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Very thin crescent moon sets in the evening sky (23/05/2012).

Taken at the same location as.....
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Mayer-Photography Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Could you possibly make a tutorial on how to capture the moon like this? I have the gear to do it. :)
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CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
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"Get yourself a tripod.  Learn to use your camera in fully manual mode.  Use live view if you have it to manually focus on the moon.  Use the longest focal length you have.  Use settings of ISO 400, F/5.6 and 1/125th of a sec (crescent) 1/500th sec (quarter) 1/1000th sec (gibbous) or 1/2000th sec (full moon) as a starting point.  Take a test shot and adjust the shutter speed to get the right exposure.  Delay the shutter or use a remote to eliminate vibration."
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Mayer-Photography Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks!

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bhalstead Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012   Photographer
Gee, in my hemisphere the crescent faces toward the right! Great image.
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CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Yet another difference between the hemispheres :D Thanks
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nutmeg-42 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012
Great capture. :-)
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CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much :D
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Gracerain Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
So awesome!
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CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much :D
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Camel51 Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful!
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CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :D
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VileYonderboy Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice and with earth glow!
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CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :D Yeah I love the Earth shine on this one
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TalviEnkeli Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Professional General Artist
Gorgeous shot!! :faint::heart:
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CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much :D
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TalviEnkeli Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Professional General Artist
No problem :D
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MyLifeInFocus Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Fantastic job catching this, hoping to get a shot with both the dark and light side tonight :D
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CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much :D Good luck trying to photograph this tonight.
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dev-shooter Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm asking again: how did you manage to catch the detail??? :D Well, I mean of course that normally it can't be seen both lit and hidden part of the Moon :D
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CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
To photograph the moon you need to ask yourself a question do I want to just photograph the "visable" face of the moon or do I want to image the dark side of the moon. If you choose option one then you use fast shutter speeds to properly expose that bright part of the moon like this [link] This obviously comes at the expense of any foreground or the darker parts of the moon as they are turned to black. To get foreground elements and pick up the earth shine on the darker face of the moon you need to do longer exposures. This extra detail comes at the expense of the bright parts of the moon like in this picture. You can see that the normal crescent part is over exposed is totally blown out to white.
Digital storage is cheap. Just take lots of shots varying your shutter speed as you go to find the perfect exposure (thats all i do). It will vary every single night depending on the phase of the moon and any other light sources.
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silverfernn Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
yeah, I thank you, too.
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dev-shooter Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much for such exhausting answer :)
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MyPaideia Featured By Owner May 24, 2012
Wow! This is so atmospheric! I like this old tree without leaves and its small twigs! It looks really beautiful and gives some sort of feeling of movement!
Would You agree with, if I'd took Your picture like inspiration and would paint it?
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CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Your English is fine. Thank you very much for the great feedback :D Feel free to have a go at painting it. Send me a link to it if you post a picture of the finished product online somewhere. I would love to see it.
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MyPaideia Featured By Owner May 24, 2012
(sorry for my non-perfect-english :) )
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EmilioBrown Featured By Owner May 24, 2012
:wow: I really like it
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CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much :D
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EmilioBrown Featured By Owner May 24, 2012
you´re welcome
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