View Full Version : Waxing Gibbous Moon

Dumay de Boulle
08-19-2014, 03:44 AM
One of my favorite subjects...Not an easy one either. Only easy thing is that the subjects remains pretty still....

Canon 5D MKIII
Sigma 120-300 f2.8 OS + Canon 2x Ext II
TV 1/1250
AV f5.6
ISO 800
Spot metering
Exp -0.33

Diane Miller
08-19-2014, 11:20 PM
Ooohh -- The light on the craters is just gorgeous. Looks like you had clear air. Are you at a high altitude?

I love moon shots and keep doing them myself. Have shot some at 1200 mm but atmospheric turbulence is a killer there -- almost better to use a shorter focal length.

Dumay de Boulle
08-20-2014, 10:36 AM
Hi Diane...No I am not at too high an altitude about 600 feet above see level I actually work in a game reserve on the outskirts of the Kruger National park and there is no light pollution out here.

Diane Miller
08-20-2014, 05:48 PM
Lovely clear air, then! That's a rarity on the planet these days. Appreciate it!!

Morkel Erasmus
08-21-2014, 01:23 AM
This came out very nicely, Dumay!
Might even try a version with the moon more in the top left corner and more dead space bottom and right?

Dumay de Boulle
08-21-2014, 04:56 AM
Thanks Morkel. I think you are right a little up and left in the frame would work nicely.

Dave Spates
08-23-2014, 07:11 PM
Very nicely done - love the details in the craters.

Andrew McLachlan
08-25-2014, 08:12 PM
Lovely work Dumay!