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Well, I did an experimental photo shoot tonight... (Original Post) CaliforniaPeggy Jun 2016 OP
It's beautiful. In_The_Wind Jun 2016 #1
Thanks, my dear In_The_Wind! CaliforniaPeggy Jun 2016 #2
My moon shots never turned out well. In_The_Wind Jun 2016 #3
I'm sorry they didn't turn out well for you! CaliforniaPeggy Jun 2016 #5
Wow. Beauty. Is there a name for that kind of moon? applegrove Jun 2016 #4
Thank you, my dear applegrove! CaliforniaPeggy Jun 2016 #6
You must have the best view out of your house Peggy. applegrove Jun 2016 #9
I like it! Adsos Letter Jun 2016 #7
I'm glad you do, my dear Adsos Letter! CaliforniaPeggy Jun 2016 #10
I'm so impressed Mira Jun 2016 #8
Thank you, my dear Mira! CaliforniaPeggy Jun 2016 #11
I think of your photo work and mine as similar Mira Jun 2016 #12
That is about how I see what I do with my camera. CaliforniaPeggy Jun 2016 #13
Great shot CPeg Dyedinthewoolliberal Jun 2016 #20
Thank you, my dear Dyedinthewoolliberal! CaliforniaPeggy Jun 2016 #21
Very nice, CalPeggy! mnhtnbb Jun 2016 #14
Thank you so much, my dear mnhtnbb! CaliforniaPeggy Jun 2016 #15
Looks great Mz Pip Jun 2016 #16
Thank you, my dear Mz Pip! CaliforniaPeggy Jun 2016 #17
I like it. ManiacJoe Jun 2016 #18
Thank you, my dear ManiacJoe! CaliforniaPeggy Jun 2016 #19

CaliforniaPeggy

(150,295 posts)
5. I'm sorry they didn't turn out well for you!
Sat Jun 18, 2016, 12:05 AM
Jun 2016

Part of it is what kind of camera you have. Mine allows all sorts of settings to be used.......normally I'm not adventurous, but tonight I felt like experimenting...and it paid off!

CaliforniaPeggy

(150,295 posts)
6. Thank you, my dear applegrove!
Sat Jun 18, 2016, 12:08 AM
Jun 2016

It's nearly full. You could call it a waxing gibbous moon.

Waxing=getting nearly full. After it gets full, and proceeds to look smaller, we say it's waning.

Gibbous=not full yet, or after having been full. Any phase where the moon looks odd or oblong.

Mira

(22,384 posts)
8. I'm so impressed
Sat Jun 18, 2016, 12:15 AM
Jun 2016

out of my mind, actually. That was very successful, I know you are proud as you should be. The colors are fabulous.

CaliforniaPeggy

(150,295 posts)
11. Thank you, my dear Mira!
Sat Jun 18, 2016, 12:24 AM
Jun 2016

I am (as we say) over the moon!

It was completely experimental. I've never even played with the manual setting before. I don't actually know what it does, exactly. But my results knocked my socks off!

Mira

(22,384 posts)
12. I think of your photo work and mine as similar
Sat Jun 18, 2016, 01:36 AM
Jun 2016

Until now.
I have a fine camera, and a setting that says automatic. Whatever success I have with photos is in choosing subjects, and in cropping. I'm an unabashed amateur, but I take some good photos.

CaliforniaPeggy

(150,295 posts)
13. That is about how I see what I do with my camera.
Sat Jun 18, 2016, 01:39 AM
Jun 2016

I crop judiciously and I also have a very simple Photoshop program that I routinely use.

I love taking pictures! And every now and then, I get a good one.


Dyedinthewoolliberal

(15,675 posts)
20. Great shot CPeg
Sat Jun 18, 2016, 09:24 PM
Jun 2016
and if you right click on your home computer it will probably reveal the settings you used so you can duplicate it.......

CaliforniaPeggy

(150,295 posts)
21. Thank you, my dear Dyedinthewoolliberal!
Sat Jun 18, 2016, 10:05 PM
Jun 2016

Actually, I think the photo itself has the settings in the file where I stored it.

I'll check!

But really I want to improve on it!

Monday is the full moon and the solstice, so I want to see if I can do that moon more beautifully!

mnhtnbb

(31,512 posts)
14. Very nice, CalPeggy!
Sat Jun 18, 2016, 06:30 AM
Jun 2016

We've had a lot of clouds the last couple of nights. Didn't even know that moon was up there?

Nice detail and color!

CaliforniaPeggy

(150,295 posts)
15. Thank you so much, my dear mnhtnbb!
Sat Jun 18, 2016, 10:58 AM
Jun 2016

I was just shooting it in my usual auto no flash, and the little photo on the camera's back looked awful. So I thought, WTH, let's try some other setting. And the rest is history!

I could not believe the detail!

CaliforniaPeggy

(150,295 posts)
17. Thank you, my dear Mz Pip!
Sat Jun 18, 2016, 04:40 PM
Jun 2016

I just put the camera on "manual" and let it do the rest. Literally, that was all.

If your camera allows this setting, you should try it. You do need a long lens, if you have one.

ManiacJoe

(10,136 posts)
18. I like it.
Sat Jun 18, 2016, 06:30 PM
Jun 2016

Nice color.
Good placement in the frame.
I would probably crop it tighter while maintaining everything about the presentation.
Like most moon shots, it could probably use a little post processing love for sharpness and contrast (hard to tell at this size).

CaliforniaPeggy

(150,295 posts)
19. Thank you, my dear ManiacJoe!
Sat Jun 18, 2016, 06:57 PM
Jun 2016

I hear you about the cropping...I like to leave a little space. This time, it seemed as though the moon was shining to the right, so I cropped it in that direction.

My very primitive photoshop program doesn't have a sharpening feature, alas, and the more advanced programs are so complex that I am completely confused as to how to use them! I did use the contrast function. God knows I have much to learn!

Thanks for coming by and for your comments.

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