Sunday, August 17, 2008

Shooting the Moon

I got my first really good moon shot the other night. I've tried a few times in the past but have never really been happy with the results. Initially, when I first tried to capture it, I thought a slow shutter would be in order. However, after trial and error, I realized that the moon is essentially one HUGE light source and you need to adjust your exposure accordingly. So I asked my good friend Christy if I could borrow her Nikon 80-400 VR lens, set my camera up on a tripod and set my shutter to release via the built-in timer (so as not to shake the camera) and popped a few shots. I did some minor curves and levels adjustments in Photoshop to bring out the details a little better. Hope you like it! =)

1 comment:

Pam said...

That photo turned out fantastic!