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Advice Needed for shooting SuperMoon tonight...
« on: June 22, 2013, 06:35:35 PM »
Hello all,

I just heard on the news that tonight there is going to be a 'super moon'  with the moon coming very close to earth and will be larger and brighter than usual.

Can someone give me advice on ways to shoot this tonight? I have a 5D3.

Lenses I have:

70-200L f/2/8 II
85mm f/1.8
24-105L f/4
17-40mm L f/4

Robikon 14mm

Would HDR be a way to go? I've not taken long 'bulb' type exposures...I'm not sure how long to keep it open, and what settings to use...

So, I'd very much appreciate some suggestions for my first try at some astral photography tonight!!

Thanks in advance,

cayenne

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Advice Needed for shooting SuperMoon tonight...
« on: June 22, 2013, 06:35:35 PM »

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Re: Advice Needed for shooting SuperMoon tonight...
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2013, 06:51:33 PM »
Even at 200mm the moon will be a small dot; The best thing you can get is the steadiest support you've got.

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Re: Advice Needed for shooting SuperMoon tonight...
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2013, 07:18:17 PM »
Yes, use a tripod for the steadiest shot. But, if it's a clear night, it will be a relatively short exposure!
A good start for the full moon is the normal daylight, "sunny sixteen", rule. After all, the same sun that lights the earth from about 93 million miles away is doing the same to our moon!

Since your longest focal length is only 200mm, you might want to combine images for a sequence of the moon as it moves across the sky. If you take an exposure every ten minutes, it will have moved about four or five diameters. Include some recognizable feature on the ground, make sure your tripod is locked in place and you should have a great souvenir of your night with the Supermoon.   
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Re: Advice Needed for shooting SuperMoon tonight...
« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2013, 07:21:21 PM »
Advice?

Yes, I have advice, if you're in the UK, especially anywhere near Manchester:

Hire Kate Bush and her "Cloudbusting" machine.

It's raining enthusiastically here.
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Re: Advice Needed for shooting SuperMoon tonight...
« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2013, 08:26:50 PM »
Yes, use a tripod for the steadiest shot. But, if it's a clear night, it will be a relatively short exposure!
A good start for the full moon is the normal daylight, "sunny sixteen", rule. After all, the same sun that lights the earth from about 93 million miles away is doing the same to our moon!

Since your longest focal length is only 200mm, you might want to combine images for a sequence of the moon as it moves across the sky. If you take an exposure every ten minutes, it will have moved about four or five diameters. Include some recognizable feature on the ground, make sure your tripod is locked in place and you should have a great souvenir of your night with the Supermoon.

Thank you!!

I'll give this a try!!


Any other suggestions out there?

Thanx!

C

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Re: Advice Needed for shooting SuperMoon tonight...
« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2013, 08:49:59 PM »
I'll be out with my 400 f/2.8  8)
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Re: Advice Needed for shooting SuperMoon tonight...
« Reply #6 on: June 22, 2013, 09:01:33 PM »
Cloudy over Philadeplhia area, so I am out of luck tonight.


Recommend longest lens you have and at least f16.  Experiment from there with exposure length.  Use remote trigger and solid tripod setup.  Live view will allow you to frame shot better.


Good luck!

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Re: Advice Needed for shooting SuperMoon tonight...
« Reply #6 on: June 22, 2013, 09:01:33 PM »

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Re: Advice Needed for shooting SuperMoon tonight...
« Reply #7 on: June 22, 2013, 09:06:16 PM »
Cloudy over Philadeplhia area, so I am out of luck tonight.

+1 It's raining here, I'm also out of luck tonight :(


Enjoy the clear sky in your region Cayenne.  :)

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Re: Advice Needed for shooting SuperMoon tonight...
« Reply #8 on: June 22, 2013, 10:09:36 PM »
Remember your tripod and hopefully you have a remote trigger, if not you can always set your shot and have your camera delay the shot by 2 or 10 seconds to make sure everything's steady. I'll also be experimenting tonight, but it should be fun!

Good luck!
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Re: Advice Needed for shooting SuperMoon tonight...
« Reply #9 on: June 22, 2013, 10:23:47 PM »
It matter where you live. Where I live the moon will come up before the sunset (today) and the rising moon is the best time I have found for pictures bc you need something else to show the size of the moon.

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Re: Advice Needed for shooting SuperMoon tonight...
« Reply #10 on: June 22, 2013, 10:27:53 PM »
I'm shooting from Horseshoe Bend tonight in Page Arizona, hopefully about 4:00 am if I can get up :).  Moon will set directly over the south bend of the shoe so if I'm lucky I'll have a good shot or two.   Shooting wide with a 5d ii and 17-40 and long with a 100-400 on a 7d.
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Re: Advice Needed for shooting SuperMoon tonight...
« Reply #11 on: June 22, 2013, 11:15:40 PM »
From shooting the moon... Your shutter speed is actually high. Like enough to hand hold. Lol the moon looks largest close to the horizon. Smaller on the way up. A little bit of physics at work. Happy shooting! :)
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Re: Advice Needed for shooting SuperMoon tonight...
« Reply #12 on: June 22, 2013, 11:16:14 PM »
Unfortunately I was not able to get it behind an ancient temple. So I took a few shots of it.

This is a 100% crop (5D3, 500mm f/4L II, EF2XII).
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Re: Advice Needed for shooting SuperMoon tonight...
« Reply #13 on: June 22, 2013, 11:42:22 PM »
My first try at HDR.  My apologies to the purist!
5 shots, 1 step each, 1 second exposure, f/8, ISO 3200, on a 5D3, with 24-70(1). Done with the aid of CamRanger.
The clouds were coming in just as the moon rose, and so it was fairly high before the moon peek out of the clouds.  HDR can't match the movement of the clouds, thus the terrible outlines on the moving clouds.

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Re: Advice Needed for shooting SuperMoon tonight...
« Reply #14 on: June 23, 2013, 12:11:12 AM »
Here's my go at it. I used the 60D for this one and cropped the heck out of it.

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70-200mm f/2.8ii @200mm
f/2.8
1/3200
ISO 3200

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Re: Advice Needed for shooting SuperMoon tonight...
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