<< Previous Next >>

Midwestern Full Moon

Midwestern Full Moon
Photo Information
Copyright: Kurt Popovich (KurtPop) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 285 W: 51 N: 342] (1059)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-05-16
Categories: Experimental
Camera: Canon REBEL XTi, Canon EF-S 55-250mm 1:4-5.6 IS
Exposure: f/32, 1/20 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-05-16 20:25
Viewed: 1541
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Full moon I shot tonight with my new lens. I took the tripod out to my yard and experimented with apertures and shutter speeds. Before shooting, I researched what most settings most experienced photographers capture at. While most are in the f/11 range, I found it to be too bright and to "haloish". This was taken at f/32, with a shutter speed of 1/20. I later cropped the image and added the blue frame, with a small amount of sharpening.

This is my first time really experimenting lunar photography, so I am definitely open to any critique.


loribird, brech, jimmyjimmy, inaam has marked this note useful
Only registered TrekLens members may rate photo notes.
Add Critique [Critiquing Guidelines] 
Only registered TrekLens members may write critiques.
You must be logged in to start a discussion.

Critiques [Translate]

  • loribird Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 920 W: 109 N: 1182] (5561)
  • [2011-05-16 20:39]

Nice shot Kurt. Fantastic detail and a neat presentation. Congratulations on your new lends. Well done! TFS, Lori

Most will present their moon shot, darker then it really is, it does that way let us see more details, never you look at a moon, and you actually see that much details...it's usually bright with faint details....The moon is an object that is lite by direct sunlight....so it should be shot like any other object during day time...It's quite easy, if you have a long lens, which most don't have, so most of the time the frame is cropped. But as far as exposure goes.....100 asa 1/125of a second at f 16. At this point you open up if you want it more bright, or close down, which makes it less realitic, but show more details.

  • Great 
  • brech Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 539 W: 135 N: 1111] (3045)
  • [2011-05-17 6:42]
  • [2]


Very nice image with good detail. Moon shots can be difficult because it is so easy to overexpose and just get a blury white disc. You got fairly nice clarity and sharpness with your IS lens, and a tripod will give that extra bit of stability for a perfectly sharp image.

Anyway very nicely done especially through the ever present "Region Haze."


Hello Kurt

Considering the lens used, not bad. I would like to barrow a friends 500mm minimum to get as close as I can. Better res to work with. Have a nice day.


You've got your exposure pretty right for this one. Good clear moon image although the blue band around the frame has me a little mystified, and I would recommend researching a little more on composition: good subject placement can make a good photo great!

  • Great 
  • inaam Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1816 W: 39 N: 465] (4859)
  • [2011-09-27 3:27]

Hello Kurt,
The moon is taken pretty good. It feels like an image of a powerful telescope. Lunar luminosity is looking lovely. A beautiful shot my friend, well done. Thanks for sharing.
Best Regards,

Calibration Check