On Thursday of last week, hubs and I went to a outdoor Jazz gig. Yes, I took photos of the band but I was given two Gifts by Mother that astounded me. I saw before me the setting sun through some trees and at the same time the Moon high in the sky.
I whipped my camera out, which of course was all packed due to the concert winding down. I ran, yes literally ran because I knew I had seconds to get that sun through those trees. Unfortunately, there was this pole right smack in the way, and in order to capture that sun through those trees, I had to include it. I do not know yet how to extract objects in photos, and I do not have the time right now to learn. So, I had to make a fast decision.
Do I attempt to get the sun’s rays shining through the trees or do I say “no” because of that pole? You got it! I refused to allow a pole to deter me.
I had my 17-55mm lens on my camera body, and not wanting to waste time, used it. I set my tripod up, set the 2 second timer, and adjusted my settings to: Focal 55mm, f/9, ISO 2000, Shutter speed 1/1024. I believe I underexposed by 1 stop. Oops, I forgot to check that. Anyways, here is that photograph.
I turned my camera around, adjusted my tripod, and did something I do not like to do. I changed lenses. Thank goodness there was no wind and I could protect my camera as best as I could. I put on my 100-300mm lens, and proceeded to set my settings. I kept the 2 second timer on. Those settings were: Focal 300mm, f/45, ISO 2000, Shutter Speed 1/166. Again, I believe I underexposed the image by one stop. Well, here the Moon is in all Her glory!
And there you have it, AMY. Bless you for making me feel I am helping YOU. Bless you!!! I hope my information helped you, so that you have some ideas on how to photograph the Moon in a different way next time you do. You want a fast exposure, so keep that in mind. (((HUGS))) Amy
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