼
Here’s some random shots I just found on my iPad! Most are from when I started with photography again after a few years of illness, in 2010. Shot with my D2X and Tokina AT-X PRO 11-16 2.8. The solar eclipse shot is a few years old, shot with my D800E and 300 2.8 vr with Bjørn’s TC-20E III (2xTC). The none-moon image is also a few years old, my wife was just walking towards me with a flashlight hanged on a bit of a tiny rope, so it could move a bit randomly.. D800E and ... That I don’t remember, but, it looks like I used a 24-70 2.8 at 24mm..


Have a nice sunday everyone!!! 😊👋🏼
Title: Re: [Theme] Show us your best moon images
Post by: Brute on December 11, 2017, 23:33:08
Bull Moon  :)
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Post by: Akira on January 31, 2018, 15:12:00
Super Blue Blood Moon (according to NASA  ;D)

GH5, Ai200mm/f4.0@f8.0, ISO800, 1/2sec.
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Post by: Jack Dahlgren on January 31, 2018, 17:28:49
Super Blue Blood Moon (according to NASA  ;D)

GH5, Ai200mm/f4.0@f8.0, ISO800, 1/2sec.
Nice colors Akira.

I don’t know what it says about me as a photographer, but even though I fished out the tripod and mounted my longest lens before going to bed last night, when the time came I was content to lie in bed and watch the shadows soften until the dimming moon disappeared behind a slender tree.

For the sun and the moon the eclipse is less than a heartbeat in their unwavering dance of millions of lifetimes.
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Post by: Akira on February 01, 2018, 00:41:07
Thanks, Jack.

The astral pageants like solar eclipse, lunar eclipse, transit of Venus etc. are fantastic opportunities to realize the universe in more exciting ways.
Title: Re: [Theme] Show us your best moon images
Post by: Jack Dahlgren on February 01, 2018, 00:58:24
Thanks, Jack.

The astral pageants like solar eclipse, lunar eclipse, transit of Venus etc. are fantastic opportunities to realize the universe in more exciting ways.

Yes they are. I’m particularly fond of the solstices.
Today it was more rewarding for me  to observe the moon rather than record it.
Title: Re: [Theme] Show us your best moon images
Post by: Akira on February 01, 2018, 04:34:49
Yes they are. I’m particularly fond of the solstices.
Today it was more rewarding for me  to observe the moon rather than record it.

Solstices can be more interesting than lunar eclipses, because the former causes the dramatic change of the lighting on the landscapes as well.  Maybe the lunar eclipse is enticing, nevertheless, because it is much more "silent".  :)
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Post by: Øivind Tøien on February 01, 2018, 09:36:10

The Eclipse arrived with beautiful clear weather here in Fairbanks, and on top of that it had warmed from from -32°C to a balmy -20°C. I had a really good time doing these captures and as an additional bonus some aurora showed up. I set up with the 300PF +TC-14E on the Skytracker at a nearby lake with free view to south-west. My only trouble was that precise focusing was tricky because of the unsteady seeing.
#1
(http://otoien.zenfolio.com/img/s/v-3/p2730712588.jpg)
NIKON D5100, f/4.5 @ 12 mm, 3s, ISO 1600


#2
(http://otoien.zenfolio.com/img/s/v-3/p2730712592.jpg)
NIKON D7100, f/6.3 @ 420 mm, 0.6s, ISO 100


#3
(http://otoien.zenfolio.com/img/s/v-3/p2730712587.jpg)
NIKON D7100, f/7.1 @ 420 mm, 10s, ISO 100


#4
(http://otoien.zenfolio.com/img/s/v-3/p2730712591.jpg)
NIKON D7100, f/7.1 @ 420 mm, 10s, ISO 100


#5
(http://otoien.zenfolio.com/img/s/v-3/p2730712603.jpg)
NIKON D7100, f/7.1 @ 420 mm, 10s, ISO 100


#6
(http://otoien.zenfolio.com/img/s/v-3/p2730712606.jpg)
 NIKON D7100, f/7.1 @ 420 mm, 3s, ISO 100


#7
(http://otoien.zenfolio.com/img/s/v-3/p2730712618.jpg)
NIKON D7100, f/7.1 @ 420 mm, 1s, ISO 100

I also tried using the AW1 for higher pixel density, but on this occasion it suffered from limitation of the the shutter speed to 1.3 seconds with the FT-1.

After the fact (I did not zoom in far enough in Stellarium) I became aware that there was supposed to be a nice star cluster (M44, the Beehive cluster) close to the moon during the eclipse. The messages so far in the DPReview astro forum indicates that it would have been tricky to expose both the moon and those small stars correctly. However here is a crop of a wideangle capture with overexposed moon showing what potentially could have been a nice frame:
#8
(http://otoien.zenfolio.com/img/s/v-3/p2730728511.jpg)
100% crop from NIKON D5100 with 12-24mm @ 17 mm f/4.5, 3s, ISO 1600



Title: Re: [Theme] Show us your best moon images
Post by: Erik Lund on February 01, 2018, 13:32:53
Very very nicely done! First shot with the setup really rocks!
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Post by: Olivier on February 01, 2018, 13:46:24
You both did well with the eclipse.
We were lucky to have only partly covered skies in Singapore and could therefore enjoy a nice view as well. We climbed on the rooftop of our building and had a beautiful show, the eclipsed moon over the business district. Here is a shot taken with the X-T1 and 18-55 kit lens.
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Post by: Akira on February 01, 2018, 14:23:23
Øivind, these are exemplary captures!  The setup image (#1) is a nice report of your shooting environment.

Olivier, I love your tasteful way to included the cityscape!
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Post by: armando_m on February 01, 2018, 15:45:09
Thanks for sharing the eclipse images, over here we had cloudy skies
Title: Re: [Theme] Show us your best moon images
Post by: Øivind Tøien on February 02, 2018, 03:26:46
Akira, you, did really well with only 200mm focal length and no tracker.
Oliver, nice capture, the structure in the foreground creates an interesting effect.

Thanks both of you and to Erik and Amando for the enthusiastic comments. The tracker was a great help in capturing these, with no need to crank up ISO during the total phase. I had been looking forward to try it on a lunar eclipse after getting it and it did no disappoint.  I am sorry for your cloudy sky Amando; I did not realize it would potentially be visible that far south, could have given some nice opportunities with position close to the horizon.
Title: Re: [Theme] Show us your best moon images
Post by: Akira on February 02, 2018, 04:15:11
Akira, you, did really well with only 200mm focal length and no tracker.

Øivind, thank you.  I was lucky.  Apparently the sharpness in the center of the lens, the dense sensor and the decent noise performance helped.  :)
Title: Re: [Theme] Show us your best moon images
Post by: Jim Covello on February 02, 2018, 05:32:14
Super Blue Blood Moon over Picacho Peak, Arizona
Nikon D850 with 70-200 f/4G at 100mm, f/4.0, 2.0 sec, ISO 800

Did not have the focus spot on, but you probably can't tell at this size.
Title: Re: [Theme] Show us your best moon images
Post by: Øivind Tøien on February 02, 2018, 05:39:51
Super Blue Blood Moon over Picacho Peak, Arizona
Nikon D850 with 70-200 f/4G at 100mm, f/4.0, 2.0 sec, ISO 800

Did not have the focus spot on, but you probably can't tell at this size.

(http://nikongear.net/revival/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=1867.0;attach=31158;image)


That is really nice James, I like that you also captured  some stars, well done!
Title: Re: [Theme] Show us your best moon images
Post by: Øivind Tøien on April 01, 2018, 10:43:11

The eclipsed moon in January was special as it was the second full moon of the month ("blue moon") in addition to being on the closer side, and now again we got two full moons in March. So it is proper to present the "Double Blue Moon" as a follow up to the lunar eclipse, if not a particularly creative attempt:

(http://otoien.zenfolio.com/img/s/v-3/p2805248350.jpg)
Nikon AW1 with 300mm f/4 PF +TC14E @ f/7.1
Title: Re: [Theme] Show us your best moon images
Post by: armando_m on April 01, 2018, 16:27:34
The eclipsed moon in January was special as it was the second full moon of the month ("blue moon") in addition to being on the closer side, and now again we got two full moons in March. So it is proper to present the "Double Blue Moon" as a follow up to the lunar eclipse, if not a particularly creative attempt:
....
Nikon AW1 with 300mm f/4 PF +TC14E @ f/7.1
Øivind ,
Impressive image , feels like the moon can be touched from here

Here is the second blue moon of 2018
D800, 70-300zoom @300mm f/8, iso 3200, 1/1.6 sec
Needed some localized adjustments on the moon to reduce highlights and saturation

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Post by: Øivind Tøien on April 01, 2018, 21:13:55

Amando, thanks for the commenting. Excellent timing - thanks for posting this beautiful capture here too, and proving that the blue moon is not really blue.  I think your moon looks bigger  :) .
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Post by: pluton on April 02, 2018, 05:09:05
Very nice moon shot, Armando.
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Post by: Fons Baerken on June 29, 2018, 12:37:00
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1807/42367202334_250838387d_b.jpg)

Speeding by a full moon
Title: Re: [Theme] Show us your best moon images
Post by: Akira on July 08, 2018, 19:31:25
I love the crescent moon...
Title: Re: [Theme] Show us your best moon images
Post by: ColinM on July 08, 2018, 22:17:33
Sorry, no image to post.
But when I woke at 03:30am and the crescent moon was shining brightly, I spent a while examining it with some binoculars.

