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    Hello again:

    I was looking forward to another try at the moon. Checked my calendar with the hopes of getting a photo of the new moon.

    I started with camera on "A" setting ( as I did with 20 day old moon photo I posted ) and took about 20 shots and dowloaded pictures on computer to chech my effort.

    Photos were rather overexposed so I set camera on "M" setting and took some shots from 1/1000 to 1/60 and checked these on computer.

    Happier with what I was seeing I took more shots from 1/200 down to 1/60.

    As working with camera on Manual setting is new for me along with a +/- ( exposure compensation button ) I'm looking forward to future attempts.
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    Nice shot, I do like those Lunar Crescents.

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    Nice shot!

    Few cameras will be able to expose that shot correctly on automatic. They see lots of black and think that the light level is really low. In fact, the subject is a rock in bright sunlight, and needs a daylight exposure.

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    Thank you.

    I have enjoyed all the wonderful photos posted here and wanted to share what I have with others.

    I wonder how many forum members look for the thinnest crescent after the new moon .

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    Quote Originally Posted by KeithBC View Post
    Nice shot!

    Few cameras will be able to expose that shot correctly on automatic. They see lots of black and think that the light level is really low. In fact, the subject is a rock in bright sunlight, and needs a daylight exposure.
    Thank you!

    Looking for future mornings and evenings to give me the opportunity to practice with the "M" setting and become more proficient with my camera.

    Regards

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    Nice crescent Moon shot! Experimentation on different settings is the way to go, try also angled/tilted shots to cut down the glare.

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    Nice image. I am one who looks for the very thin crescents, battling the cloud cover here makes it frustrating most times.

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    Beautiful shot. I am another one who looks for thin crescents.

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    Great shot and well worked out.
    Shooting in manual mode is a big step up in understanding your camera..
    Have a look here... Moon Photography - A How To Guide
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    Quote Originally Posted by ibase View Post
    Nice crescent Moon shot! Experimentation on different settings is the way to go, try also angled/tilted shots to cut down the glare.

    Best,

    Hernando
    Thanks and will do!

 

 
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