Thursday, June 28, 2007

Moon picture

I came home late tonight and when I got home, I noticed the moon shining brightly with hardly any cloud cover. I took out my camera and tripod to see if I could capture the moon. The moon was still pretty far off, but I was able to get a shot of the surface and the craters of the moon. It would have probably been better if I used automatic settings, but I thought I'd go manual mode and see if I could capture the image. Six mosquito bites later and about four bad images, I was able to pull off the right manual settings to get this shot. Enough to see the craters. My settings are below.

Date: June 29, 2007
Time: 12:02 AM EST
Location: Southwest Florida
Settings: 1/800 shutter speed, 4.0 aperture, ISO 100
Camera: Canon Rebel 350D XT
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm L f/4
Notes: Decrease in shutter speed caused a flare effect, and ISO above 100 resulted in a white out. Higher apperture may be able to get you darker contrast.

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