Super Moon

August 21, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

Editorial/SupermoonEditorial/SupermoonA full moon (Super-moon) photographed on Sunday, August 10, 2014. Had the chance to go outside at about 11:30PM during the the 'Super-Moon.'  I have only photographed a full moon with a DSLR a couple of times since the film days.  I wanted to see how my old exposure for a full moon would hold up.  

I set my 1D MK IV, with a 300mm f/2.8, a 1.4 TC and a 2.0 TC on my tripod.  Set my ISO to 800, 1/1000th of a sec. at f/8.  In the film days, shooting Tri-X BW film.  I would bracket my exposures starting at 1/1000th at f/8, I would then push the process, usually by adding additional time, and a PH booster, and slightly over develop the film to compensate for the under exposure. This process would allow for me to over develop with out building base + fog, but let's move on, since those days are gone.

Since my DSLR can increase or decrease at 1/3 of a stop, I bracketed my exposure to see what would work with very little post processing.  My old exposure was close, but what I found that worked with out a lot of post production, was 1/800th, 800ISO at f/8.  The image here, was shot this way, and i added a little contrast and clarity in Adobe Camera Raw.

Not to bad for an old-timer.

JM


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