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'Ware the full moon

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Photographing the moon is surprisingly hard. You've got a small, very bright object in the middle of a large very dark frame and the combination tends to result in auto-exposure epically over-exposing the moon. It's also a bit of a pig to focus on with a mirror lens where you can't just twist it round to ∞ and rely on the depth-of-field being large enough - mirror lenses have virtually no depth-of-field to speak of, and on the one I've got the end-stop is past infinity. I took half-a-dozen photos and this is the only one with a vaguely sensible exposure.

Then comes the fun of scanning the film and playing the exposure game all over again...

Taken in 2007 with a Nikon F-301 loaded with Boots ISO 200 film and a Centon 500mm mirror lens, scanned with a Nikon Coolscan III (with black point set to 95%). Cross-posted to LiveJournal. Scanned from film Red 1022, frame 21.
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LS-30
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