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Wed Dec 30, 2020, 01:55 AM

Montana...so beautiful even an I-Phone pic shows it

This afternoon outside Bozeman

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Reply Montana...so beautiful even an I-Phone pic shows it (Original post)
Laura PourMeADrink Dec 2020 OP
CaliforniaPeggy Dec 2020 #1
Laura PourMeADrink Dec 2020 #2
cilla4progress Dec 2020 #3
CaliforniaPeggy Dec 2020 #4
SharonAnn Dec 2020 #5
PatrickforO Dec 2020 #6
AllaN01Bear Dec 2020 #7
SheltieLover Dec 2020 #8
ShazzieB Dec 2020 #9
SunSeeker Dec 2020 #10
Dem2theMax Dec 2020 #11
Laura PourMeADrink Dec 2020 #14
ManiacJoe Jan 2021 #16
SunSeeker Jan 2021 #17
Chainfire Dec 2020 #12
Laura PourMeADrink Dec 2020 #13
mnhtnbb Jan 2021 #15

Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Wed Dec 30, 2020, 01:59 AM

1. Wow! You're not kidding, my dear Laura!

Catching the moon as it emerges from behind the mountains is something I cannot do. Our mountains have too much stuff around them to allow it, and I can't get above it the way you did here.

This is just gorgeous! It looks like the moon is in The Belt of Venus. Amazing catch!

Thank you.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #1)

Wed Dec 30, 2020, 02:10 AM

2. I'm not there. My husband took it. He has an amazing eye.

I praised him two years ago and he immediately stopped taking pics. (Doesn't like praise or attention). So glad he may be coming back. He took his good camera up there, so fingers crossed.

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Reply #2)

Wed Dec 30, 2020, 02:19 AM

3. My daughter lives there!

Love it!

Shhh...so does everyone!

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Reply #2)

Wed Dec 30, 2020, 02:35 AM

4. By all means, DO NOT TELL HIM ABOUT THE PHOTO GROUP!



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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Wed Dec 30, 2020, 02:56 AM

5. That is stunning! I've been there and this photo brings the memories all rushing back.

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Wed Dec 30, 2020, 03:07 AM

6. The Big Sky state. Montana.

It is beautiful there.

I can remember the last time I was there, I drove and drove and drove and Montana just kept on coming.

Not only the sky is big. The state is also.

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Wed Dec 30, 2020, 03:33 AM

7. howelll.

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Response to AllaN01Bear (Reply #7)

Wed Dec 30, 2020, 03:54 AM

8. Gorgeous!



Ty for sharing!

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Wed Dec 30, 2020, 03:58 AM

9. This really takes me back!

Bozeman has had a special place in my heart, ever since my husband and I spent some time there 2 years ago. It was supposed to be just a quick stop to visit the Museum of the Rockies on a trip through several different states, but it ended up being more like a couple of weeks. We were about to leave town when our car's transmission decided to blow up,and it took forever to get a new transmission shipped from.... wherever they had to get it from. While we were waiting, we rented a car and drove back and forth to Yellowstone several times in addition to exploring a lot more of Montana than we had planned. It was gorgeous, and this lovely photo is bringing it all back.

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Wed Dec 30, 2020, 04:19 AM

10. How come every phone pic I take of the moon it just looks like a little white dot?

I have a Galaxy S10. Maybe that's the problem?

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #10)

Wed Dec 30, 2020, 04:34 AM

11. I have the same problem.

And the same phone. Let's blame it on the phone!

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #10)

Wed Dec 30, 2020, 01:25 PM

14. I don't know, not there. He has I-phone 8+. I'll drill him later:)

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #10)

Mon Jan 4, 2021, 01:28 AM

16. You are the victim of auto-exposure.

The camera does not know that the while dot is the subject, so it tries to get the black sky to be a nice medium gray, thus overexposing everything

If your camera has this focus feature, tap on the moon to set it as the focus target. This will often reset the auto-exposure to be based on the focus target.

Otherwise, switch to manual exposure. The moon is in full sunlight, so you need to use noon-time exposures.
Try these settings as starters, adjust to taste.
DSLR = ISO 200, f/8, 1/250
phone = ISO 100, f/1.4, 1/2000

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Response to ManiacJoe (Reply #16)

Mon Jan 4, 2021, 01:29 AM

17. Cool. Thanks!

I can definitely handle the tapping on the moon tip. The f-stop configurating may be beyond my competence. I need to take a phone photography class. But I appreciate the info!


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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Wed Dec 30, 2020, 11:38 AM

12. That photo looks like a desert to me

To me, beautiful land is full of crops sustaining human life. That place looks like it could only sustain life if men could live by eating rocks.

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Response to Chainfire (Reply #12)

Wed Dec 30, 2020, 01:24 PM

13. To each his own, huh. Desert climate

The worst to me, but some people love it.

Yes, give me trees and water and beautiful vegetation!

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Fri Jan 1, 2021, 05:59 AM

15. What a marvelous shot!

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