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Contests, Critique 2020 - August - The Moon

Obligatory shot of just the moon Yup, it's the moon. I included this to document the exposure. Getting the moon right is tricky, since it's a small but bright object in the middle of a dark back...

posted 2y ago by Olin Lathrop‭

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#1: Initial revision by user avatar Olin Lathrop‭ · 2020-08-10T15:40:38Z (over 2 years ago)
<h3>Obligatory shot of just the moon</h3>

![Image](https://photography.codidact.com/uploads/vFtJExeFzCy2SQMRvCueNVeY)

Yup, it's the moon.  I included this to document the exposure.  Getting the moon right is tricky, since it's a small but bright object in the middle of a dark background.  Anything with auto-exposure is going to mess this up, unless you have a very long lens so that the moon fills much of the frame.

This picture was one of a series of exposure tests.  The brightest parts of the moon were near, but not past, the top end of the sensor range.  The parameters were:

<b>ISO 200, f/8.0, 1/125 second</b>

5 Mar 2010 at 19:24, Groton Massachusetts, 300 mm lens, full frame (36 x 24 mm) sensor, cropped result.