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.
Mighty fine! =)ReplyDelete
Beautiful moon shots, well done!ReplyDelete
Well, it's all Greek to me, Gary, but however you did it, the end result is super. Thanks!ReplyDelete
Kay, Alberta, Canada
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Lovely images Gary. I have a Moon phase widget on my blog which keeps me up to date.ReplyDelete
Nice shots. I haven't had much luck with Moon shots yet.ReplyDelete
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
Neat shots, Gary, I have dabbled in 'moon' shots a few years ago, not near as impressive as yours !!ReplyDelete
Well done Gary ... must try this sometime.ReplyDelete
Hi Kay. The greek words are just the camera settings in case you want to try this.ReplyDelete
Hi Andrew. I got the idea for the copy from your post. I think "gibbous" is not used here anymore.ReplyDelete
Hi Mama Zen, and thanks for the visit.ReplyDelete
Hi Al. It's hard that's why I gave the settings especially the EC.ReplyDelete
Hi Karen. If you have an SLR you can start by duplicating the settings.ReplyDelete
Hi Bonifer. Thanks for the visit.ReplyDelete
Give it a try Early Birder, and let me know.ReplyDelete
F16 and 1/250-1/320 sec! I see that the Moon is so bright. I want to have 300mm!ReplyDelete
Thanks for the tips and beautiful moon photos.
Have a wonderful weekend.
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
Nice shots of the gibbous moon. We were both out to see it this month.ReplyDelete
A gibbous moon, it's fabulous. Well done Gary.ReplyDelete
Beautiful shots. The details are captured very well.ReplyDelete
Hi Rajesh. Thanks for the visit and kind words.ReplyDelete
Hi Yoshi. Thanks for the good words.ReplyDelete
Hi Mark. Welcome to the blog and thanks for the great words.ReplyDelete
I think we were both impressed by it Martha.ReplyDelete
Ho Bob. Thanks for the visit.ReplyDelete
Sweet shots Gary...Don't forget the tripod!ReplyDelete
Thanks Springman, but handheld in freezing cold weather!!!ReplyDelete
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
excellent moon shots! I rarely have the patience for night shots, well done!ReplyDelete
Hi Johnny. Remember these were shot late in the day.ReplyDelete
wow i was amazed by these images...you seems to be a pro..thanks for sharing..ReplyDelete
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Just an amateur Redruby. Thanks for the visit.ReplyDelete
Hi Kahooly. They're just the settings for the shots.ReplyDelete