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I've heard a bit of hype about the full moon this Saturday...tomorrow night...and would love to hear if others are planning on any photography forays and what, if any, special settings you'll use. I love shooting the moon (and have seen some beautiful shots here on dave's, but am not sure if anything special needs to be done to capture it and have it still appear huge in my shots.
I've also heard all the hype about this unbelievable moon on Saturday. I have also heard it many times before in the last years. Let me just put it to you this way. Had you not heard the hype and happened to notice the moon in the sky on the weekend, you wouldn't think anything of it. The data is correct, but contrary to what is being vehiculated, it's not worth learning to spell the word "splendiferous" so you can write home and tell your relatives about it.
I am looking forward to seeing what I can shoot. And I've seen some cool ideas from some of the photography sites I read, especially about taking pictures soon after the moon rises when it is closest to the horizon. The moon will appear around 14% larger because of its proximity to the earth and 30% brighter. That's impressive enough to me. The optical illusions caused by the atmosphere are what make it hard to capture and I don't know how to work around that. Never the less, I'm hoping for some cool shots. Thanks for the suggestion gasrocks!