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December 20: Trying Again...
Day 145 Lisa Carmichael

December 20: Trying Again...

Studio City, CA

I am much more pleased with this second attempt than the first (PaD 12/5/05). Thanks, Robin, for letting me know I needed much less light in the lens than I thought. Now all I need is a 400mm lens!!

Canon EOS 350D ,Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
1/4000s f/2.8 at 200.0mm iso400 full exif

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Cliff25-Dec-2005 07:32
Well done !
I haven't serously tried this - but you've inspired me. :o)
Chris Sofopoulos25-Dec-2005 01:22
This is great!
coaster24-Dec-2005 05:53
Nice shot.
steve mcsweeny22-Dec-2005 08:21
Excellent shot,Lisa. The other posters have great advice,for me the starting point would be 1/200, F10,iso200.
Ron Asp21-Dec-2005 16:13
Lisa, well taken shot, just a suggestion ,when I take mine, I use a tripod, cable release, IOS of 100, spot meterting, manual focus, is off, mirror lockup, use a 300mm or better, then drop down 2-3 stops in metering. Then I work with it a little on photoshop cs. Thanks for sharing your photos, if you find the time you can see some of my shots...I am waiting and will be buying a Canon 100-400L in the new year when I can get some spare cash...Ron
Bryan Murahashi21-Dec-2005 04:44
Super moon shot.
bandito21-Dec-2005 01:26
Good effort! It's very tough to get that shot right, unless you have just the right equipment. The rule of thumb is that for a 1.6x crop factor, you need 1200mm to fill the frame. So 200mm is quite a crop. The 1/4000 is probably overkill, so you could trade off a few stops of shutter speed and buy it back with aperture if you wanted to get it a little sharper - thus Robin's point about f/8 or f/11.

Very nice, though. Such a compelling subject!
laine8220-Dec-2005 23:43
Very nicely done...great to have such talented photographers to help us along too.
Robin Reid20-Dec-2005 19:13
Much better. I deduce from your exif data that this is handheld?
If you have a tripod try that with a f/8 or f/11 aperture. Also you can get a 1.4 or 2.x extender for that lens that will boost your reach very well.