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#1 scottyp


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Posted 29 August 2017 - 08:20 PM

Attached File  MoonShit.jpg   33.09KB   0 downloads What is this pixelated edge I am seeing?

D3400, 70-300mm kit lens, 13/10 sec. f/6.3 300mm ISO400

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Posted 29 August 2017 - 09:44 PM

No, I think it's just the shadow's edge (it's called the Terminator in Lunar speak) being exaggerated because it's so overexposed.  Play with that shutter speed a bit to get some crater detail.



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Posted 30 August 2017 - 03:22 AM

As David said.  The moon is bright !

By balancing the camera settings you will be able to get the ISO down as well

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Posted 30 August 2017 - 05:12 AM

Scotty, ain`t you seen the 2015 film PIXELS... those guys are everywhere....(-: 


I like the way you can see the shape of the dark side of the moon in your pic though the bright side... WOW..!  No doubt if you tried to correctly expose both sides there may be a possibility of doing some magic in PP though perhaps easier to just wait for a full moon...(-:


I suspect your cameras sensor was overwhelmed with a scene that was well out of it`s dynamic range capabilities and never more so than at the point of convergence of the brightest and darkest areas resulting in the software being forced to pick black or white for each pixel at that point resulting in other than a straight(ish) line..????   

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