Had to steady myself on my tripod, but it was fascinating to have the time to discover the textures of the light side, then watch the dark side emerge & add the 3D dimension to the moon.
Title: Re: [Theme] Show us your best moon images
Post by: Akira on July 08, 2018, 23:01:32
Sorry, no image to post.
But when I woke at 03:30am and the crescent moon was shining brightly, I spent a while examining it with some binoculars.

Had to steady myself on my tripod, but it was fascinating to have the time to discover the textures of the light side, then watch the dark side emerge & add the 3D dimension to the moon.

Colin, yes, the crescent moon is the best to appreciate its intriguing texture of the surface.  Even just the shape is mysterious and attractive.
Title: Re: [Theme] Show us your best moon images
Post by: Mongo on July 09, 2018, 02:15:35
One composition of the "blood Moon" which occurs every so many years and another straight forward but hopefully accurate image of the moon.

From memory, the first was with 200-400 f4 and D200 or D800 and the latter with 600mm f4 + x1.4 converter on D800 (taken mid afternoon in a bright blue sky)
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Post by: Øivind Tøien on July 09, 2018, 12:16:43
Excellent 3D rendering and tones in the last one, Mongo, thanks for posting!
Title: Re: [Theme] Show us your best moon images
Post by: Mongo on July 09, 2018, 12:59:00
thanks Oivind and thanks for starting this series.
Title: Re: [Theme] Show us your best moon images
Post by: Jakov Minić on July 09, 2018, 14:32:36
I prefer the zoom in/out version of the first image. Great idea!
Not that i dislike the second image, Mongo :)
Title: Re: [Theme] Show us your best moon images
Post by: Mongo on July 10, 2018, 02:50:51
I prefer the zoom in/out version of the first image. Great idea!
Not that i dislike the second image, Mongo :)

thanks Jakov. Mongo was hoping someone might like the nature of the exercise Mongo was attempting with #1.
Title: Re: [Theme] Show us your best moon images
Post by: Patrick Berg-Pedersen on August 23, 2018, 16:56:33
Another moon image...
This is the first of many images in a new "collection" that I’m calling Cambrian (in Norwegian; Kambrium).
The moon 🌓 was shot with my D810 and Nikkor 300 2.8 VR with TC 20 E III, - 600 5.6..
This is not the final image though, it’s only a draft I were playing a bit with.
Title: Re: [Theme] Show us your best moon images
Post by: Patrick Berg-Pedersen on August 23, 2018, 17:16:14
And...even more moon images...  ???
Some of these are from 2011, shot with my D2X and Tokina 11-16 2.8, (which is really a great lens!), and a shitty tripod, again... The others were shot with D3X, D3S, D800E and D810, lenses varied.
Please pardon me if I’ve posted a pic or two of these before!  ;)
Title: Re: [Theme] Show us your best moon images
Post by: Erik Lund on August 23, 2018, 17:58:24
Some really creative moon images ;) Thanks!
Title: Re: [Theme] Show us your best moon images
Post by: Patrick Berg-Pedersen on August 24, 2018, 08:08:28
Some really creative moon images ;) Thanks!

Really?? Perhaps I should show off my more experimentalt kind of images in the future.

Thank you so much Erik!! 😊🙋🏻‍♂️

Wishing you a great weekend!!
Title: Re: [Theme] Show us your best moon images
Post by: Patrick Berg-Pedersen on September 07, 2018, 10:44:56
Øivind ,
Impressive image , feels like the moon can be touched from here

Here is the second blue moon of 2018
D800, 70-300zoom @300mm f/8, iso 3200, 1/1.6 sec
Needed some localized adjustments on the moon to reduce highlights and saturation



Love this shot, Armando!! Really cool with the city lights and the blood moon subtle in the background!!
Title: Re: [Theme] Show us your best moon images
Post by: golunvolo on October 02, 2018, 15:02:37
Mirror moon
Title: Re: [Theme] Show us your best moon images
Post by: Akira on October 03, 2018, 00:54:05
Patrick, this is a nice series.  The last one is not the moon, I guess?

Paco, I like the overall atmosphere and (presumably) the way the reflected foliage is turned into clouds.
Title: Re: [Theme] Show us your best moon images
Post by: Akira on October 25, 2018, 11:32:16
The experimental moon image I posted yesterday was blurry.  Today I shot the moon still at the lower altitude using more proper settings.

D750, Ai 200/4.0, Tripod.
Title: Re: [Theme] Show us your best moon images
Post by: Øivind Tøien on October 25, 2018, 12:02:40

Definitely sharper Akira  ;D , very atmospheric capture. the low vantage point with the foreground works very well.

Lots of nice captures Patric and Paco, very creative.
Title: Re: [Theme] Show us your best moon images
Post by: Birna Rørslett on October 25, 2018, 12:07:19
Eclipsed moon
Title: Re: [Theme] Show us your best moon images
Post by: Akira on October 25, 2018, 12:18:46
Definitely sharper Akira  ;D , very atmospheric capture. the low vantage point with the foreground works very well.

Thank you, Øivind.  I guess the moon travels faster than the sun?  I had to act quickly and get the shot before the moon got too high.

Eclipsed moon

Birna, this is one of my favorite images from your legendary website!
Title: Re: [Theme] Show us your best moon images
Post by: Birna Rørslett on October 25, 2018, 12:24:39
Thanks, Akira. Taken with the 500/4P.
Title: Re: [Theme] Show us your best moon images
Post by: Fons Baerken on October 25, 2018, 12:33:30
Which..

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1973/43265274220_26e31e0566_o.jpg)

..new moon
Title: Re: [Theme] Show us your best moon images
Post by: Birna Rørslett on October 25, 2018, 13:49:35
Corn marigold Glebionis segetum and autumn moon. To get the low vantage point required, I was crouching in a nearby ditch. My Sachtler tripod didn't object to the water and I wasn't asked.

Nikon D3, 1200/11 ED-IF Nikkor. I later discovered this lens got a hot spot if the front 122mm filter was installed (which is precisely the situation for this image).
Title: Re: [Theme] Show us your best moon images
Post by: Jakov Minić on October 25, 2018, 17:21:16
Birna is the last image a composite of two images?
all images on this page are breathtaking and show a lot of creativity, especially the last image of the series made by Patrick. Haven't got a clue how it was made? :)
Title: Re: [Theme] Show us your best moon images
Post by: Birna Rørslett on October 25, 2018, 17:52:03
Birna is the last image a composite of two images?
--

Double exposure in-camera according to my notes.
Title: Re: [Theme] Show us your best moon images
Post by: Birna Rørslett on October 25, 2018, 20:32:17
Moon Raker
Title: Re: [Theme] Show us your best moon images
Post by: golunvolo on October 25, 2018, 21:18:57
Birna, those moon images are a constant inspiration.
Title: Re: [Theme] Show us your best moon images
Post by: Birna Rørslett on October 25, 2018, 21:21:25
Moon & Sun Eclipsed
Title: Re: [Theme] Show us your best moon images
Post by: Birna Rørslett on October 25, 2018, 21:22:23
Dark side of the Moon

(or why meditating during morning coffee break can be causing trouble)
Title: Re: [Theme] Show us your best moon images
Post by: Birna Rørslett on October 25, 2018, 21:27:02
Moon is a harsh mistress
Title: Re: [Theme] Show us your best moon images
Post by: Seapy on October 25, 2018, 23:36:20
Moon Raker

Brilliant!  ;D
Title: Re: [Theme] Show us your best moon images
Post by: Birna Rørslett on October 25, 2018, 23:53:41
A conventional Moon for a change. Mid November golden moon arising over foggy conifer forests in my neighbourhood some years ago.
Title: Re: [Theme] Show us your best moon images
Post by: ArthurDent on October 26, 2018, 11:30:49
A conventional Moon for a change. Mid November golden moon arising over foggy conifer forests in my neighbourhood some years ago.

Just a striking image, very nice shot!
Title: Re: [Theme] Show us your best moon images
Post by: John Geerts on October 26, 2018, 11:54:17
Yes, I like it too.  Very atmospheric.   

The other moon images are great too.
Title: Re: [Theme] Show us your best moon images
Post by: Akira on October 29, 2018, 14:38:59
Cat's eye.
Title: Re: [Theme] Show us your best moon images
Post by: Øivind Tøien on November 17, 2018, 12:38:25

Nice to see some of your classic moon images here Birna, thanks for posting! The new one is also really beautiful.

