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    Tonight's Super Blue Moon (unfortunately no "blood" from here) taken from the garden. I'm still trying to improve my shots of the moon, and realise that a full moon is not always the best aspect, but this time I tried an image stack - this is about 20 images stacked and then tweaked a bit in Affinity. Comments welcomed!


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    Hi Chris, Very good effort. IMHO photographing a full Moon is not easy, and last night i felt there was a lot of atmospheric turbulence in the air. I made several attempts all of which i am disappointed with.( typically two nights earlier the air was crystal clear ) I never even thought of trying to stack.

    Hope you won't mind, if you do i'll gladly remove it ? my attempt :-

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    Thanks Glenn, I have no problems with other shots of the moon by anyone being added here. It's good to see how what ought to be exactly the same shot can be processed differently. Well done!

    I also struggled a bit with getting a decent single, sharp image but put it down to my weedy tripod not being stable enough with a light breeze swirling around. I used the 100-400 + 1.4x then used Live View, zooming in to 10x to get the image as focused as possible but that just showed up how unstable everything was!

    Anyway, of 30 or so shots, I deleted the ones that were obviously not sharp and stacked the rest in Affinity. I might have a go with one of the single shots to see if the stack is worth it.

    I got the idea of stacking from this article https://northrup.photo/photographing-the-moon/ although 1) I didn't use as many images, 2) didn't convert from RAW before stacking, or 3) use RegiStax so some other things to try.
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    Hi Chris, I shoot RAW then in Lightroom it needed lots of contrast and clarity adjustment but not much else. Camera settings :- F7.1, 1/640sec, iso200.
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    Nicely done Chris

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    Well done Chris
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    Warning - worst moon shot 'ever'!!!!

    Actually on my way to bed, looked out and saw the 'blue moon' and thought "why not" dressed quickly grabbed the 5Dmk3 the 200-400 and put the mk3 2x extender on it (this one is at 800mm) - stood outside the back door, leant against the shed and hand held about 15 shot's, this was the only one anywhere near in focus - on reflection I did everything wrong, no tripod so handheld / street lights / shutter priority / no remote shutter release and the list goes on. . . . . pretty surprised I managed anything at all lol.

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    I confess...I've used split tone in post processing (200D and 100-400L)
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    Default Re: Super Blue Moon

    Here's one from the other side of the world


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonathan Teatime View Post
    Here's one from the other side of the world
    Nice one, something a bit different.

    Quote Originally Posted by brianvickers View Post
    I confess...I've used split tone in post processing (200D and 100-400L)
    Nice shot, Brian. nothing wrong with a bit of split tone use, although I tinted mine slightly with some WB adjustment.

    Quote Originally Posted by David Stallard View Post
    Warning - worst moon shot 'ever'!!!!
    Not at all, it's pretty good considering handheld at 800mm!
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