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#1 George Ebersole

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Posted 11 November 2016 - 10:51 PM

Any tips for shooting the extra large, extra close, extra bright moon this weekend?  :)


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#2 Macks Fiiod

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Posted 12 November 2016 - 02:51 AM

Isn't it preferable to go way out into the country side so the image isn't compromised by additional light by the city?


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#3 Brian Drysdale

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Posted 12 November 2016 - 03:38 AM

This article may give some ideas. The moon always looks larger close to the horizon, so that may be the way to go.

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk...sround/37860505


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#4 Brian Drysdale

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Posted 14 November 2016 - 11:31 AM

Advice from NASA:

http://www.bbc.co.uk...cording-to-nasa


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#5 George Ebersole

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Posted 14 November 2016 - 01:28 PM

That's kind of cool. except there's a lot of light pollution in the Bay Area.  I wonder if that'll hinder the size comparison thing.


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#6 Brian Drysdale

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Posted 14 November 2016 - 02:51 PM

If you can see a normal moon, thar shouldn't be a problem. I gather it will be bright enough to read a newspaper when in the countryside.


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#7 George Ebersole

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Posted 15 November 2016 - 09:30 AM

It's odd, because I didn't think it all that bright.  When I lived in the burbs more inland, there were nights when a full moon was brighter than the nearest street light.  The kind of night where you don't need any other light.  But Sunday night and last night, to me, it didn't seem to be all that much brighter to my naked eye.  

 

I guess I was expecting something like a harvest moon (minus the color).  This was still impressive, but it didn't strike me as "camera worthy".  


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Posted 15 November 2016 - 02:04 PM

I thought it was bright.  I only saw it for a few minutes before the cloud took over for the rest of the night in southern UK.  But there was this strange glow everywhere. Almost like a weak magic hour :rolleyes:


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Posted 16 November 2016 - 03:31 AM

We had cloud, but I saw it through the layers. It looked brighter than usual and seemed a little larger, although this was comparing the size from memory.


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Posted 16 November 2016 - 04:38 AM

We had cloud, but I saw it through the layers. It looked brighter than usual and seemed a little larger, although this was comparing the size from memory.

Passing through the cloud layers it looked quite spectacular, and there was more detail on it because of the extra size. I now regret not recording it on film.  Presumably the subdued brightness because of the clouds is a good time to get an even exposure with them ? Or maybe one has to opt for one or the other.  I've sometimes thought of shooting through a disc of ND gel held some distance from the camera to get a more even exposure.


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