Interesting with the moon peeking out behind the clouds, Akira.

Last night there was a conjunction between Mars and the moon, first image with 300mm f/4 PF and the last one with 105mm f/2.5 AIS. The seeing was pretty poor this close to the horizon.
#1
(https://otoien.zenfolio.com/img/s/v-3/p3184297437.jpg)


#2
(https://otoien.zenfolio.com/img/s/v-3/p3184297436.jpg)



Title: Re: [Theme] Show us your best moon images
Post by: Akira on November 17, 2018, 12:55:25
Thank you, Øivind.

I prefer the second image that conveys the atmosphere really well.
Title: Re: [Theme] Show us your best moon images
Post by: Øivind Tøien on November 17, 2018, 22:42:02

Thanks for the comment Akira. The second image is also my favorite. I was out a bit too late to get the moon surface details with non-black night sky in the first one.
Title: Re: [Theme] Show us your best moon images
Post by: Akira on November 21, 2018, 10:29:17
I'm pretty much bored with the straightforward full moon shot.  But the clouds keep me interested.  :)
Title: Re: [Theme] Show us your best moon images
Post by: Fons Baerken on November 21, 2018, 10:33:31
I'm pretty much bored with the straightforward full moon shot.  But the clouds keep me interested.  :)

Very nice Akira.
Title: Re: [Theme] Show us your best moon images
Post by: golunvolo on November 21, 2018, 10:41:30
Very, very nice Akira. A whole statement of taste and style. A fantastic image.


   Thanks a lot for sharing
Title: Re: [Theme] Show us your best moon images
Post by: Akira on November 21, 2018, 12:53:37
Very nice Akira.

Very, very nice Akira. A whole statement of taste and style. A fantastic image.


   Thanks a lot for sharing

Thank you, Fons and Paco.

It's nice to have the nature to help my shooting.  :)
Title: Re: [Theme] Show us your best moon images
Post by: Øivind Tøien on November 22, 2018, 00:37:41
I'm pretty much bored with the straightforward full moon shot.  But the clouds keep me interested.  :)

Those clouds makes for a very nice nice mystical feeling to the image, well seen. Thanks for posting.
Title: Re: [Theme] Show us your best moon images
Post by: Akira on November 22, 2018, 00:44:10
Those clouds makes for a very nice nice mystical feeling to the image, well seen. Thanks for posting.

Thank you, Øivind, for kind words.  Glad you like it.
Title: Re: [Theme] Show us your best moon images
Post by: Gary on November 22, 2018, 05:05:12
All these Moon shot are wonderful.  Thank you, all of you, for sharing.   8)
Title: Re: [Theme] Show us your best moon images
Post by: armando_m on November 22, 2018, 16:30:04
I'm pretty much bored with the straightforward full moon shot.  But the clouds keep me interested.  :)
Wonderful shot

a good variation to keep the interest going
Title: Re: [Theme] Show us your best moon images
Post by: Akira on November 22, 2018, 17:29:42
Wonderful shot

a good variation to keep the interest going

Thank you, Armando!
Title: Re: [Theme] Show us your best moon images
Post by: Birna Rørslett on November 22, 2018, 18:34:00
Power Moon
Title: Re: [Theme] Show us your best moon images
Post by: Øivind Tøien on November 22, 2018, 21:54:19

Very nice how you caught the movement of the windmill blades, Birna -  balances well to the moon, thanks for posting!
Title: Re: [Theme] Show us your best moon images
Post by: Bruno Schroder on November 24, 2018, 00:32:56
Impressive serie, Birna.

Following Akira's lead, moon with clouds
Title: Re: [Theme] Show us your best moon images
Post by: Akira on November 24, 2018, 01:27:24
Impressive serie, Birna.

Following Akira's lead, moon with clouds

Bruno, I like this pale tone!
Title: Re: [Theme] Show us your best moon images
Post by: Øivind Tøien on November 24, 2018, 06:36:31
Nice dramatic clouds, Bruno!
Title: Re: [Theme] Show us your best moon images
Post by: Jakov Minić on November 24, 2018, 18:44:26
What's a moon without a cloud?
Or in Birna's case a wind turbine.
Great shots!
Title: Re: [Theme] Show us your best moon images
Post by: Bruno Schroder on November 25, 2018, 09:22:57
Thank you, Akira, Øivind and Jakob.
Title: Re: [Theme] Show us your best moon images
Post by: fentriss on December 10, 2018, 21:44:46
of course propably not the best, thought. But every new camera needs a moon-test-shot. so it did it with the d850 + ed-afs500f4 x nikon1,4 x tamron2,0 - there are some color artefacts. The photo-image was taken at the austrian alps, at 1300 meters high.
Please download here. 4,9mb (http://malus.exotica.org.uk/~zeg/images/august/DSC1717mondx14px20pp.jpg) bye bye,richard
Title: Re: [Theme] Show us your best moon images
Post by: MFloyd on February 18, 2019, 08:31:31
Super Moon on 18-19 February 2019

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/46408606034_64a55fd8c3_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2dGYeHU)
_8503029.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2dGYeHU)
Moon over the Jura (CH), starting to hide behind the mountains
Nikon D850
Nikkor 70.0-200.0 mm f/2.8E FL
ƒ/5.6  400.0 mm 1/125s ISO 200

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/46770311492_dc642bea89_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2efW59U)
IMG_0648.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2efW59U)
Using PhotoPills as planning tool which I highly recommend (at least for a beginner as me).
https://www.photopills.com
Title: Re: [Theme] Show us your best moon images
Post by: Birna Rørslett on February 18, 2019, 09:27:54
Looks like the software made the foundation of a successful photograph :D
Title: Re: [Theme] Show us your best moon images
Post by: MFloyd on February 18, 2019, 15:14:15
Thank you Birna 😊 Still have a lot of blurriness: I was photographing from a room with an open window on the cold outdoors; may be not stabilized enough.
Title: Re: [Theme] Show us your best moon images
Post by: beryllium10 on February 18, 2019, 17:07:03
I like it very much as is.  I wouldn't sacrifice the colour or the foreground for a clearer view.  And I particularly like how the light just catches the crater rims around the dark edge - two prominent ones are Pythagoras at 12:00 and Grimaldi at about 9:30.  Rain in the forecast here so I doubt we'll see it tonight.  Cheers,  John
Title: Re: [Theme] Show us your best moon images
Post by: marco on February 18, 2019, 17:50:55
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7902/46222334675_12a308e9cd_b.jpg)

Bloodmoon pier Scheveningen.
Title: Re: [Theme] Show us your best moon images
Post by: pluton on February 18, 2019, 19:45:18
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7902/46222334675_12a308e9cd_b.jpg)

Bloodmoon pier Scheveningen.
Nice one, Marco.  Was this a single, in-camera exposure?
Title: Re: [Theme] Show us your best moon images
Post by: BW on February 18, 2019, 21:11:21
Here is one taken a few years ago. The speed of the moon in the viewfinder was incredible at this magnification. A minor crop of the whole frame.
Title: Re: [Theme] Show us your best moon images
Post by: Akira on February 18, 2019, 22:40:00
Christian and Borge, your extreme closeups are amazing!  I know that the moon travels unbelievably fast even in much lower magnification (like through a 300mm lens on FX).  How long the lenses you used were?
Title: Re: [Theme] Show us your best moon images
Post by: Akira on February 18, 2019, 22:40:48
Bloodmoon pier Scheveningen.

Marco, I love this fantastical image...
Title: Re: [Theme] Show us your best moon images
Post by: MFloyd on February 18, 2019, 23:12:17
Christian and Borge, your extreme closeups are amazing!  I know that the moon travels unbelievably fast even in much lower magnification (like through a 300mm lens on FX).  How long the lenses you used were?

Thank you Akira  ;) Mine, 400mm, but heavily cropped i.e. up to 2000 x 2000 px from a D850 full resolution capture.
Title: Re: [Theme] Show us your best moon images
Post by: Akira on February 18, 2019, 23:30:00
Thank you Akira  ;) Mine, 400mm, but heavily cropped i.e. up to 2000 x 2000 px from a D850 full resolution capture.

Thank you for the details.  So, it should be an equivalent of well over 1000mm!
Title: Re: [Theme] Show us your best moon images
Post by: MFloyd on February 19, 2019, 00:08:36


Bloodmoon pier Scheveningen.

