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MaryEv
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6a)

May 4, 2012
6:46 AM

Post #9109904

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.

Any ideas or suggestions?

Is anyone planning on getting out?

(this pic is about my best effort so far)

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gasrocks
Portage, WI
(Zone 5a)

May 4, 2012
9:35 AM

Post #9110162

"Sunny F/16" rule will get you very close to exact exposure. Example: ISO 400 F/8 and 1/1600.

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lourspolaire
Delray Beach, FL
(Zone 10a)

May 4, 2012
9:54 AM

Post #9110180

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.

Unimpressed in Delray Beach.
Sylvain.
gasrocks
Portage, WI
(Zone 5a)

May 4, 2012
10:26 AM

Post #9110216

It will be the largest the moon looks this year. Special to some but not to all I guess.
MaryEv
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6a)

May 5, 2012
4:49 AM

Post #9111159

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!
gasrocks
Portage, WI
(Zone 5a)

May 6, 2012
5:48 AM

Post #9112367

Way too cloudy here to get a look at the moon last night. How'd everyone else do?
MaryEv
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6a)

May 6, 2012
6:33 AM

Post #9112433

Unfortunately, I was out without my camera so waited too late and missed the horizon shots, but it was a beautiful moon!
gasrocks
Portage, WI
(Zone 5a)

May 9, 2012
9:08 AM

Post #9117193

The next full moon will only be 1% smaller.
MaryEv
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6a)

May 10, 2012
7:09 PM

Post #9119231

Oh good, I'll try to remember to get out earlier! :)
pmutalik2000
Cordaville, MA

April 28, 2013
1:10 PM

Post #9500068

Here is my best so far of the full moon.

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gasrocks
Portage, WI
(Zone 5a)

April 28, 2013
2:40 PM

Post #9500172

Good.
MaryEv
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6a)

April 29, 2013
10:01 AM

Post #9501215

Beautiful! The moon is fascinating and fun to photograph. Next month I'll be in London for the full moon and I'm hoping I can some good shots around something recognizable (don't know what yet) :)

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