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Moonrise
12-FEB-2006

Moonrise

My first try at moonscape, and it turned out more of a task than I expected. I was a day too late to show light on the mountains as well as the moon. With mountains,
it's hard to judge when and where the moon is going to rise. The charts and almanacs are useless because they are based upon having a 'flat' horizon.

I used 300mm zoom with 2X tele-extender for 600mm focal length or 900mm effective with the Pentax sensor (compared to focal length on full-frame 35mm film.
Exposure was approximately 1/60 second, ISO 400, F8)

Pentax *ist DS
1/60s f/8.0 iso400 full exif

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Guest 02-Nov-2011 04:06
Beautiful ...looks like it's taken through a telescope!
Patrick21-Nov-2008 05:25
The moon, tough target! Seems easy until you try it. All I can say is that this is much better than most first attempts!! Great effort!
DaleWilliams12-Nov-2006 01:06
Yes lens and settings too.I tried to catch the last full moon and all I got was a ball of light
Eric Herbelin14-Sep-2006 15:26
What lens do you need do such a picture?