Excellent !
Title: Re: [Theme] Show us your best moon images
Post by: pluton on February 19, 2019, 03:26:49
The speed of the moon in the viewfinder was incredible at this magnification. A minor crop of the whole frame.
Amazing shot...well done!
Title: Re: [Theme] Show us your best moon images
Post by: beryllium10 on February 19, 2019, 05:24:11
Marco and Børge, very different but both stunning photos.  Cheers,  John
Title: Re: [Theme] Show us your best moon images
Post by: MFloyd on February 19, 2019, 10:01:31
Another one of this morning at the blue hour (7:11:32 GMT+2):

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7861/47143824801_2e9abfaa49_h.jpg)
Super Moon over the Jura (CH)
Nikon D850
Nikkor 70.0-200.0 mm f/2.8E FL + 2x
ƒ/5.6  400.0 mm 1/80s ISO 320
Title: Re: [Theme] Show us your best moon images
Post by: BW on February 19, 2019, 11:31:55
Christian and Borge, your extreme closeups are amazing!  I know that the moon travels unbelievably fast even in much lower magnification (like through a 300mm lens on FX).  How long the lenses you used were?

I used a 600mm with 2x converter on m4/3 camera. It was windy, I had a lousy tripod and not to well dressed for the conditions. It was like panning a bird without a panning head ;D
Title: Re: [Theme] Show us your best moon images
Post by: Akira on February 19, 2019, 11:34:40
I used a 600mm with 2x converter on m4/3 camera. It was windy, I had a lousy tripod and not to well dressed for the conditions. It was like panning a bird without a panning head ;D

Thank you for the details.  Your explanation rather makes the image even more amazing!
Title: Re: [Theme] Show us your best moon images
Post by: ColinM on February 19, 2019, 21:04:11
Beautiful images everyone.
I watched this moon rise yesterday evening whilst I was out on my bike. Tried to take a few pix on my mobile but they were forgettable.

It was even more beautiful this morning, setting as I was getting up and gliding in and out of a bank of clouds.
Sadly I had a tight schedule and no time for pix. I really regret not being more organised now.

Thank you all for sharing
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Post by: Fons Baerken on February 20, 2019, 20:45:44
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7817/32217357137_6bc779a377_o.jpg)

Tonight 20 feb. 2019, handheld shot D500, 300mm f/2.8@f5.6, 1/800, iso 200, ev-2, processed and cropped in ps.
Title: Re: [Theme] Show us your best moon images
Post by: Bruno Schroder on February 20, 2019, 21:46:35
taken during the eclipse … polymorphic shadow :)
Title: Re: [Theme] Show us your best moon images
Post by: Tejpor on February 20, 2019, 22:52:13
Dear all, let me join with my take of the 'supermoon' from yesterday. A single, full frame shot.
Title: Re: [Theme] Show us your best moon images
Post by: Jacques Pochoy on February 21, 2019, 00:32:56
Great moon views from all ! I peculiarly like Fons' one, quite dramatic :-)

Alas my faithful Df is at Nikon for a change of it's "leatherette" cladding, front back and even the aperture knob one. I feel naked without that camera  ;)
Title: Re: [Theme] Show us your best moon images
Post by: aerobat on February 21, 2019, 05:53:22
Supermoon rise in the morning; my first attempt at moon photography; D750 with AF-S 300mm PF and TC 1.4
Title: Re: [Theme] Show us your best moon images
Post by: MFloyd on February 21, 2019, 10:43:17
For moon shots, somebody taught me the « rule of 100 ». If you want the moon to be of the same size as an object, house, monument, you multiply the size of the former by 100 and that represents the distance from which you make your moon shot.

Example: house with a size of 12 meters; for the moon to be as big as the house: shooting distance = 12m x 100 = 1200m.
Title: Re: [Theme] Show us your best moon images
Post by: Fons Baerken on February 21, 2019, 11:30:47
Great moon views from all ! I peculiarly like Fons' one, quite dramatic :-)

Alas my faithful Df is at Nikon for a change of it's "leatherette" cladding, front back and even the aperture knob one. I feel naked without that camera  ;)

Not much of a moonshooter myself, trial and error on exposure.
Thank you Jacques.
Title: Re: [Theme] Show us your best moon images
Post by: Fons Baerken on February 21, 2019, 11:31:29
For moon shots, somebody taught me the « rule of 100 ». If you want the moon to be as bis as an object, house, monument, you multiply the size of the former by 100 and that represents the distance from which you make your moon shot.

Example: house with a size of 12 meters; for the moon to be as big as the house: shooting distance = 12m x 100 = 1200m.

I am not sure i understand this.
Title: Re: [Theme] Show us your best moon images
Post by: MFloyd on February 21, 2019, 20:29:32
I am not sure i understand this.

Full explanation and illustration hereunder: 😉

https://www.photopills.com/articles/how-shoot-striking-full-moon-silhouettes-videos
Title: Re: [Theme] Show us your best moon images
Post by: marco on February 21, 2019, 21:27:56
Nice one, Marco.  Was this a single, in-camera exposure?

Thank you Keith, yes it was a single in camera exposure.
Taken with the D850/zeiss milvus 50mm lens.
Title: Re: [Theme] Show us your best moon images
Post by: Jakov Minić on February 22, 2019, 07:54:42
Full explanation and illustration hereunder: 😉

https://www.photopills.com/articles/how-shoot-striking-full-moon-silhouettes-videos

Thank you  for the link, I thoroughly enjoyed the Halloween Massacre :)
Title: Re: [Theme] Show us your best moon images
Post by: Øivind Tøien on February 22, 2019, 09:29:30
Nice extreme closeups MFloyd and Børge and Tejpor, well done getting the foreground working. The supermoon behind Atlas has a very nice atmosphere, I like how only part of the moon is showing.

Very nice eclipse Marco, well done getting both the eclipsed moon in a single exposure in spite of the intense city lights.

Interesting effect with the clouds Fons. Mystic shadow over the eclipsed moon, Bruno.

Isn't the 300PF such a nice lens to shoot the moon with Daniel?

Here are some different uses of the lens on the moon, all handheld as I recall, only the first one with TC-14E. (These are not B&W or sepia toned, just how the colors came out):

(https://otoien.zenfolio.com/img/s/v-3/p3304100481.jpg)


(https://otoien.zenfolio.com/img/s/v-3/p3304100479.jpg)


After the Supermoon, the moon is about to shrink.

(https://otoien.zenfolio.com/img/s/v-3/p3304100482.jpg)


Oh well could not resist a more technical supermoon capture in spite of seeing not being the best...

(https://otoien.zenfolio.com/img/s/v-3/p3304100480.jpg)
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Post by: MFloyd on February 22, 2019, 10:34:17
Thank you  for the link, I thoroughly enjoyed the Halloween Massacre :)

You are welcome  ;)

Nice extreme closeups MFloyd and Børge and Tejpor, well done getting the foreground working. The supermoon behind Atlas has a very nice atmosphere, I like how only part of the moon is showing.
...

With pleasure. Quite new for me (moon & milky way shots) and still a lot (if not all) to learn. Waiting for the 500mm PF, and a decent tripod.  :D

...
(These are not B&W or sepia toned, just how the colors came out):
...

I had a good experience by setting colour temperature at 5'500K, and, by miracle, colours came back.. :o
Title: Re: [Theme] Show us your best moon images
Post by: Øivind Tøien on February 22, 2019, 11:07:42
I had a good experience by setting colour temperature at 5'500K, and, by miracle, colours came back.. :o
Thanks for commenting. A little color comes back, but it is not the cold tones often present with moonlight but dampened orange from light pollution. I think the original WB caused the cold light originating from moon and the sky to mostly cancel out the orange of the light pollution.
Title: Re: [Theme] Show us your best moon images
Post by: Fons Baerken on March 11, 2019, 19:36:17
March 11 2019, moon in Taurus

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7807/47351451781_2683edf3b6_o.jpg)

D850 300mm f/2.8  2,8 x converter
Title: Re: [Theme] Show us your best moon images
Post by: golunvolo on March 17, 2019, 20:34:45
IR evening moon.
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Post by: pluton on March 19, 2019, 07:14:37
I like Paco's IR moon.
Title: Re: [Theme] Show us your best moon images
Post by: Akira on March 19, 2019, 13:02:20
Paco, I like your artistic use of chromatic aberration!
Title: Re: [Theme] Show us your best moon images
Post by: golunvolo on March 19, 2019, 20:40:51
Thank you both  :)
Title: Re: [Theme] Show us your best moon images
Post by: Birna Rørslett on March 19, 2019, 23:06:04
 喜多郎: Full Moon Story

Very dark winter night, full moon shining through a frosty mist.

(http://nikongear.net/revival/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=8075.0;attach=38313;image)

Rodenstock 100mm f/1.6 XR-Heligon on the Z6, 32000 ISO, 1/250 sec.

Timber is Scots Pine, by the way. Freshly cut the logs smell divinely.
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Post by: Akira on March 20, 2019, 00:09:13
喜多郎: Full Moon Story

Very dark winter night, full moon shining through a frosty mist.

Rodenstock 100mm f/1.6 XR-Heligon on the Z6, 32000 ISO, 1/250 sec.

Timber is Scots Pine, by the way. Freshly cut the logs smell divinely.

