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#1 Roderick

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Posted 22 December 2017 - 12:30 PM

1/200th, f5.3, ISO 1100, 220mm

A very slight crop.

Colours are as shown.  Things were even more spectacular further to the west.  I hoped to make a pano of the sky but PH can't find enough data in the frames to stitch them together.

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As the man said:

"the silver apples of the moon the golden apples of the sun"

 

All CC welcomed.

 

 

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Posted 22 December 2017 - 01:29 PM

Rod, this looks like a nice scene with the pink clouds. I' m not sure what time of day this was shot at but if it was late afternoon or early morning I probably would have started somewhere around ISO 600-800 f/8-f/10 1/100-1/200. My ISO may have been lower if it was not totally dark. IMHO ; ) It looks like you had lots to contend with in this scene low light, the tree, the clouds moving and the moon of course. TFS



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Posted 22 December 2017 - 04:34 PM

Pretty cool looking sky with that moon, Rod. Im not sure if I like the tree down low...it doesn’t really add anything for my view, and kinda stands out and takes away from the moon. Maybe having land across the whole bottom of the image would stand out less and keep the focus on the moon?
Thanks for sharing.

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Posted 23 December 2017 - 02:41 AM

You have captured a nice sky there Rod, and like the tree as it adds an earthly dimension to the scene...(-:



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Posted 23 December 2017 - 04:28 AM

Beautiful colors Rod.   I never can capture the moment of a sky or colors, and you have done that here.  I Think the trees are up to you.  If you're trying for perspective; they help.  A nice crop of the moon and sky works too. 


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Posted 23 December 2017 - 07:47 AM

Thanks men.

The tree was supposed to give the picture a bit of scale and proportion but the jury seems divided on the matter. :)

Jaime, I took the picture on the fly.  It was sunset yesterday (1610 or so), handheld with no time to set up the tripod.  I snapped it from my back garden. I'm surrounded by trees and chimneys so a horizon is out of the question !

Mark's suggestion would have been ideal, and I know just the place, but its about an hour's drive from my house :(

If I don't talk to you before Christmas, have a happy and peaceful one, and I hope the gear elves are good to all of you !

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Posted 24 December 2017 - 02:38 AM

I don't know if photoshop is the same as lightroom, but I know LR is much less willing to stitch challenging panos than 3rd party programs. I've started using PTGui which is working pretty well, but a good free option is Microsoft I.C.E... maybe if you try one of those programs you'll be able to create the pano you were hoping for, Rod.

 

Interesting thing about the moon is at high latitudes is that it doesn't behave like it does down south. Today for instance was a pretty slender waxing crescent so normally you'd expect the moon to set an hour or two after the sun... not up here! Not only did the moon stay in the sky 7 hours after the sun set, it also didn't rise high in the sky, instead it seemed to float about 15 degrees above the horizon the whole time. Alaska: things are different here.



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Posted 24 December 2017 - 09:46 AM

Thanks TrailEx.

I gave up and parked the pano idea but I'll check out your Microsoft suggestion.

I meant to type PS, not PH.  I might also process the component images first to get some contrast into them and see if PS can deal with them.

 

I'd never considered that the path the moon follows in the sky would be different as one moves further or closer to the equator.  Sometimes I find myself staring at it and remembering all the places I've been, and its been there, in the sky, shining down. :)

I tip my glass to everyone who's ever looked up at her and wondered..., from cavemen to spacemen. B)






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