CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM WELCOMED
I know y'all are probably tired of my moon pictures, but I'm posting a couple anyhow :) I went down to the lake Friday night to play around with settings and such, and to try and capture the reflection off the lake without losing the detail of the moon.
There was no one there, and it was a little freaky to be in that huge, pitch black park all by myself. I'm bringing my DH and a flashlight next time!
I learned a few things.
1. The orange of the moon is only there for about the first 10 minutes of the moonrise, then the color fades. I didn't adjust the color at all. And while the moon did not appear this orange to my eyes, it's how the camera saw it on auto white balance.
2. With longer exposures (even using the tripod) the crisp edge of the moon is lost a bit, and it becomes more fuzzy. :( If you look at my images posted last week, with a SS of 1/500, the edge is really crisp, and I prefer that look.
3. I had planned on layering exposures in order to combine exposures for the reflection off the lake and ambient light along with the more detailed shots that are exposed for the moon itself. Even with exposures taken 6-9 seconds apart, it doesn't work very well. The earth has shifted enough in those few seconds that it makes lining them up almost impossible to do without it looking odd.
I'll post some other exposures tonight or tomorrow if you're interested, along with my settings and the time of the shots so you can see what I'm talking about. For now, this is all I've got. My first time trying to make a storyboard. I'm not sure how successful I was, but it's a start!