Fabulous image.  Still quite cold out there?
Title: Re: [Theme] Show us your best moon images
Post by: Birna Rørslett on March 20, 2019, 00:22:19
Quite cold during nights, last days have seen + degrees for a change. We have had two major snow falls the last week, though. So spring isn't here yet.
Title: Re: [Theme] Show us your best moon images
Post by: golunvolo on March 20, 2019, 15:23:06
Moon and nebulae. I guess is IR moon week for me  ;D Taken with the sun high in the sky around 3p.m.
Title: Re: [Theme] Show us your best moon images
Post by: Birna Rørslett on March 20, 2019, 15:24:58
Better and better by each moon :D
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Post by: golunvolo on March 20, 2019, 15:27:05
 ;D ;)
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Post by: Jakov Minić on March 20, 2019, 15:46:45
Moon and nebulae. I guess is IR moon week for me  ;D Taken with the sun high in the sky around 3p.m.
Paco, Paco, Paco!!!
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Post by: Erik Lund on March 20, 2019, 17:01:03
Amazing image Paco!
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Post by: golunvolo on March 20, 2019, 18:05:39
Thank you, happy yiu like it!
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Post by: acgiannopo on March 20, 2019, 23:19:38
Supermoon night tonight and i tried to take some interesting shots. Unfortunately, the sky was too cloudy but that was ok. I used my Nikon D700 and the Nikkor 135mm f/2 ai-s with a 2x converter. I shot several frames of Poseidon's Temple at cape Sounio, Attica which stacked at PS in order to reduce noise. Since the moon rose away from the temple i had to add it in the frame digitaly.
Images were edited in LR and PS. Enjoy.

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7805/46706443854_862dc5d732_h.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2eahJwJ)DSC_4507-Edit (https://flic.kr/p/2eahJwJ) by Achilleas Giannopoulos (https://www.flickr.com/photos/acgiannopo/), on Flickr

And another one, more creative.

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7922/40464405373_e00bc2cfed_h.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/24DGDXB)DSC_4513-Edit-2 (https://flic.kr/p/24DGDXB) by Achilleas Giannopoulos (https://www.flickr.com/photos/acgiannopo/), on Flickr
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Post by: Birna Rørslett on March 20, 2019, 23:33:56
Actually I prefer the first version. It doesn't look so "artificial" for lack of a better term.
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Post by: Øivind Tøien on March 21, 2019, 00:10:59
Actually I prefer the first version. It doesn't look so "artificial" for lack of a better term.
I think I agree; it is also about composition and balance that works better in the first one.

Paco, Your second IR moon is even better than the first one.

Birna, very nice forest atmosphere, I can almost feel the nice cold air of the night.

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Post by: CS on March 21, 2019, 00:25:17
Supermoon night tonight and i tried to take some interesting shots. Unfortunately, the sky was too cloudy but that was ok. I used my Nikon D700 and the Nikkor 135mm f/2 ai-s with a 2x converter. I shot several frames of Poseidon's Temple at cape Sounio, Attica which stacked at PS in order to reduce noise. Since the moon rose away from the temple i had to add it in the frame digitaly.
Images were edited in LR and PS. Enjoy.

Another vote for the first one, that I like a lot!
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Post by: beryllium10 on March 21, 2019, 05:16:04
Moon setting over the Olympic Mts this morning.  Wonderfully clear skies for this time of year - several other photographers (and many dog-walkers with their iPhones) were rewarded for getting up early. 
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Post by: Nasos Kosmas on March 21, 2019, 05:55:18
Very nice moon images
Achilleas I also prefer the first one for the same reason
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Post by: Øivind Tøien on March 21, 2019, 08:10:13
Moon setting over the Olympic Mts this morning.  Wonderfully clear skies for this time of year - several other photographers (and many dog-walkers with their iPhones) were rewarded for getting up early.

That is beautiful, beryllium10, very nice tones.
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Post by: Erik Lund on March 21, 2019, 09:32:39
All extremely nice! Yes first one for the composition.
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Post by: acgiannopo on March 21, 2019, 11:36:45
Moon setting over the Olympic Mts this morning.  Wonderfully clear skies for this time of year - several other photographers (and many dog-walkers with their iPhones) were rewarded for getting up early.

WOW! Great shot.
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Post by: acgiannopo on March 21, 2019, 11:40:27
Another vote for the first one, that I like a lot!

I think I agree; it is also about composition and balance that works better in the first one.

Paco, Your second IR moon is even better than the first one.

Birna, very nice forest atmosphere, I can almost feel the nice cold air of the night.



Actually I prefer the first version. It doesn't look so "artificial" for lack of a better term.

I also liked the first more but here is another one. I think that this is my favorite.

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7816/33554812118_33461609bc_h.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/T88bBq)Super moon at Poseidon's temple, cape Sounion. (https://flic.kr/p/T88bBq) by Achilleas Giannopoulos (https://www.flickr.com/photos/acgiannopo/), on Flickr

I also took some images of the moon set this morning as moon stock images in order to composite some more...
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Post by: golunvolo on March 21, 2019, 14:49:12
Moon setting over the Olympic Mts this morning.  Wonderfully clear skies for this time of year - several other photographers (and many dog-walkers with their iPhones) were rewarded for getting up early.
Striking shot.

   Achilleas, I prefer the first one still and then the 3rd one but what I really like is the temple itself, location and lighting. I like you time choice to show them all
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Post by: golunvolo on March 25, 2019, 00:03:12
We were talking recently about the plane trail being more visible in IR. The contrast with the black sky and yet lots of light to see the fumes certanly helps.
  d200 ir with 70-300 vr
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Post by: Øivind Tøien on March 25, 2019, 00:21:29

Very nice use of IR, Paco. I side with you on the first temple image still being preferable.
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Post by: Akira on March 25, 2019, 00:33:24
We were talking recently about the plane trail being more visible in IR. The contrast with the black sky and yet lots of light to see the fumes certanly helps.
  d200 ir with 70-300 vr

Yes, the clear rendition of the contrail really helps here.  Nice composition as well!
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Post by: pluton on April 22, 2019, 06:38:21
Pre-full moon and some atmosphere, just after sundown, April 16.  180/2.8 AiS on Fuji 'DX'.
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Post by: John Geerts on April 22, 2019, 06:47:26
Beautiful Keith

A low moon last week just after sunrise
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Post by: beryllium10 on April 22, 2019, 15:43:49
John, your moon-at-dawn photo is very evocative.  It takes me straight to northern Europe.  It could be almost any small city or outer suburb (I like how all of the signs, the street, the buildings are slightly blurred, so I can't tell where).  The streets are quiet, the city is just waking up, there is a bakery open just around the corner ...
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Post by: mxbianco on May 14, 2019, 21:07:50
Sunrise atop the Mont Ventoux: 19 aug 2016

Ciao from Massimo
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Post by: mxbianco on May 22, 2019, 08:18:31
Midday moon

Shot on Nov.01 2015 12:18, 300mm, DX crop


Ciao from Massimo
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Post by: Jakov Minić on May 22, 2019, 09:08:25
2 beuatiful moon images, Massimo!
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Post by: mxbianco on May 23, 2019, 02:10:52
2 beuatiful moon images, Massimo!

Glad you like them, Jakov! So here's another one...

IR Moon

IR-converted Nikon D70 (720nm filter replacing the antialias filter)

Ciao from Massimo
Title: Re: [Theme] Show us your best moon images
Post by: Ann on May 23, 2019, 20:21:57
The Night Flight:

(http://nikongear.net/revival/gallery/0/1358-230519201452-7091296.jpeg)
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Post by: Hugh_3170 on May 26, 2019, 11:06:16
Ann, I am not sure how you made this or how many images are involved here, but I do love the outcome.  :)

The Night Flight:

...............................................
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Post by: Andrew on May 26, 2019, 15:48:10
Ann-this is incredible!!
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Post by: Ann on May 27, 2019, 00:03:47
Thank you both: I am so happy that you enjoyed the Night Flight.

I had some "global" assistance: all the photographs are mine but they were taken in widely different parts of the world.

The Moon was shot from my garden in Brewster, NY;
the Milky-way was shot in the clear winter skies of Namaqualand;
and the two separate Nectar-feeding Bat images were shot in Costa Rica.

Just a little bit of computer alchemy, and some careful masking, married them all together.
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Post by: mxbianco on June 01, 2019, 11:52:58
Sheepskin clouds

Ciao from Massimo
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Post by: ColinM on June 02, 2019, 13:41:54
This isn't one of mine - it's credited to Beyondzzzsky

Orbiting Moon/ (https://www.facebook.com/digital.web.art/videos/2270448586540764/)
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Post by: mxbianco on June 12, 2019, 08:45:00
Moon over the city

The hot air rising from the buildings was giving this trembling effect.

Reflex-Nikkor 1000mm f/11

Ciao from Massimo
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Post by: Akira on June 16, 2019, 13:38:44
Moon over the city

The hot air rising from the buildings was giving this trembling effect.

