Thursday, January 27, 2011

A Gibbous Moon of the Vermilon River. A Post to Sky Watch.

1 Moon


2 Moon
A Gibbous moon is a moon that is greater than half but less than full. A waxing Gibbous moon is between a quarter and full. And a waning Gibbous moon is greater than half but hasn't yet reached the last quarter. I don't know if "Gibbous" is used any more here or is an expression used only in the U.K.

I had posted a moon earlier as part of a Sky Watch post. But only added the Gibbous definition in a note. So I repeated it here.

I also posted these new photos because I wanted to tell you how I did it. These photos were shot during late day with a blue sky. The EXIF's are as follows:
1) 300mm,F16, 1/320 sec,the EC is -4.33 step.
2) 300m, F16, 1/250,EC -4.33 step.

I used PS8 and increased the size and lightened the exposure to about 1.80, anymore and the dark sky goes grainy.The colour showing through the black sky in the grain is red, which I don't understand. These adjustments were made to the raw, and then sharpened and lightened in the fine tuning. So effectively I think I turned the sky black with the camera EC. And then was able to lighten the moon only.

A Post to SkyWatch  @ http://skyley.blogspot.com/

Wikipedia also has a good  moon explanation and a good chart  @ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lunar_phase I did not cite Wikipedia earlier.

38 comments:

  1. Well, it's all Greek to me, Gary, but however you did it, the end result is super. Thanks!
    -- K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

    ReplyDelete
  2. Lovely images Gary. I have a Moon phase widget on my blog which keeps me up to date.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Nice shots. I haven't had much luck with Moon shots yet.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Wow Gary, these are so cool. As I looked at the photos, I thought "how'd he do that?". Then I saw the explanation, and I'm still thinking...how'd he do that! LOL Anyway, these are fantabulous.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Neat shots, Gary, I have dabbled in 'moon' shots a few years ago, not near as impressive as yours !!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Well done Gary ... must try this sometime.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Hi Kay. The greek words are just the camera settings in case you want to try this.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Hi Andrew. I got the idea for the copy from your post. I think "gibbous" is not used here anymore.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Hi Mama Zen, and thanks for the visit.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Hi Al. It's hard that's why I gave the settings especially the EC.

    ReplyDelete
  11. Hi Karen. If you have an SLR you can start by duplicating the settings.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Hi Bonifer. Thanks for the visit.

    ReplyDelete
  13. Give it a try Early Birder, and let me know.

    ReplyDelete
  14. F16 and 1/250-1/320 sec! I see that the Moon is so bright. I want to have 300mm!
    Thanks for the tips and beautiful moon photos.
    Have a wonderful weekend.
    Yoshi

    ReplyDelete
  15. Having such honed photographic technique really pays off with every shot but particularly when shooting the moon... nicely done. Loved the beaver pond posting.

    ReplyDelete
  16. Nice shots of the gibbous moon. We were both out to see it this month.

    ReplyDelete
  17. A gibbous moon, it's fabulous. Well done Gary.

    ReplyDelete
  18. Beautiful shots. The details are captured very well.

    ReplyDelete
  19. Hi Rajesh. Thanks for the visit and kind words.

    ReplyDelete
  20. Hi Yoshi. Thanks for the good words.

    ReplyDelete
  21. Hi Mark. Welcome to the blog and thanks for the great words.

    ReplyDelete
  22. I think we were both impressed by it Martha.

    ReplyDelete
  23. Ho Bob. Thanks for the visit.

    ReplyDelete
  24. Sweet shots Gary...Don't forget the tripod!

    ReplyDelete
  25. Thanks Springman, but handheld in freezing cold weather!!!

    ReplyDelete
  26. All the camera talk is a little over my head, but your pictures are gorgeous!! I'll re-read it a few times to see if it starts to make any sense!

    ReplyDelete
  27. excellent moon shots! I rarely have the patience for night shots, well done!

    ReplyDelete
  28. Hi Johnny. Remember these were shot late in the day.

    ReplyDelete
  29. wow i was amazed by these images...you seems to be a pro..thanks for sharing..
    See The World
    Natures's Beauty
    Our Kitchen

    ReplyDelete
  30. Just an amateur Redruby. Thanks for the visit.

    ReplyDelete
  31. Hi Kahooly. They're just the settings for the shots.

    ReplyDelete