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#1 K_Georgiadis

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Posted 13 September 2016 - 01:39 PM

Any suggestions for harvest moon photos this coming Friday? Moonrise will be  at 7:11 PM, 8 minutes after sunset, but it will take a few more minutes for the full moon to appear above the tall buildings. I'll be standing close to the spot where I took the below Tribute Lights image this Sunday; facing east, the sunset behind me. 

 

I have never done this before and I hope that I can benefit from your experience.

 

Thanks!

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Posted 13 September 2016 - 07:10 PM

First obvious thing is clear sky's are necessary. I shoot f 8.0 with my 600mm lens, shoot where your Sigma is sharpest. The moon is very bright, a relatively fast shutter speed will be necessary, use tripod, and remote shutter release. The full moon does not make the sharpest image, partial moons are better. Good luck!

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Paul

Photos are a moment in time, that can only be captured once.

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Posted 13 September 2016 - 08:34 PM

Thanks, Paul. And I love your shot of the moon!

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Posted 14 September 2016 - 09:00 PM

Couple of moons ive done.

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Posted 14 September 2016 - 09:39 PM

Beautiful, Steve. My challenge will be that I want to include part of the Manhattan skyline in the shot; the moon will likely much brighter than the foreground and, with the moon moving rather fast, bracketed exposures are not going to be practical.



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Posted 15 September 2016 - 12:34 AM

Just take a moon shot and add it after :)

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Posted 16 September 2016 - 02:16 PM

exactly!  As steve said, just take a portrait of the moon all at different times of the cycle (partial, full, crescent) then once you have a high quality one of each you can just place it in a photo afterwards






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