Reflex-Nikkor 1000mm f/11

Ciao from Massimo

Amazing!  I would call it an E.T. effect.  :D
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Post by: Akira on June 16, 2019, 13:40:34
"Almost" full moon, clouds and Jupiter.  Still, it is a very challenging contrast.
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Post by: mxbianco on June 17, 2019, 19:23:25
"Almost" full moon, clouds and Jupiter.  Still, it is a very challenging contrast.

To fully appreciate your photo I saved it to disk and opened it with a dark background. NG's default white background kills the details in the clouds. But then maybe NG's colors can be personalised (haven't watched that aspect in detail)

EDIT: I changed the standard profile, (look and Layout), and used the SMF Default Theme - Curve which has a grayish background, still not perfect, but better than the white background.

Here's another one with more violent colors , Shooting for the Moon


Ciao from Massimo

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Post by: Akira on June 17, 2019, 20:11:14
To fully appreciate your photo I saved it to disk and opened it with a dark background. NG's default white background kills the details in the clouds. But then maybe NG's colors can be personalised (haven't watched that aspect in detail)

Here's another one with more violent colors , Shooting for the Moon

Thank you, Massimo!  You can go to your "Look and Layout" page from your "Profile" and change the "Current Theme".  I use "SMF Default Theme" whose background is light gray instead of white.  I can see the darker images better.
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Post by: mxbianco on June 18, 2019, 08:40:47
Thank you, Massimo!  You can go to your "Look and Layout" page from your "Profile" and change the "Current Theme".  I use "SMF Default Theme" whose background is light gray instead of white.  I can see the darker images better.

Thanks for the hint, Akira! While you were writing, I worked my way to the same conclusion that SMF Default was the better option. BTW,  with that profile, Portrait photos are shown bigger on the page.

Shortly afterwards, there was a beautiful full moonrise that I was able to capture. The moon was insinuating across cloud layers, and a couple birds passing by added a nice touch.

Here it is: Moonrise 17 june 2019

Technical: Nikon D500, 200-500mm f/5.6 ED AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor. 500mm, ISO 3200, 1/40" @f:5.6, handheld, VR ON

Ciao from Massimo
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Post by: mxbianco on July 09, 2019, 14:28:57
Moon and San Luca sanctuary, Bologna


Ciao from Massimo
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Post by: Akira on July 09, 2019, 14:52:23
Wow, Massimo, these two images are super-gorgeous!
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Post by: mxbianco on July 09, 2019, 15:30:05
Wow, Massimo, these two images are super-gorgeous!

Thanks!

As usual with my moon shots, most are taken from my house windows...

Next week (july 16) there should be a moon eclipse (partial - up to 70%, I don't know if visible from Japan).

Ciao from Massimo
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Post by: mxbianco on July 12, 2019, 06:58:57
Full Moon on a bed of red clouds

June 22, 2013, as usual from my house windows


Ciao from Massimo
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Post by: Øivind Tøien on July 12, 2019, 11:17:15

Nice new captures Massimo! I like the way the moon diffuses into the (light polluted?) clouds in the last one.
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Post by: Hugh_3170 on July 12, 2019, 12:58:13
I too like your last image Massimo. 

It reminds me of the Australian Aboriginal flag, except that in the flag it is the gold colour of the sun that we see.
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Post by: mxbianco on July 12, 2019, 14:14:15
Nice new captures Massimo! I like the way the moon diffuses into the (light polluted?) clouds in the last one.
Yes, there was light pollution from the city down below. Still, the effect was appalling. Happy you like these pictures!

Ciao from Massimo
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Post by: mxbianco on July 12, 2019, 14:17:32
I too like your last image Massimo. 

It reminds me of the Australian Aboriginal flag, except that in the flag it is the gold colour of the sun that we see.

I'll have to look up that flag. The effect was a coincidence, I'm happy that the colour combination inspired both the flag and myself taking the picture...

EDIT: looked up the flag, there is great similarity, only the top layer of my photo is dark blue instead of black.

Ciao from Massimo
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Post by: mxbianco on July 15, 2019, 09:07:41
Sunrise (and moonset) in the French Alps


This one might have a place in the minimalist section...

The 50th anniversary of the first moon landing is approaching (july 20, 2019).

Maybe if everyone looks up his/her files for moon photos, we can have a decent commemoration of the event

Ciao from Massimo
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Post by: mxbianco on July 17, 2019, 08:10:43
(1) Yesterday's moonrise 21:07
(2) Earth's shadow eats away at the Moon 22:20
(3) Moon in the shade (71% coverage) 23:31

Nikkor AF-S VR 200-500 mm f/5.6 handheld; Nikon D500

Ciao from Massimo
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Post by: Fons Baerken on July 25, 2019, 16:12:31
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48372778896_c2bbd14cd5_o.jpg)

July 25, 2019, D850, 200mm f/2 @f5.6 early morning
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Post by: mxbianco on July 26, 2019, 19:06:56
Moon shot on first second of 50th anniversary of Moon landing

2019-07-20 0:00

This period of immense heat and dry air was good for taking photos of the moon even in light-polluted areas.
Fine details are preserved.

Ciao from Massimo
 
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Post by: Brute on July 26, 2019, 20:17:05
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Post by: mxbianco on July 30, 2019, 13:49:41
Moon and Lauterbrunnen waterfall (Switzerland)

Ciao from Massimo
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Post by: mxbianco on September 11, 2019, 10:17:30
Peek-a-boo!

Yesterday evening, the Moon was playing peek-a-boo across a thin layer of opalescent clouds. Had a place in the clouds theme, too

Ciao from Massimo
Title: Re: [Theme] Show us your best moon images
Post by: ColinM on September 15, 2019, 09:15:33
These are pretty straight images but
a) they were the first I've taken with the 300mm PF plus TC14
b) they were the compensation for an otherwise crappy Friday 13th :(
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Post by: Akira on October 13, 2019, 12:54:57
At night after the storm.
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Post by: mxbianco on October 14, 2019, 18:43:49
At night after the storm.

Hi, Akira!

Similar clouds on the night between 13 and 14 october (in my time zone, already full 14 october in yours)

I had to recur to stacking to keep both the details in the moon itself and in the clouds...

EDIT: Nikon D500, AFS-VRII 70-200mm/2.8 + TC14eII (@280 mm)

Ciao from Massimo
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Post by: armando_m on October 15, 2019, 01:56:37
These are pretty straight images but
a) they were the first I've taken with the 300mm PF plus TC14
b) they were the compensation for an otherwise crappy Friday 13th :(
and when I think I'm starting to forget about this lens you post this ...

great details!
Title: Re: [Theme] Show us your best moon images
Post by: Ann on October 15, 2019, 07:15:41
Akira:

I love the colours and atmospherics in your moon shot.

I have been wondering how you fared during that horrendous typhoon?
The BBC published photographs showing the wide-spread flooding and terrible devastation over vast areas of Japan.
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Post by: Akira on October 15, 2019, 07:32:20
Hi, Akira!

Similar clouds on the night between 13 and 14 october (in my time zone, already full 14 october in yours)

I had to recur to stacking to keep both the details in the moon itself and in the clouds...

Ciao from Massimo

Massimo, this is an amazing stack!  Thank you for your respose!
Title: Re: [Theme] Show us your best moon images
Post by: Akira on October 15, 2019, 07:40:59
Akira:

I love the colours and atmospherics in your moon shot.

I have been wondering how you fared during that horrendous typhoon?
The BBC published photographs showing the wide-spread flooding and terrible devastation over vast areas of Japan.

Ann, thank you for kind words and concern.

The typhoon that attacked Japan in September brought lots of gusts that got lots of trees, power poles and houses down.

On the other hand, the latest typhoon named Hagibis brouught, as you observed, insane amount of rain and many rivers along its course overflooded their watershed areas.  The damage is so significant that many public facilities are still in trouble.

Fortunately, my place is safe and we didn't have any damages neither in September or this time.
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Post by: Tristin on October 15, 2019, 08:06:42
Akira, #470 is great.  I love the composition.

Mxbianco, #471 is quite dramatic.  Well done PP.
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Post by: Akira on October 15, 2019, 08:10:17
Akira, #470 is great.  I love the composition.

Mxbianco, #471 is quite dramatic.  Well done PP.

Thank you, Tristin.  Glad you love it!
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Post by: Bear Dale on October 15, 2019, 09:41:14
Wow....some VERY impressive lunar shots in this thread.
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Post by: mxbianco on October 30, 2019, 20:04:21
Moonfall in the Alps

Ceillac, Queyras (France)

Nikon D500, 200-500mm f/5.6 ED AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor: 100 ISO, 1/500" f:5.6, 370 mm, 1.3x crop

Ciao from Massimo
Title: Re: [Theme] Show us your best moon images
Post by: armando_m on October 30, 2019, 20:24:45
Moonfall in the Alps

Ceillac, Queyras (France)

Nikon D500, 200-500mm f/5.6 ED AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor: 100 ISO, 1/500" f:5.6, 370 mm, 1.3x crop

Ciao from Massimo
wow, fantastic
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Post by: pluton on October 31, 2019, 05:42:00
wow, fantastic
Yes, even at 1/500 this kind of snappy contrast is hard to get on an object 400,000. km away!
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Post by: Øivind Tøien on October 31, 2019, 07:37:50
Yes, even at 1/500 this kind of snappy contrast is hard to get on an object 400,000. km away!

