The Moon

The following images are taken by Canon EOS 7D with a 75-300mm Ultrasonic lens. Shot in Aperture Priority (first two almost full moon images) and complete Manual mode (the crescent moon images) with a tripod. The Exif (Exchangeable Image File Format) data is given under each shot.

Taken on 16th May 2019; f/13; 1/400sec; 0 EV; ISO 500
Taken on 16th May 2019; f/8; 1/1000sec; 0 EV; ISO 500
Taken on 8th June 2019; f/5.6; 1/100sec; ISO 400
Note: As an experiment, I tried sharpening the edges which probably have added more white light to the edges but have sharpened the craters.
Taken on 8th June 2019; f/10; 1/80sec; Kelvin Temperature; 0 EV; ISO 320
Taken on 8th June 2019; f/6.3; 1/160sec; Auto WB; 0 EV; ISO 400

These are not perfect images as one would expect, but a good start. I would like to improve upon these shots using correct exposures and get into a darker place while shooting it. To avoid the shake, while shooting the crescent moon I used the self timer of 10 secs. I have the remote but was a bit lazy to hook on..!!. Due to the delay, the moon shifted to the lower left corner when viewed on the camera screen. Next time I will be sure to use a remote or a 2 sec timer.

I will be glad if critics can suggest a better approach to take moon shots and opine on above. Truly appreciate readers feedback.

5 Comments on “The Moon

    • Thank you Ellie. Yes, that was a challenge. The moon could have been better if I would have been at some dark region. The moon shots were all from my backyard.

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  1. Unfortunately, I cannot give any criticism or suggest a better way to photograph the moon, but I do admire your skills that inspire me to learn more. These pictures are amazing Ranjit and also interesting to read which settings you selected for each image. Thank you for sharing!


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