Tonight's moon

#4
One of the first things I wanted to do when I treated myself to a digital camera, was to take a picture of the moon. But the wretched thing is just too 'bright' to be captured on regular settings.

So, if there's anybody out there who wants to photograph the moon (and FCJ's correct, a camera phone won't do it!), switch your digital camera to MANUAL.

Change the ISO (light sensitivity) to 200.

Adjust the lens aperture to F11.

Adjust the shutter speed to 1/125 a second.

This is a really good point to start from. You can adjust anything else as you go to get the perfect shot.

I hope this helps anyone else who reads this, who has a digital camera, who wants to lurk around in the evening and take photo's of the moon.

Blessings and have fun,

Annie x
 
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#9
Wow certainly better than 8 times magnified with my phone.

Thanks so much for sharing about how to set a digital camera up for those who my not know or have forgotten.
You are a blessing to us all!
Let's hope someone did 'shoot the moon' and shares it. I'd love to see it!.

PS Where's Abdicate???:) I KNOW he's a keen photographer:)
 
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#15
We have had smoke from the many forest fires here in WA, OR, MT, and Canada hovering in our area all week so when I looked at the moon on Wednesday night it was also bright orange but showed through a thick haze of brown skies. Very unusual. First time in my life I have ever seen anything like that. Smoke is clearing some now but we are all praying for rain.
 
#17
We have had smoke from the many forest fires here in WA, OR, MT, and Canada hovering in our area all week so when I looked at the moon on Wednesday night it was also bright orange but showed through a thick haze of brown skies. Very unusual. First time in my life I have ever seen anything like that. Smoke is clearing some now but we are all praying for rain.
But what's causing it to be orange? Because where I am, all I can see is a big old regular white moon.

And, wherever we are on the planet, we're all looking up at the same sky (ish!). Which is kind of a nice thought, when you have people living far away:)
 
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But what's causing it to be orange? Because where I am, all I can see is a big old regular white moon.

And, wherever we are on the planet, we're all looking up at the same sky (ish!). Which is kind of a nice thought, when you have people living far away:)
The smoke from the fires creates a filter that blocks out the blue hues leaving orangey colors. Like when you put on sun glasses.
 
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#20
The smoke from the fires creates a filter that blocks out the blue hues leaving orangey colors. Like when you put on sun glasses.
Awesome. My birthday's coming up soon and I'm thinking of treating myself to a telescope. One of those that you can get an 'attachment' for, so you can screw in your digital camera and take pictures of the stars.

Any thoughts.
 
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