Great blue moon. While most of those 400,000km is vacuum that does not change contrast ;) , atmospheric conditions must have been really good to get that great detail. Is my assumption that it is a composite correct? The trees look a little too much in focus to be a single capture?
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Post by: mxbianco on October 31, 2019, 09:55:28
Great blue moon. While most of those 400,000km is vacuum that does not change contrast ;) , atmospheric conditions must have been really good to get that great detail. Is my assumption that it is a composite correct? The trees look a little too much in focus to be a single capture?

Not a composite, I shot a whole sequence (handheld) on a very clear evening, sitting on an easy chair. Air is like that in Queyras, very very dry

Included is the next photo; actually the counter marks 5 more than previous, I was shooting with a 5-exposure bracketing (between -1.3 and +1.3) and then selected the best exposure: -0.7 in both instances.

Those larch trees were approximately 500-600m away; I was curious as to the distance reported in the EXIF, so I looked it up: 133.35 (*) meters (the EXIF reported distance is far from accurate, at least in macro I found a lot of variation from what I actually measured with a tape measure). For the moon I use AF-C linked to the AF-ON button only. Focussing was done on the moon, and then nothing was touched across the sequences (only refocussing once in a while,  to make sure I did not touch the focussing ring...)

The VR function in that lens really makes miracles!

Ciao from Massimo

(*) 133.35 m,  that would be the distance of the Moon, it's the focussing distance that's reported from the circuitry to the EXIF.  That's the highest value that the lens reports even when focussed beyond infinity.
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Post by: Øivind Tøien on November 01, 2019, 02:26:47

Thanks for the explanation, those trees were much bigger and farther away than it looked.
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Post by: Erik Lund on November 01, 2019, 08:12:29
Amazing image! I was also fooled by the size of the trees  8)
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Post by: Akira on November 01, 2019, 14:53:54
Hope you see the moon.  :)
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Post by: armando_m on November 01, 2019, 15:46:50
Hope you see the moon.  :)
of course! given the color of the tree I initially thought IR image
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Post by: mxbianco on November 08, 2019, 08:42:09
Moon, stars and clouds

From my window facing South

D810, Sigma 24/1.4 ART; 1/10" f:1.4, 6400 ISO, handheld

Ciao from Massimo
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Post by: Akira on November 08, 2019, 11:34:47
of course! given the color of the tree I initially thought IR image

LOL!  They lit the leaves partially with the red LED!
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Post by: Akira on November 15, 2019, 11:57:46
The red moon, fresh out of the horizon.
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Post by: Akira on December 13, 2019, 06:51:51
Similar aspect of the 16-day moon.
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Post by: Erik Lund on December 13, 2019, 08:55:08
Fabulous, such nice saturated moody colors ;)
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Post by: Akira on December 13, 2019, 09:11:09
Fabulous, such nice saturated moody colors ;)

Thank you, Erik.  I liked this mysterious mixture of the lights.
Title: Re: [Theme] Show us your best moon images
Post by: CE on December 13, 2019, 13:18:00
Lunar eclipse - 3 Picture simple composite...
D850, 200-500 f/5.6 @ 500mm, ISO64, f/5.6, January 2019
Title: Re: [Theme] Show us your best moon images
Post by: Andrew on December 13, 2019, 21:32:10
Two days ago, D500+200-500+TC-14.
Quite few power line was making my live difficult..
And tower of St. Catherine church, from second floor window.

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Post by: Akira on December 24, 2019, 11:18:00
Wonderful closeup, Andrew!

Hope this is entitled to be posted here...
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Post by: Andrew on December 24, 2019, 11:38:12
Thanx Akira...

And all the best!!
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Post by: Akira on January 06, 2020, 10:05:30
Day moon.
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Post by: armando_m on January 14, 2020, 13:11:13
(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-G3zFWnh/0/b785b2b7/O/i-G3zFWnh.jpg)

playing with 200-500, v1, and stacking software

35 images
processed with pipp, registax, final pp in ps
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Post by: simsurace on January 14, 2020, 13:29:52
Very nice result, Armando. I have to try a stack next time.
My recent attempt with 300PF+TC20EIII+V1:
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Post by: armando_m on January 14, 2020, 14:53:00
Very nice result, Armando. I have to try a stack next time.
My recent attempt with 300PF+TC20EIII+V1:
Impressive !

I tried stacking in PS in the past, but it involved a lot of manual cropping and aligning, very tedious and the results were not really better than a single image.
So I didn't think stacking was worth it with the moon,
Now that I tried PIPP it is easy and fast to do the cropping and aligning the images
Then registax also very fast, does the stacking eliminating the noise, and sharpens extracting subtle details
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Post by: Øivind Tøien on January 15, 2020, 08:41:53
(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-G3zFWnh/0/b785b2b7/O/i-G3zFWnh.jpg)

playing with 200-500, v1, and stacking software

35 images
processed with pipp, registax, final pp in ps

Really great result Armando, lots of detail without over sharpening. You have captured a moon phase that provides interesting light.Trying out stacking for resolution/compensation for atmospheric disturbance has been on my to do list for a while, but I end up just taking a number of exposures and selecting the best one... 
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Post by: Akira on January 15, 2020, 10:03:58
playing with 200-500, v1, and stacking software

35 images
processed with pipp, registax, final pp in ps

Armando, this is unbelievably detailed!
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Post by: simsurace on January 15, 2020, 12:13:51
Impressive !

I tried stacking in PS in the past, but it involved a lot of manual cropping and aligning, very tedious and the results were not really better than a single image.
So I didn't think stacking was worth it with the moon,
Now that I tried PIPP it is easy and fast to do the cropping and aligning the images
Then registax also very fast, does the stacking eliminating the noise, and sharpens extracting subtle details

Thanks for the info. Will try it out soon.
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Post by: Fons Baerken on January 15, 2020, 12:21:57
Excellent Armando!
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Post by: armando_m on January 18, 2020, 13:52:23
what do you do when it is saturday and you wake up at the usual time to go to work? lets get the photo gear setup and wait for a gap in the clouds
(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-z8JWm8t/0/1dbf3ffd/O/i-z8JWm8t.jpg)
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Post by: Øivind Tøien on January 18, 2020, 14:40:48

Another excellent one Armando!
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Post by: Bent Hjarbo on January 18, 2020, 14:46:03
Another excellent one Armando!
+1
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Post by: Akira on February 21, 2020, 00:51:48
Last quarter moon again...
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Post by: Geekomak on February 21, 2020, 01:29:29
Nikon D40
Opteka Mirror lens, 500mm, f/6.3, 1/500s, ISO400
(donuts)
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Post by: Nikfuson on March 04, 2020, 21:54:24
First attempt with the V1 clinging on to the 200-500. Room for improvement in my technique...will have to practice more.
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Post by: Øivind Tøien on March 04, 2020, 21:59:28

Very nice, is this a single frame capture? Must have been pretty good seeing?
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Post by: Nikfuson on March 04, 2020, 22:04:07
Very nice, is this a single frame capture? Must have been pretty good seeing?

Yep, single shot at iso100, 1/60s, f/5.6, -2EV comp.
Had a minor minor blur issue which I remedied in PS.
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Post by: Bent Hjarbo on March 05, 2020, 09:14:21
Very nice, is this a single frame capture? Must have been pretty good seeing?
+1
I will have to try again some day, as I have the same equipment  ;)
Never got such a nice result.
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Post by: Nikfuson on March 05, 2020, 20:55:07
Ok, had to give it another go, still the same set-up.
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Post by: Øivind Tøien on March 06, 2020, 08:52:20

I had an errand outside and looking at the moon I was thinking about making a capture. At -30°C I thought "Cold Moon" would be a suitable title. But you made the capture for me with the right cold tone. So I will leave it at that and remain warm inside, as I am sure your seeing is much better - another nice capture!
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Post by: Nasos Kosmas on March 06, 2020, 18:16:15
First attempt with the V1 clinging on to the 200-500. Room for improvement in my technique...will have to practice more.
Very nice image, I see V1 sensor is doing a very good job
Here is my try with Tamron 150-600 and D750 hand held
I used to get better results with D7200
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Post by: Bent Hjarbo on March 29, 2020, 23:18:16
Nice clear weather tonight so had to go outside to tage a shot at the moon, (waxing crescent 22%).
V1 200-500 @500mm f5.6
Processed as B/W
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Post by: beryllium10 on April 07, 2020, 06:35:39
A clear warm night in Seattle after a few damp, cold days, combined with the near shut-down of air travel, so this is probably as good as the seeing ever gets here in the Jet city.  D810 300 mm f/4 with the 1.4 converter, f/8 ISO64.  Contrast-stretched a bit in Photoshop.  The 1600px image is a 100% crop.  Tomorrow is a full moon so I will have to see if I can find a park in walking distance with a nice view to the eastern horizon.
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Post by: MEPER on April 07, 2020, 17:56:23
Is it possible to circle in where the moon landings took place?
Any telescopes that can actual show the equipment they left on the moon?
It requires that they landed at the side on the moon which faces the earth….of course.
Probably very cold on the "dark side".
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Post by: Hugh_3170 on April 08, 2020, 04:08:11
Google this question - there are many images on the web with the Sea of Tranquillity and the landing spot highlighted.  Enjoy.

Is it possible to circle in where the moon landings took place?
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Post by: MEPER on April 08, 2020, 09:14:25
Yes, I can see there are some…...like this:
https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/LRO/news/apollo-sites.html

…..but I had expected more detailed images. Hubble telescope or the large telescopes on earth can probably not do it better.
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Post by: ColinM on April 08, 2020, 12:40:58
Thanks MEPER, it was good to see these.

And fascinating to think that so many years afterwards, the tracks of the astronauts' footprints are still visible.
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Post by: MEPER on April 08, 2020, 15:52:41
Yes and we can make a little competition and use the American flag (the stripes) on the moon as MTF resolution chart and see who has most resolving power in their Nikon equipment.
You would probably be surprised if I can show a clearly visible flag using my D5200 and AF-P 70-300 DX lens :-)
First I have to locate exactly where the flag is "planted". On some images a shadow of the flag is visible. 
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Post by: Chris Dees on April 08, 2020, 15:56:11
I have two from last night.
First with the Z6, second with the D500. Both with 500PF = 1.4x TCIII
The Z6 image is cropped a little more.
Processed with DxO Photolabs 3
I took them at about 21:30, didn't want to sacrificing my night's sleep.  :D
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Post by: beryllium10 on April 08, 2020, 18:09:06
Two from last night's moonrise, seen through the tangle of telephone wires down the street from our house.  500 f/4 P plus TC-14B.  Cheers,  John
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Post by: Andrew on April 08, 2020, 23:04:19
From yesterday, D500, 200-500/5.6 +TC-14 III
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Post by: Peter Connan on April 11, 2020, 20:25:49
First attempt with the V1 clinging on to the 200-500. Room for improvement in my technique...will have to practice more.

Spectacular images!

May I ask in what part of the world you are? Asking to gauge atmospheric conditions.
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Post by: Peter Connan on April 11, 2020, 20:29:27
8 April's moon, as seen from JHB, South Africa

D500 + 500mm f4G and TC1.4EII
1/1000th, f8, ISO 250, hand-held, VR on.
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Post by: mxbianco on April 20, 2020, 18:24:26
8 April's moon, as seen from JHB, South Africa

D500 + 500mm f4G and TC1.4EII
1/1000th, f8, ISO 250, hand-held, VR on.

It's kinda funny to see Tycho crater in the upper R quarter of the Moon, but then it's normal since you're in the S hemisphere...

Ciao from Massimo
 
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Post by: RobOK on April 20, 2020, 19:03:00
Given the same lens (300 f4), which would be a better body to shoot the moon, a Z6 (new, full frame) vs. D5500 (circa 2015, DX).

I am leaning towards Z6 with greater crop in post.

Thanks for any thoughts.
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Post by: mxbianco on April 21, 2020, 08:59:50
Given the same lens (300 f4), which would be a better body to shoot the moon, a Z6 (new, full frame) vs. D5500 (circa 2015, DX).

I am leaning towards Z6 with greater crop in post.

Thanks for any thoughts.

The Z6 has in-camera DX crop, but then you only have 12Mpixels in DX format.
A 300 mm lens at ∞ will project an image on the sensor (any sensor, cropped or not) less than 3 mm in diameter, so you need all the resolution you can get.
Resolution-wise, the D5500 would be the better option.

On the focussing side, it's much easier to focus with the Z6 and its EVF zooming at the press of a button.
Since I assume you have both cameras, you can easily try both to see what best suits you.

The 300mm is a bit short, especially on a FF body,  would do fine on a CX size sensor (8.8x13 mm), you probably need to add a teleconverter.

Ciao from Massimo
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Post by: RobOK on April 21, 2020, 18:48:40
The Z6 has in-camera DX crop, but then you only have 12Mpixels in DX format.
A 300 mm lens at ∞ will project an image on the sensor (any sensor, cropped or not) less than 3 mm in diameter, so you need all the resolution you can get.
Resolution-wise, the D5500 would be the better option.

On the focussing side, it's much easier to focus with the Z6 and its EVF zooming at the press of a button.
Since I assume you have both cameras, you can easily try both to see what best suits you.

The 300mm is a bit short, especially on a FF body,  would do fine on a CX size sensor (8.8x13 mm), you probably need to add a teleconverter.

Ciao from Massimo

Thanks, this is helpful. When you said D5500 is better option for resolution, is that b/c it has higher pixel density?

I don't have a teleconverter, sounds like it would be a good addition!

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Post by: mxbianco on April 21, 2020, 21:20:09
Thanks, this is helpful. When you said D5500 is better option for resolution, is that b/c it has higher pixel density?

I don't have a teleconverter, sounds like it would be a good addition!

Both are 24 MP cameras, the same quantity (24 MP) are squeezed on the smaller DX sensor of the D5500. Still, the Z6 has superior focussing capabilities, so you better test both to see which gives the best results.

Ciao fom Massimo
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Post by: pluton on April 22, 2020, 20:30:04
Also, the Z6, being mirrorless, should generate less vibration than any flipping mirror camera.
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Post by: mxbianco on May 06, 2020, 13:50:52
Also, the Z6, being mirrorless, should generate less vibration than any flipping mirror camera.

In this respect the 1V1-1V3 series being mirrorless and having a small size sensor (13.2x8.8 mm) is even better!

With the 200-500mm @500mm and 1.4x teleconverter, the projected image on the sensor is 6.6mm (75% of the frame height), and you can see the image in the EVF very well even without magnification.

This is yesterday's moon with a 1V1 + FT1 + 200-500mm + TC14eII, sky was partially hazy, cropped only the sides to have a square frame and resized @1200x1200 px (original was 2400x2400px):

BTW, I have taken about 100 photos with the prospect of stacking them, this one is from the sequence, no stacking.

Ciao from Massimo
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Post by: John Geerts on May 31, 2020, 21:25:33
Crescent Moon.   5th of June it should be full   ;)
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Post by: MFloyd on July 05, 2020, 05:08:24
Full moon

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50077735277_103c4da9bf_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2jicu1V)
Full Moon (https://flic.kr/p/2jicu1V)
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Post by: Nasos Kosmas on August 05, 2020, 23:45:41
My input from my new Z50 camera
The first one is with Tamron 150-600 on 600 mm manually focused with no VC (unfortunately no compatibility only G2 model is compatible)
The second is 300/4 AF-S with kenko 1.4 converter fully compatible in AF (the lens has no VR)

 
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Post by: Nasos Kosmas on August 27, 2020, 22:35:37
Same setup today’s photo on 600mm
I also make a try on Jupiter we can see four of the most bright satellites
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Post by: Akira on August 28, 2020, 02:59:24
Amazing, Nasos, expecially the last two!
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Post by: Nasos Kosmas on August 28, 2020, 08:08:54
Thank you Akira, I remember my first try some decades ago with film, it was very painful to get a good image!
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Post by: Øivind Tøien on August 28, 2020, 11:39:00
+1, well done Nasos getting both the stripes on Jupiter and two of the moons; it can be pretty challenging with the differences in intensity.

May be Mars is another idea to try now, it is getting quite a bit closer and very bright. Closest approach on October 6.
https://earthsky.org/?p=337968 (https://earthsky.org/?p=337968)
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Post by: Jakov Minić on August 28, 2020, 11:43:19
Same setup today’s photo on 600mm
I also make a try on Jupiter we can see four of the most bright satellites
Nasos, Nasos, Nasos!
Capturing Jupiter is special, capturing its satellites is jaw-dropping!
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Post by: Nasos Kosmas on August 28, 2020, 20:42:46
Thank Oivid and Jakov!
It’s not difficult to capture Jupiter it’s a very bright star
Z50’s electronic shutter and 3sec capturing delay worked fine
The full satellite shot is with AF-S 300/4  f4 1/160sec ISO 2000
Jupiter with stripes is Tamron 150-600 at 600mm f8 1/320 ISO 2000
Oivid also thank you for the link, Mars could be challenging to capture I will make a try
Thank you!